President Trump’s campaign swing through New England included a stop at a Maine orchard, where he signed pumpkins and hats for supporters on Sunday afternoon.
“That’ll be on eBay tonight,” Trump joked to the crowd at Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant after signing one of the pumpkins.
The president, using a megaphone, used the stop to tout his June executive order that lifted commercial fishing restrictions in a marine national monument off the New England coast.
“It’s a terrific state,” he said the people of Maine. “We freed up 5,000 square miles in the ocean they took away from you,” Trump said, referring to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument that was established by former President Barack Obama.
“It’s very important, as you know, for your lobsters and your fish and your fisheries,” Trump also told the crowd, according to the Portland Press Herald.
The president’s visit to Maine comes nine days ahead of election day. In 2016, Trump lost the state to Hillary Clinton, but did manage to win one of the state’s four electoral votes.
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