Trump to speak in Scranton

07.25.16 | Bob Price

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign Wednesday in Scranton as the Democratic nominating convention unfolds in Philadelphia, multiple party sources said.

Trump, 70, will campaign at an unspecified time in the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium, the sources said.

The appearance will mark his second visit to Northeastern Pennsylvania this year. He campaigned at a rally April 25 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township.

This will be his first visit as a presidential candidate to Lackawanna County. His earlier rally almost took place at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Moosic before the venue shifted.

Trump will hit Scranton the day before presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton formally accepts her party’s nomination. Hillary Clinton’s father, Hugh E. Rodham, grew up in Scranton.

Clinton, who campaigned locally several times, including April 22 at Dunmore High School, was scheduled to visit the city July 8 with Vice President Joseph Biden. The appearance at Riverfront Sports was postponed after a gunman ambushed and killed five police officers and wounded others in Dallas, Texas and has not yet been rescheduled.