JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - President Donald Trump will not be coming to Jackson Friday. He was originally scheduled to hold a rally and campaign for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.
According to Steve Hutton, Executive Director for the Fair Commission, the President’s scheduled rally is canceled due to the health and well being of the eastern seaboard because of Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the East Coast of the U.S. late Thursday, possibly as a category three storm.
“Regrettably, we must cancel the planned Make America Great Again rally in Jackson, Mississippi this Friday,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. “With Hurricane Florence on its way, we determined that this is the safest decision."
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith also released a statement on the cancellation.
Governor Phil Bryant posted his response on Twitter. He says that he looks forward to rescheduling the event.