The Largest Political Rally

In one of his largest rallies yet, President Donald Trump addressed tens of thousands of supporters on Saturday evening, Oct. 31, in Butler, Pennsylvania.

The state is crucial to Trump’s reelection strategy, and with polls tightening there ahead of the vote on Nov. 3, the rally’s massive turnout is a promising sign for the Trump campaign.

According to the Secret Service, attendance was at 57,000.

Photos and videos of the event have spread across social media.

The crowd watches one of the three Osprey aircraft escorting Marine One as it arrives for a campaign stop by President Donald Trump, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Butler County Regional Airport in Butler, Pa.
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President Donald Trump addresses the crowd as the sun sets during a campaign stop, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Butler County Regional Airport in Butler, Pa.
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During the rally, Trump announced that he signed an executive order to protect fracking in the state, which has tens of thousands of jobs tied to the energy industry. Biden has previously said that he would end fossil fuels on multiple occasions, a move unpopular with blue-collar voters across the Midwest.

Trump has since posted a video documenting all the times Biden said he would end fracking and fossil fuels, with the video having been viewed 14.4 million times.

 

Oil and gas workers appear to have come out in large numbers for Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania.

People wearing hardhats make their way to viewing area at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport before a planned campaign stop for President Donald Trump, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Butler, Pa.
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President Donald Trump waves as he leaves a campaign stop, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Butler County Regional Airport in Butler, Pa.
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With a full moon in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Butler, Pa.
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Supporters cheer and wave signs as President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign stop, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Butler County Regional Airport in Butler, Pa.
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The sun shines through one of the U.S. flags hanging from cranes where President Donald Trump held a campaign stop, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Butler County Regional Airport in Butler, Pa.
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Supporters hold up four fingers as they chant “Four More Years” as they await President Donald Trump for a campaign stop, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Butler County Regional Airport in Butler, Pa.
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Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s lead has narrowed in recent days, with Trump currently trailing him by a spread of 4.1 points, according to the Real Clear Politics poll of polls. Clinton led Trump by 2.1 percentage points in 2016, but lost the state by 0.7 percent.