Saturday, December 31, 2016

Top Ten: President Trump

Every year is a year of change, and 2016 turned out to be exceptional in the change category in the world of politics.

This is a camera phone photo from the morning of April 25.

I was on the floor of the arena in Luzerne County, watching the set up for that night's Trump for President rally.  The podium is center left.  The photographer's stand is off to the right.  A loop of Trump interviews was playing on the video screens above.

To refresh your memory, Trump filled every seat in the arena that night, and he went on to win the Pennsylvania primary the next day.

The photo above was taken the day before the general election last month.  This was the set up for the Trump rally inside the Student Union building at Lackawanna College in Scranton.

At the time, the so-called experts were wondering why Trump was spending the night before the election in an un-winnable state.  Guess again.  Trump took Pennsylvania and the White House.

As I've noted here before, one of the reasons I love my job is the opportunity to see things and go places before anyone else.  Watching the campaign people do their thing, and the media set up was fascinating.

2016 was amazing.

See you next year.