President Trump set to hold rally ahead of Pennsylvania special election

Posted at 3:30 PM, Mar 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-10 20:28:29-05

President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday night in support of the Republican candidate running in Pennsylvania’s special House election, state Rep. Rick Saccone.

Saccone is locked in a tight race with Democrat Conor Lamb, in a place where the race shouldn’t be as competitive as it is: Trump won the district by 20 points in 2016. The election is set for Tuesday.

Trump and the Republican Party have gone all-in to prevent defeat, one that would signal the potential for larger GOP losses in the November midterm elections.

Trump endorsed Saccone in January, and outside Republican groups have spent more than $10 million on the race in support of Saccone, who’s weak fundraising numbers have seen him outraised by Lamb by nearly five-to-one in the first seven weeks of the year.

The President’s appearance also comes after a particularly active week at the White House.

On Thursday, Trump signed two tariff proclamations to erect a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff aluminum imports. The move came just days before his expected rally on Saturday in the heart of steel country.

The White House also announced this week that Trump had agreed to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, a stunning development that shocked the diplomatic and political world.

And, this week, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels sued Trump in a California court, claiming Trump never signed a hush agreement regarding an alleged sexual encounter between the two, therefore rendering the agreement void.

Trump is scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh.