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Former President Donald Trump visits North Philadelphia for Speaking Engagement

Former President Donald Trump is hosting a campaign rally in Philadelphia next weekend, aiming to make inroads with swing voters in Pennsylvania.

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in Philadelphia next weekend. The Republican presidential candidate will be hosting a campaign rally at the Liacouras Center on Temple University's campus in North Philadelphia on June 22 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m.

Both Trump and President Joe Biden have been focusing their campaign efforts on Pennsylvania, a key battleground state crucial for each candidate's success in the upcoming November election. Trump, who rarely visited Philadelphia during his 2020 campaign, typically chose to hold rallies in more rural and predominantly white areas of the state.

Despite Biden's lead in statewide polls, Trump's camp believes there is an opportunity to sway swing voters in Pennsylvania, including those in the heavily Democratic city of Philadelphia. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, a strong Biden supporter, expressed confidence in North Philly's ability to keep Trump out of the White House, emphasizing the city's impact on the 2020 election.

Trump's upcoming visit to Philadelphia follows a brief stop in February to announce his new sneaker brand at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Last month, while facing trial in Manhattan for alleged business record falsification, Trump held a rally in Wildwood. He was ultimately convicted on all 34 felony counts.

In response to the upcoming visit, Trump's campaign criticized Biden's policies, attributing financial hardships and safety concerns to the current administration's actions. The Biden campaign fired back, condemning Trump as a convicted felon and failed president with a history of racist campaigns and detrimental impact on Black communities in Pennsylvania.

Recently, the Trump campaign opened an office in Northeast Philadelphia and organized events aimed at garnering support from Black voters, including a "Black Americans for Trump" initiative. However, controversy arose when comments made by a Black congressman supporting Trump suggested that Black families were better off during the Jim Crow era.

With less than five months until the general election, Trump holds a narrow lead over Biden in most polls conducted in the critical state of Pennsylvania. The upcoming rally in Philadelphia is expected to further energize both candidates' supporters as they continue to vie for victory in November.

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