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Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with customers during a visit to Geno's Steaks, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia.

January 11, 2017

New South Philly GOP likens Trump to Rocky in inauguration gala invite

The invite describes the gala as a 'deplorable event'

A local group by the name New South Philly GOP is hosting its own pre-inauguration gala on Saturday to celebrate President-elect Donald Trump’s pending move into the White House.

"South Philly. The crude, gritty streets that gave us the fabled underdog Rocky Balboa now celebrates the victory of another 'million to one shot' champion President elect Donald Trump!" – New South Philly GOP website

An invite for the event, posted on the group’s website and on Eventbrite, mockingly describes it as a "deplorable event" while comparing Trump’s White House win to that of Philadelphia's beloved fictional champion Rocky Balboa.

The New South Philly GOP pre-inauguration gala is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, Jan. 14, in advance of the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration. 


New South Philly GOP Inauguration Gala

Saturday, Jan. 14
7-11 p.m.
Tickets: $35 per person
Toll Man Joes
26 E. Oregon Ave.
More information available here

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