The re-election rally train will have President Trump heading for Dallas, said the Trump campaign. 

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the American Airlines Center. 

Dallas is a pro-Democrats city, where President Trump got only 35% percent of the vote in 2016. 

At the same time, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) was the sixth Republican to announce his retirement from the House just this Monday. Those departures are said to pose a challenge to the effort of gaining back the House and turn Texas into the crucial battleground. In 2016 Trump defeated Hilary Clinton with a margin of only 9 percent. 

Yet, President Trump still holds strong conviction in winning Texas. He cited a slight possibility of losing the conventional GOP state when asked at the event with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, a short time ago. 

He said quite confidently, “I don’t see how I could possibly lose Texas. They want border security. They want to protect their Second Amendment. They want a lot of things that I stand for. I don’t see how it’s possible, but, you know, you never know. “

And given all the economic achievements that Trump has brought to Texas, he apparently has every reason to stay confident. 

“Under President Trump’s leadership, 774,400 jobs have been added in Texas, including 70,700 manufacturing jobs—a dramatic reversal from the 55,400 lost during the Obama administration,” said Michael Glassner of Donald J. Trump for President Inc. 

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