President Donald Trump will make a return visit to the region to deliver remarks at the Blair County Airport in Martinsburg on Monday — with just over a week remaining until the 2020 election.
Trump has been crisscrossing Pennsylvania as the state is viewed as a likely difference-maker.
Trump visited Johnstown Oct. 13, just a week after being released from the hospital for COVID-19 treatment, to rally support in an event that drew thousands of supporters.
His southern Blair County stop is titled a “Make America Great Again Victory Rally.” Trump is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m. Doors will open at 1:30.
Unlike Cambria County, which flipped its voter registration edge to Republican over the past year, Blair County has been a Republican stronghold for generations, making the Monday stop a chance for the president to motivate his base.
“The energy is building!” the Blair County Republican Party wrote on its Facebook page Sunday.
Details posted on his campaign’s website – DonaldJTrump.com/events – show guests may request up to two tickets per mobile number for the event.
“All tickets are subject to first-come, first-served basis,” the site says.
Attendees must provide their name, email and mobile number to receive a confirmation text.
Just like the previous Trump visit in Johnstown, attendees who register release Donald J Trump for President Inc. and the national Republican Committee from any liability if they are exposed to the coronavirus.
The full legal statement is:
“By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; the Republican National Committee; the host venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.”
Full details are viewable via the link below.
David Hurst is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at (814) 532-5053. Follow him on Twitter @TDDavidHurst and Instagram @TDDavidHurst.