President Trump’s re-election campaign announced Friday that he will host a rally in Pensacola, Florida, at the end of next week.
Michael Glassner, executive director of Trump's re-election campaign, announced the event hours after former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about Trump transition team contacts with Russia.
Glasser said, however, that the timing “could not be better,” as Congress nears passage of tax cut legislation.
“As the President’s historic tax reform plan, which he has said will be like rocket fuel in our economy, gets closer to passage, the timing for our campaign rally in Pensacola could not be better,” Glasser said.
The event will happen on the evening of Friday, December 8, at the Pensacola Bay Center.
Rallies allow Trump to deliver his political messaging live to millions of Americans, but also can ensnare him in peripheral controversies. A September rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange yielded weeks of controversy after Trump called NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem “sons of bitches.”
Glassner said in his announcement that “[n]othing inspires President Trump as much as connecting with hard working Americans at campaign rallies across the country,” and that “[h]e especially enjoys meeting with our courageous veterans and their families at these patriotic events.”