Trump to hold Aug. 1 campaign rally in Cincinnati

Trump to hold Aug. 1 campaign rally in Cincinnati
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE will hold a campaign rally next month in Cincinnati, Ohio, as he seeks to defend key Rust Belt states in his reelection bid.

The Trump campaign announced that the president will be joined by Vice President Pence at a "Keep America Great" rally on Aug. 1 at U.S. Bank Arena. It will be Trump's 29th rally in Ohio since he launched his presidential bid in 2015, the campaign said.


Trump won the state of Ohio by nearly 9 percentage points, or 450,000 votes, in 2016.

The rally will take place one day after the second round of debates for the Democratic presidential field. Twenty of the roughly two dozen candidates vying for the Democratic nomination will take the stage in Detroit over the course of two nights on July 30 and 31.

Trump has one campaign rally scheduled before then; he will stop in in Greenville, N.C., on July 17. It is the same day former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE is set to testify before two House committees.

The president is likely to put an emphasis on Rust Belt states in 2020 that were key to his 2016 victory, including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.