In a normal year, we would have been celebrating President Donald Trump’s decision to hold a campaign rally in Berks County.

Our area is routinely overlooked by our nation’s top politicians. Pennsylvania has been the focus of inordinate attention over the last few election cycles, with national candidates crisscrossing the state. Yet we rarely see presidential candidates here. The most recent were a Bernie Sanders appearance in 2016 and visits by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2008. We’ve had visits from the vice president and campaign surrogates as well. Those were nice, but there’s something special about a presidential visit.

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