JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - President Donald Trump is returning to the Capital City.
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.
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.
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.