Trump to hold rally in Nevada day before state's caucuses

Trump to hold rally in Nevada day before state's caucuses
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHealth insurers Cigna, Humana waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus treatment Puerto Rico needs more federal help to combat COVID-19 Fauci says April 30 extension is 'a wise and prudent decision' MORE will hold a rally for his reelection campaign in Las Vegas next week, the day before Nevada’s caucuses on Feb. 22.

The Nevada rally is scheduled to take place on Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which can seat 2,500 people.

Trump’s campaign touted the president’s efforts to create jobs in the state, saying in a statement that he “looks forward to celebrating this success and more with the great men and women of Nevada.”

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The rally will take place on the eve of the Feb. 22 caucuses in the Silver State, where several Democrats are duking it out to emerge from the critical contest with a victory. 

A new poll released this week showed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCoronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden Biden could be picking the next president: VP choice more important than ever Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus MORE (I-Vt.) leading the pack in Nevada, followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCoronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden Biden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll Unions urge Chamber of Commerce to stop lobbying against Defense Production Act MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging MORE (D-Mass.).

Trump, who is in the middle of several campaign events, has often timed his rallies to coincide with Democratic nominating contests. The president held a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, less than a week before the Hawkeye State’s caucuses and held an event in New Hampshire a day before the primary there. 

Trump lost Nevada to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll With VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Hillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' MORE in 2016 by about 2.5 points.