Trump to Campaign in Delco Following Obama’s Visit to Philly
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Delaware County today, hours after President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Trump will make an appearance at a private event at 7:30 p.m. at the Aston Community Center, located in Aston, Pennsylvania. The event is closed to the public but open to press.
Greg Manz, Trump’s Pennsylvania communications director, told the Delaware County Daily Times that the event today is “a policy discussion with stakeholders in a particular field.”
According to the Washington Post, Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump will introduce him in Aston tonight. The newspaper reports that during a public event at noon today in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump will “propose a plan for paid [maternity] leave that [campaign officials] believe can gain bipartisan approval.”
While the proposal’s details are still unclear, the Washington Post reports that it “would be financed through savings achieved by eliminating fraud in the unemployment insurance program.”
Josh Shapiro, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania Attorney General, will join community leaders and Democrats for a press conference outside the Aston Community Center at 6:30 p.m, before Trump’s speech. The press conference is slated to address accusations that Trump has defrauded thousands of students who attended the now-defunct Trump University.
Andrew Reilly, the Delaware County Republican chairman, told the the Delaware County Daily Times that Trump is expected to make a second, public appearance in Delaware County sometime during the week of September 19th.
Pennsylvania has served as a battleground for the presidential candidates of late. Obama’s visit is slated for 1:45 p.m. today. GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will speak in Scranton on Wednesday. Trump has visited Philadelphia twice this month, and Clinton last campaigned in the city in mid August.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll updated last week claims that 49 percent of Pennsylvania poll participants side with Clinton, while 44 percent prefer Trump. According to Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, the Ipsos poll receives an A- polling grade and has a slight Democratic bias.
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