Trump on Going to Rally Amid Hurricane: ‘I Cannot Disappoint the Thousands of People That Are There’
During a signing ceremony this afternoon, President Donald Trump was asked if he believes it’s appropriate to go to a campaign rally right now with Hurricane Michael making landfall.
Trump will be speaking at another rally, following last night’s rally, this time in Erie, PA.
And when asked if now is perhaps the wrong time to go through with a rally, Trump said this:
“I hear they have thousands of people lined up, and so we are in a little bit of a quagmire. I don’t want to disappoint people. They’ve gotten there––some people were staying, they got there last night. I believe it starts at about 7:00… So we’ll probably go, ’cause what are you going to do? Tell thousands of people they’ve been waiting there all night that we’re not coming? That’s not fair either.”
He said the federal government is “very ready” to respond to the hurricane.
And then later this afternoon, Trump tweeted he is going to Erie:
Departing the @WhiteHouse for Erie, Pennsylvania. I cannot disappoint the thousands of people that are there – and the thousands that are going. I look forward to seeing everyone this evening.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2018
You can watch above, via C-SPAN.
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