ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump will hold his first in-person rally since his COVID-19 diagnosis next week in Central Florida, his campaign announced Friday.
What You Need To Know
- Trump scheduled to speak at 1st rally since COVID-19 diagnosis Monday in Florida
- He was supposed to hold rally in Sanford on October 2 but said he tested positive
- Vice President Mike Pence to speak at 2 Central Florida events on Saturday
Trump is scheduled to speak to supporters Monday evening at the "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, the campaign said.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start time.
Trump was supposed to speak in Sanford on Friday, October 2, but that rally was postponed just hours after he announced on Twitter he'd tested positive for the coronavirus. Preparations had been well underway when the announcement was made, with bleachers set up at the airport.
Trump's Sanford rally next week will come just days after Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to make two campaign stops Saturday in Central Florida, which is along the pivotal I-4 corridor. Pence was scheduled to appear at a Latinos for Trump event in Orlando and then at a rally in The Villages a few hours later.
The battleground state of Florida and its 29 electoral college votes are crucial to Trump's re-election chances. The I-4 corridor in particular — which is a region surrounding Interstate 4 that crosses the middle of the peninsula from Daytona Beach to the Tampa Bay area — is a battleground within the battleground.