Donald Trump brings “Thank You Tour” to Hershey

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DERRY TWP., Pa. – President-elect Donald Trump brought his Thank You Tour to central Pennsylvania, touching on many of the campaign issues that helped get him elected.

Trump spoke for about an hour Thursday night at Giant Center calling for new jobs and thanking his supporters for their votes.

It was the second time Trump graced the floor at the venue. The first time, he was the Republican nominee in the campaign’s final days. This time, he spoke as President-elect, and noted a difference.

“If somebody else, a normal person came after an election, even after a victory, you’d have 15 people,” he said. “People would say ‘We had enough, we’re not going’ and this place is packed, this is a big stadium.”

Vice President-elect Mike Pence also thanked supporters.

“Thanks to you, we’ll finally have a president who will stand with the men and women who serve in law enforcement at every level,” Pence said.

Thousands of people braved below-freezing temperatures and came from all over the state to see the President-elect.

“He’s not the establishment,” Brian Billman, a Trump supporter, said. “He’s coming at us with a different perspective than we’ve seen for many years from the politicians.”

“We’re out here to support Trump, we wanted to get together with a group of guys and gals and just have a good old time and celebrate a victory,” Dan Jennings, a Trump supporter, added.

Trump called for new jobs and reductions in large defense projects, among several other topics.

He left the thousands of attendees with a call to action.

“I am asking you to dream big and bold and daring things for your family,” Trump said. “I am asking you to believe in yourself again and I’m asking you to believe in America.”