Yesterday, seeking to persuade a mere 1000 Pittsburgh voters that he can make them happy through his daily rants, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump told his bored audience that he will bring steel back to Pittsburgh.
Trump made his pitch at the David L Lawrence Convention Center, which was named for the four-term mayor who cleaned up Pittsburgh’s famously smoky skies in the 1950s. So Trump’s empty promises seemed quite a bit out of step with the city’s emerging image as a gleaming metropolis, not the center of steel production in the US (http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/trump-promises-to-make-pittsburgh-great-again-221925#ixzz45mXedZNR).
With Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, a well-known thug, losing his influence within Trump’s campaign, the mega-billionaire has recently hired Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s former campaign manager, Rick Wiley.
As a solitary observer attended yesterday’s Trump Entertainment Rally at the David L Lawrence Convention Center, he spotted Pittsburgh’s mayor, Bill Peduto, a solid Democrat, passing out campaign literature for Hillary Clinton. As he did so, Peduto informed the paltry crowd of a mere thousand that Trump is toast. Pennsylvania’s junior senator, Pat Toomey, a Republican, was nowhere to be seen, though there was speculation among the steelworkers in the crowd that he was closeted with Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas), who is clawing his way to a contested convention in Cleveland.
Trump’s next stop is likely to be in two choice locations in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish Country: Intercourse and Blue Ball. There, Trump will tell the Amish and the Mennonites, who rely on buggies to get around, that they are out of touch, and that his hands are strong and that his midsection is even stronger.