Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Trump cancels MAGA rally due to Hurricane Florence

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Just five days after the news was released that President Donald Trump would host a Make America Great Again rally in Southeast Missouri, it was announced that it was canceled.

Chief operating officer for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. Michael Glassner said in a news release due to Hurricane Florence they determined it was the safest decision. As of Monday, Sept. 11, no information had been released about whether the event will be rescheduled.

According to the news release, Trump was planning to speak in support of Republican Josh Hawley defeating Democrat Claire McCaskill in the Nov. 6 general election, as well as efforts to “protect and expand” both GOP majorities in the House and Senate, the economy, his plans on border security and the ongoing confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Several protests and opposition gatherings were planned in the days following the announcement of Trump’s visit, some of which have been canceled. Others, such as “Love is Love is Love,” an event to promote peaceful and progressive ideals, is still scheduled to take place Sept. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Trump’s Cape Girardeau rally would have been his second visit to Missouri in the past three months.