President Trump campaigns at rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi

The President made two stops in the Magnolia State on Monday to campaign for Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday’s runoff

President Trump campaigns at rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi
President Donald Trump is expected to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast Monday to campaign for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. (Source: Raycom)

Hyde-Smith faces Democratic challenger Mike Espy.

Controversy has filled Hyde-Smith’s campaign, from her comments on public hangings to major organizations requesting refunds for their campaign donations.

Despite the controversy, President Trump has been vocal in his support for Hyde-Smith. He tweeted over the holiday weekend that she’s “an outstanding person who is strong on the Border, Crime, Military ... Needed in D.C.”

The president is set to arrive at the Tupelo Regional Airport Monday afternoon around 4:15 p.m., the first of two stops in the state. The second is at 8 p.m. in Biloxi.

We’ll stream Trump’s visits to Mississippi here and on the WLBT 3 On Your Side Facebook page.

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