Allentown, PA: Remarks by President Trump After Air Force One Arrival

(STL.News) – THE PRESIDENT: So we have a big event.  We have three of them today, but this will be a — a group of people that we know very well from this area.  It’s amazing — amazing attendance and amazing poll numbers.  We have poll numbers that I’ll be talking about up there that have been very extraordinary.

Q Can you win the election without Pennsylvania?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know.  I think we’re leading in Pennsylvania.  I think we’ll win Pennsylvania, so I don’t think I have to worry about that.  I think we’re going to win Pennsylvania by more than we did last time.

Q Mr. President, (inaudible).

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t understand you.

Q Are you downplaying the coronavirus again?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m not.

Go ahead.

Q Mr. President, Joe Biden says you’ve waved the white flag on fighting coronavirus and controlling the virus.

THE PRESIDENT: No, no, he has.  He’s waved a white flag on life.  He doesn’t leave his basement.  This guy doesn’t leave his basement.  He is a — he’s a pathetic candidate, I will tell you that.

Q Have you given up on controlling the virus?

THE PRESIDENT: No, not at all. In fact, the opposite.  Absolutely the opposite.  We’ve done an incredible job.  Take a look at what’s happening in Europe.  What’s happening to Europe is — nobody has seen anything like it.  And you used to tell me all about Europe.

No, we’re doing a great job.  We are absolutely rounding the corner.  Other than the fake news wants to scare everybody, we are absolutely rounding the corner.

Go ahead.

Q Are you planning an event for Amy Coney Barrett this evening?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.  We’re going to see probably at the White House later on this evening, see how it all works out.  The vote is taking place, and we’ll see how that works out.

Q Will it be a large event? And are you concerned about —

THE PRESIDENT: No, not a large event.  Just a very nice event.

Q Is a ceasefire holding between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q The ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, is that holding or what’s that holding?

THE PRESIDENT: It’s holding.  The ceasefire is holding.  Okay? We’ll see you over at the event.

Q Mr. President, were you offered a vaccine at all or any on your staff offered the vaccine?

THE PRESIDENT: Was I offered?

Q Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: No. But we’ll have the vaccines very soon.  The vaccines are in full development, and we’re going to have them very soon.

Q Will anyone on your staff take it?

THE PRESIDENT: You don’t have them yet.  They haven’t been approved yet.

Q Special — special dispensation.

THE PRESIDENT: They’re going to be — they’re going to be approved very soon.  Thank you.  The vaccines.

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