6 News one-on-one interview with Donald Trump
JOHNSTOWN - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of his supporters at the Cambria County War Memorial Friday.
The arena was full as thousands of supporters watched Trump take the stage, addressing both national and local issues.
"Johnstown has suffered gravely with cuts between manufacturing, steel and all of the things that have happened. Natural gas is under pressure from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). You're losing a lot of jobs, but we're going to bring jobs back. We're bringing the miners back. We're bringing the energy industry back and we're going to bring steel back," he said in a one-on-one interview with 6 News.
Cambria County has been nationally ranked as one of the top regions hit hardest by drug-overdose deaths and opioid addiction.Trump said his plans for border security provide a solution by not letting drugs into the country in the first place.
"We're going to help all those people who are so seriously addicted, and this area--it's got a tremendous drug problem," he said.
Only weeks away from the final election results, he said it will take a national effort to fulfill his plans for American prosperity and to end division.
"We're a very divided country right now and I believe it's going to be just the opposite. Our country needs a big beautiful hug. It needs a cheerleader because it's so divided, and we're going to bring it together again," Trump said.
He said if he makes it to the White House in November, he believes the country will be more united than ever.