President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Tupelo next month, seeking to solidify support in Mississippi and campaign for Gov. Tate Reeves ahead of the state’s gubernatorial election.
The Trump campaign announced Friday, Oct. 18, that the president will hold a “Keep America Great” rally at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Bancorp South Arena.
This event will take place four days before Mississippi holds a general election for governor on Nov. 5 and Mississippians will decide to elect Republican candidate Reeves or Democratic nominee Jim Hood.
Reeves said he was proud to welcome President Trump back to Mississippi—“a state that is proud to stand behind our President.”
“He knows how important it is to defeat Jim Hood, who supported Hillary Clinton and still works to undermine Trump like the rest of his Democrat Party,” Reeves wrote in a tweet on Oct. 18.
I am proud to welcome @realDonaldTrump back to MS—a state that is proud to stand behind our President. He knows how important it is to defeat Jim Hood, who supported Hillary Clinton and still works to undermine Trump like the rest of his Democrat party. https://t.co/1LRe1JV22q pic.twitter.com/50csYH94Sj
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) October 18, 2019
President Trump earlier this month endorsed Reeves in his bid for the November gubernatorial election, calling on Mississippi voters to support the Republican nominee. The president described Tate as strong on crime, tough on illegal immigration, protector of the Second Amendment, and loves the military.
Taking aim at Hood, President Trump said the Democratic nominee “will never give us his vote, is anti-Trump, and pro-Crooked Hillary.”
The rally marks President Trump’s third visit to Mississippi since he took office in January 2017, according to Daily Journal. The president hosted a rally in Southaven on Oct. 2, 2018, and a rally in Tupelo and Biloxi on Nov. 26, 2018, to support Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in her campaign for the Senate.