SCRANTON -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Governor Mike Pence arrived in Scranton Wednesday for a campaign stop in the Lackawanna College Student Union gym.
Republican U.S. Representatives Tom Marino and Lou Barletta provided remarks to the crowd at the start of the rally before Trump and Pence arrived.
Gov. Pence came out to the cheering crowd in the gym to introduce Trump at the event.
After being introduced by running mate Mike Pence, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, took the stage.
"This is amazing. Thank you," Trump said to the crowd chanting, "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!"
"We're scoffed at all over the world. We're looked down upon all over the world. We're not respected anymore. We were talking about Putin today; no respect," said Trump. "Wouldn't it be a great thing if we could actually get along with Russia?"
Thousands of supporters came out to see Trump, well over the capacity for the building.
Trump’s campaign appearance in Scranton comes as the Democratic convention continues down the turnpike in Philadelphia. Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to be a presidential nominee.
“’Madam President.’ Ugh, I don’t want to hear that. I do want to hear that eventually because I want to see a woman president, but it can’t be her. She’s a disaster,” Trump said.
“I want to help make Trump president. I like his views, and I hate Hillary,” said Hunter Brewer of Wyalusing.
Trump spoke of American jobs being lost overseas.
“Because they’re going to put you out of business. You’re already mostly out of business. But they want to put you out of business,” Trump went on. “We’re going to start making things again, folks. We’re going to start making things again. That includes steel.”
Trump’s speech lasted exactly 59 minutes and wrapped with his campaign's key phrase.
“But what really is more important is making America great again and that`s what we`re going to do. Thank you. I love you. Get out and vote November 8th. I love you.”
Trump was nominated at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio last week.