Heinz Field’s Great Hall went to the top of Hillary Clinton’s list for rally spaces on Friday.
“I think this is one of the best places for a crowd event ever,” said Clinton, who arrived with a Pittsburgh-famous crew.
Donnie Iris sang the national anthem; city Mayor Bill Peduto, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Steelers owner Dan Rooney attended; and Clinton entered the rally with former Steeler escorts of Mel Blount and Franco Harris.
Donnie IrisJasmine Goldband / The Incline
Bill Peduto and Rich FitzgeraldJasmine Goldband / The Incline
And then there was Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban. (Katie McGinty introduced him as a “Pittsburgh home boy and a star.”)
Cuban, who famously called Donald Trump a jagoff during a July Clinton rally in Pittsburgh, didn’t call Trump a jagoff this time. But Cuban was interrupted as he criticized Trump.
“He’s a jagoff,” a crowd member yelled.
Katie McGinty points to Mark Cuban after introducing him.Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
Both Cuban and Clinton urged attendees to vote and to have “an intervention” with people they know who might be supporting Trump. Clinton also talked about how Pittsburghers like Cuban and the Steelers coaches and players “plan and practice” for what they want.
“You know I have a lot of ideas, I could keep you here until the game starts on Sunday,” Clinton said.