Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, appeared at an event in Loudoun County on Sunday at the Tally-Ho theater in Leesburg. The event was hosted by a combination of the Women for Trump, Moms 4 Trump, and The National Diversity Coalition for Trump organizations. Over 200 people attended the event on short notice to support Donald Trump for President and to listen to the speakers and guests.
A number of current and former elected officials were in attendance, including PWC Board Chairman and Trump State Chairman Corey Stewart, VA Delegate Bob Marshall, former Loudoun Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, former Loudoun Supervisor and Leesburg Town Council Member Ken Reid, and former 10th District Chairman Howie Lind.
Algonkian District Supervisor, Suzanne Volpe, started off the event by warning attendees about the dangers for our children’s future and our safety if Hillary Clinton is elected. She reminded everyone that the push for government run healthcare started with Hillary Clinton and “HillaryCare” back in 1993.
Sheree Saber spoke next. As the leader of the Moms 4 Trump organization, she made a specific appeal to women and moms to support Trump. She also urged the audience to take advantage of all the opportunities to volunteer for the campaign. As a woman, Saber said she would love to see a woman President, but “just not this woman.” As someone with a background in fashion, Saber said, “the first woman in the White House should carry the finest bags, but definitely not questionable baggage.”
Next up was Lynne Patton, Vice President of the Eric Trump Foundation. She spoke about her experience with the Trump family and all the philanthropic things they do, both in public and behind the scenes. As an African American, she refuted the charges of bigotry leveled at Trump, and spoke about the failure of the Obama Administration and the Democrats to provide any economic support for minorities and inner city families.
The last speaker was Lara Trump. She spoke about her what it’s like to be a member of the Trump family and her experiences with the private side of Donald Trump. She spoke about Trump’s experience and success as a businessman, relating the story about how Trump took over the construction of a skating rink in New York City, and completed the project ahead of schedule and millions under budget. She spoke about the need to bring that kind of business acumen to Washington, DC.
Before the event started, I was given the privilege of conducting brief interviews with both Lara Trump and Lynne Patton. First I had the opportunity to speak with Lynne Patton:
After that I had a brief chance to speak with Lara Trump:
All in all it was a successful rally, especially given how quickly it was put together. This event, combined with the Mike Pence rally in Purcelville yesterday, shows a serious effort by the Trump campaign to compete in Virginia, a state they desperately need to win in November. Inside sources say the Trump campaign is committed to spending a significant amount of money to win Virginia, and the repeated attention the state has seen from the campaign and its surrogates provides proof of that commitment.