President Donald Trump will hold a “Keep America Great” rally in North Carolina on July 17, his re-election campaign announced Tuesday, July 2.
The campaign rally will take place at 7:00 pm at Williams Arena in Greenville, marking the 26th rally that President Trump has held in North Carolina and the second in Greenville since he began his race for president in June 2015.
“President Trump looks forward to returning to North Carolina and sharing the successes of the Trump presidency,” said Michael Glassner, executive director of the Donald Trump for President campaign committee.
“North Carolina has one of the hottest economies in the nation, and that is directly attributable to the pro-growth, deregulatory policies of this administration. With one of the largest military populations in the nation, President Trump is eager to talk directly to the military men and women who have made this country the greatest on earth,” Glassner said.
President Trump’s second re-election rally concurs with the day former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress about his report on investigation into Russia’s election interference following subpoenas from the House Democrats.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chair of the Judiciary Committee and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chair of the Intelligence Committee, sought to summons Mueller to publicly testify before these two House committees, though the special counsel is unwilling to appear before the committees.
“I do not believe it is appropriate for me to speak further about the investigation or to comment on the actions of the Justice Department or Congress,” Mueller said in his first public remarks on the Russia probe on May 29 after assuring his written report spoke for itself and “any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report.”
In the report, the Mueller team concluded that there was no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded or conspired with Russia, but Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether the president had obstructed justice in the probe. He decided to formally closed the special counsel’s office and resigned from the Department of Justice.
President Trump often calls the probe “Witch Hunt” and “Presidential Harassment.” In a tweet on July 2, the president again criticized Democrats’ efforts to get the former special counsel to testify.
“Robert Mueller is being asked to testify yet again. He said he could only stick to the Report, & that is what he would and must do. After so much testimony & total transparency, this Witch Hunt must now end. No more Do Overs. No Collusion, No Obstruction. The Great Hoax is dead!” President Trump tweeted.
Robert Mueller is being asked to testify yet again. He said he could only stick to the Report, & that is what he would and must do. After so much testimony & total transparency, this Witch Hunt must now end. No more Do Overs. No Collusion, No Obstruction. The Great Hoax is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2019