December 11, 2019
President Donald Trump took the stage at a campaign rally in Hershey on Tuesday night and didn't shy from giving his hot take on Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
While Trump did not mention the city's top prosecutor by name, he referred to Krasner as "the worst district attorney," after mentioning that Philadelphia does not work with with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, The Morning Call reported.
“You have the worst district attorney. I’ve been hearing about this guy,” Trump said, “He lets killers out almost immediately … get yourself a new prosecutor.”
TRUMP to Pennsylvanians: "And by the way, you may have the worst district attorney, or whatever the hell ... what the hell. How did you let that happen?" pic.twitter.com/GwOwEoYn8T— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 11, 2019
The president met with John McNesby, president of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, at the White House on Friday, along with other ranking members in police unions from across the country. They discussed "progressive" district attorneys, including Krasner, and their impacts on the criminal justice system.
Good meeting. Great support!! https://t.co/EZWiQMMO5F— John McNesby (@john_mcnesby) December 6, 2019
Trump's Hershey rally was held just hours after the House Democrats released two articles of impeachment against the president. He called the impeachment case "weak" and told supporters he felt Democrats were embarrassed by their decision to release the articles.
"This is the lightest, weakest impeachment," he said. "This is 'impeachment light.' This is the lightest impeachment in the history of the country."
Pennsylvania will again be a critical battle ground for the Presidential 2020 election. In 2016, the president won Pennsylvania, defeating Hillary Clinton by 44,292 votes.
“We won Pennsylvania last time, and we’re going to win it again but even bigger,” Trump said.
Polls have Joe Biden leading in several key states versus Trump — including Pennsylvania, according to a recent poll by the New York Times.
Biden also leads Trump in Wisconsin, Florida, and Arizona, polls show, and the former vice president is tied with the president in Michigan. Polls show Sen. Elizabeth Warren trailing Trump in the key states, and Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the president in Pennsylvania and other key states.