Andy Mehalshick from our sister station in Scranton, WBRE, spoke with President Trump in an exclusive one-on-one interview Monday night following his rally in Lycoming County.
Mehalshick: Mr. President of Pennsylvania was red in 2016. The Democrats say they can turn it blue in 2020. Can you keep it red?
President Trump: Well I do think so Andy. The employment numbers in the state have never done as well. We brought back steel we brought back coal, this state is doing better than ever before. “
Mehalshick: Mr. President Healthcare is a big concern in Pennsylvania. If re-elected in 2020 what can people here expect?
President Trump: We are going to have previous-existing conditions. We got rid of the individual mandate which was the worst part of Obamacare. We got rid of that.
Mehalshick: A big concern here in Pennsylvania is immigration, As you know Lou Barletta won a seat in Congress largely on that issue. We hear talk of building a wall? What are you doing to stop illegal immigration?
President Trump: Trump: We are building a massive wall right now and by the end of next year there will be close to 500 miles of wall built.”
Mehalshick: What about the opioid crisis impacting every state in the nation?
President Trump: “We are working with drug companies and doctors to get them to prescribe less. It’s hitting horrible, people take a little and end up being drug addicts.”