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President Trump makes campaign stop at airport in Luzerne County

Pennsylvania remains prominent as candidates criss-cross the state asking for votes

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Pres. Donald Trump made his last push for votes in Pennsylvania with a rally at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Luzerne County.

Air Force One arrived at the airport around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, and the president was greeted by a large, boisterous crowd.

"You are an enthusiastic bunch; you are something," said Trump.

Pres. Trump noted his economic successes during his administration and warned that his opponents would send the economy into a "deep depression."

"Pennsylvania, it's going to be up to you. It's such a big deal," said Trump. "I am your voice, and we will make America great again."

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Trump made sure to hit all the points he says are important to Pennsylvania. He claimed that a tax increase under a Biden administration would destroy the commonwealth's economy. And he defended his handling of the pandemic, saying it could have been a lot worse and Pennsylvania needs to open up.

He said, "a vote for Biden is a vote for lockdown and misery."

Trump bashed Biden and his stance on the oil and gas industry and fracking.

"He said, 'No, we will ban fracking, we will ban fracking.' That's what he said many times. Once he got the nomination, he came to Pennsylvania. They said you're going to have to do something because you have a million jobs and it's a massive part of your wealth, so he walked in and said from, 'We will ban fracking' to, 'Of course, we're going to have fracking, what's the problem?'"

In addition to hitting those points, the president recapped his campaign and victory four years ago, talked about triumphs, and how the Democrats keep trying to bring him down. But most importantly, he wants the thousands of people who attended the rally to go and vote on Tuesday.

Pres. Trump spoke for over an hour and finished speaking shortly before 4 p.m.

The president spoke at a campaign rally at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville on Saturday and held an event last Thursday in the Lehigh Valley.

Pres. Trump was also in our area back in August for a campaign event in Old Forge, and in May, he toured a health care business in the Lehigh Valley and spoke to a crowd of supporters.

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The president left the airport after 4 p.m.