Trump arrives in Gettysburg for first 100 days speech

 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday will use historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as the setting to lay out his priorities for the first 100 days of a Trump presidency.

With Election Day now just 16 days away and Trump trailing Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in essentially every poll, the GOP nominee is working to assure voters that he is as capable and knowledgeable about policy as he is about rough-and-tumble electoral politics.  

“Trump will use the historic setting of Gettysburg where the country was saved,” a senior campaign source told Fox News. “He will lay out a concise program that he will commit to execute from the first day in office.”

Gettysburg is where Republican President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address in November 1863 in an attempt to unify Americans amid the Civil War.

Clinton has had a clear policy advantage over Trump since Day One of the 2016 White House race, considering she is a former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state.

Trump on Saturday is not expected to announce any new or major policy changes and will instead try to make a closing argument for him and his 16-month campaign platform, which includes tax reform, border security, rebuilding the U.S. military and cutting federal regulations.

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“Our regulations are just taking over our country,” Trump told Fox News on Friday night. “We just cannot compete anymore.”

However campaign officials say Trump — whose withering attacks helped him beat 16 other major GOP candidates to win the party’s presidential nomination — will in Gettysburg continue to attack Clinton and draw distinctions between their respective visions for the country. 

Throughout the campaign, and particularly in the candidates’ third-and-final debate Wednesday night, Trump has argued that Clinton, in her 30 years in politics, has failed to solve any major domestic or foreign issues for the United States.

Trump is making several stop this weekend in Pennsylvania, one of a handful of battleground states that he must win to become president.

He trails Clinton in Pennsylvania by 6 percent points, according to the RealClearPolitics polls average.

However, Trump appears in the past few days to be cutting into Clinton’s lead, in part with his repeated message that the liberal media has “rigged” the election by recently publishing allegation against him by at least nine women.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday showed Trump having cut Clinton’s lead in half.

“The media refuses to talk about the three new national polls that have me in first place,” Trump tweeted overnight. “Biggest crowds ever — watch what happens!”

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