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 TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty 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 MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal 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.