KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBS) – Lara Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, stumped on his behalf on Montgomery County on Tuesday. She launched the “Women for Trump” coalition at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia.
“I always say that I think this president will easily be re-elected because he has delivered on all the promises he made in 2016 and so many more, right?” Lara Trump said. “Despite the fact that he’s had constant, 93% negative media coverage by the way.”
Those CBS3 spoke with expressed varying degrees of interest in politics and many credit President Trump for their own positive financial circumstances.
A handful of women indicated they had never engaged in political events before 2016 and many were quick to defend Trump concerning his comments on Twitter over the weekend concerning U.S. congresswomen that have been criticized as racist and xenophobic.
“I don’t care what he has to say, I know what he means. I know what’s in his heart and he is the best president in my lifetime,” Beach Haven resident Anne Johnson said.
The president’s social media missive was widely booed on the left as racist and xenophobic.
“To me, he was directing his comments to their actions, their comments and actions — they’re just anti-American. They hate the country so much, get out. Nobody is forcing people to stay here,” Easton resident Annie Ritter said.
Also in attendance was former Congressman Lou Barletta. The Hazleton-area politician was among the first to back the president during the 2016 primary season.
On Tuesday, the president’s campaign tapped into efforts to mobilize the female vote. Priscilla Confrey drove to King of Prussia from Monmouth County, New Jersey with her daughters — ages 15 and 10. She said before 2016, she was never involved in politics.
“I felt we needed to save this country for our children — really being a mom, being afraid of what the future might be,” Confrey said.
Trump defeated Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania in 2016 and the Keystone State will once again be important for Trump’s re-election efforts in 2020.
CBS3’s Joe Holden contributed to this report.