President coming to Jackson to campaign for Cindy Hyde-Smith

Make America Great Again rally planned for September 14.

President coming to Jackson to campaign for Cindy Hyde-Smith
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Mont., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Susan Walsh)

A “Make America Great Again” rally is scheduled for the Mississippi Coliseum at 6:30 pm Friday, September 14. He’ll be campaigning for Cindy Hyde-Smith.

It comes at a time when the President’s leadership is in question, following the anonymous New York Times op-ed and release of Bob Woodward’s book.

“The President is still very popular in Mississippi and again I go back to look what all he’s done and what he’s accomplished and what the economy is right now. He’s very popular, very positive," said Hyde-Smith. "And the other noise in the background is just noise in the background. We’re focused on getting things done for this state.”

The other Republican in the race, Chris McDaniel, sent a statement.

“We’re excited to welcome President Trump to the Magnolia State. Mississippians strongly support the President and his America First agenda, and are excited to attend the rally and make sure President Trump has the help he needs to build the wall and drain the swamp immediately.”
Chris McDaniel for U.S. Senate campaign

Meanwhile, McDaniel is sending out invites of his own, asking that his supporters reserve tickets. The email ends by noting “Show the President that Trump country is McDaniel country”.

Democrat Mike Espy’s campaign says they have their own events scheduled for the 14th and will be focused on meeting constituents and discussing issues important to them.

President Donald Trump is planning to campaign for Cindy Hyde-Smith in Jackson on September 14.
President Donald Trump is planning to campaign for Cindy Hyde-Smith in Jackson on September 14. (WLBT)

Logistics-wise, there is a lot of construction around the Coliseum as they build the new Trade Mart. But they don’t expect that to be a problem because it only takes up a couple of hundred parking spaces. But even those not planning to go are starting to think about taking an alternate route home next Friday.

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