ICYMI: Lebanon Daily News: 15,000+ chant for Trump in Hershey

As the final weekend before Election Day unfolds, Donald Trump looked to put the finishing touches on his campaign as he paid Hershey’s Giant Center a visit Friday night.

Speaking to a capacity crowd of 13,000 inside and thousands more outside, Trump continued his ridicule of President Barack Obama and his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by focusing on health care, establishment politics, jobs and the media.

“You’ll be paying a fraction of what you’re paying and you’re going to get really good stuff,” Trump said, comparing his health care plan to the Affordable Care Act. “Premiums are surging on Obamacare, companies are leaving, insurers are fleeing, doctors are quitting and deductibles are through the roof.”

He said that Clinton wants to “double down on Obamacare” and make it even more expensive.

“And she also wants to, by the way, raise your taxes very substantially,” said Trump.

A few minutes later, he began to mention the investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that recently reopened to look into newly surfaced emails connected to Clinton. The crowd broke into a frenzy, one that’s become common to the American electorate in 2016, as they began to yell repeatedly, “lock her up!”

“If she were to win, it would create an unprecedented Constitutional crisis,” Trump said. “This will go on for years folks.”

He added that Hillary and her special interests, should she win the election, would rob the United States blind.

“My contract with the American voter begins with a plan to end government corruption,” he said, to another reaction of cheers.

Providing the lead, Trump explained that he wants the entire, corrupt, Washington establishment to hear the words he yelled in sync with those in attendance.

“When we win on Nov. 8, we are going to…” Trump said.

“Drain the swamp!” echoed off the walls of the Giant Center.

Transitioning to jobs, he explained that the state of Pennsylvania has lost nearly 40 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“A deal signed by Bill Clinton and supported by crooked Hillary Clinton,” he said.

Trump said that “we are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world” as he went on to list a few Central PA businesses which he said have cut jobs and sent them to other countries.

“A Trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving America,” Trump said.

He went on to briefly address what he said would happen to terrorism in America if Clinton was elected and Syrian refugees are allowed to enter the country.

“Her plan will import generations of terrorism, extremism and radicalism into your schools and throughout your communities,” said Trump.

After saying that he will suspend the Syrian refugee program if he is elected, he switched gears to an attack of the media.

“Isn’t it sad, the most dishonest people there are, the media,” he said.

He said that the media doesn’t turn their cameras and show the crowd as he explained that there were thousands more people outside the Giant Center who couldn’t get in and were watching him on a big screen.

Prior to Trump, Kellyanne Conway, his campaign manager, got the same reaction, although she used her hands trying to quiet the crowd and asked that they be polite. However, her attempt was to little avail.

Trump followed up comments about the media by returning to another common message of his on the campaign trail, the southern border.

“And yes, we will build a great wall,” he said. “Who’s going to pay for the wall?” he asked the crowd.

Again, in sync, those in attendance replied with a loud, “Mexico!”

Finishing up his speech, Trump listed several items of which he intends to pay attention to should he win on Tuesday, including what he called the biggest tax cut since President Ronald Reagan, removing job killing regulations, protecting religious liberty and the Second Amendment.

Steven Wolfe, a Lebanon resident, was in attendance Friday night for his third Trump rally and he said there’s one particular reason he is a supporter of Trump.

“Based on the fact that the Supreme Court is on the line,” Wolfe said.

Having spent six years in the Army National Guard and another in the Army Reserve, Wolfe said that he took an oath to protect and follow the Constitution, and that’s why he said if Clinton wins, the path of the country could take a turn for the worse.

Dan Daley was also in attendance. Daley lives in Harrisburg and has been in the U.S. for about 10 years, but two years ago he became an American citizen as he was born in Canada.

“Trump is our only chance for preserving the Republic as we know it,” said Daley.

Previously a strong supporter of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Daley made the switch to backing Trump after Cruz did the same.

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