According to the political organization Save America, former President Donald Trump will travel to Cullmann, Alabama, on Saturday, Aug. 21, to hold a new rally,
On that day, the Republican Party will also hold its summer meeting, also in Cullman, a town located halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville on Interstate 65, according to the New York Post.
Thus, for the first time in nearly four years, Trump will give a speech in Alabama. The event comes exactly six years after Trump first fired up an Alabama crowd at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile during the campaign’s early stages that would end with his 2016 victory.
This time the rally will be at York Family Farms, an outdoor concert venue. Tickets are free; attendees need only register online.
According to the Daily Kos, in Cullman, Trump garnered 80% of the vote in 2016 and 81% in 2020, the highest of any district nationally.
Arizona Republican Party Chairman John Wahl said he did not know how many tickets had been ordered. Save America, Trump’s political organization, is managing the rally and expects a large turnout, local media outlet Al.com reported.
“Anytime you’re working with an outdoor venue a lot depends on weather and conditions in the area as well,” Wahl said. “But we would not be surprised to have 20,000-plus.”
Wahl said Alabama Republicans have a very special bond with the 45th president, which is why he set out to bring Trump back to the state.
“The people of Alabama and Donald Trump have a special relationship,” Wahl said. “And I wanted to make sure everyone knew that the Republic Party is united and we’re working together and we’re preparing for 2022. That’s what this is about. We’re getting ready to challenge Democrats across the country and take back the House and the Senate.”
Wahl said the state Republican Party is not paying Trump from any of its political action committees for making the appearance.
Trump endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) in next year’s Republican Senate primary to replace retiring Richard Shelby.
However, according to the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, this call has another starting point, which is not to support a particular candidate, but “is to highlight Donald Trump’s accomplishments and unite the party for the general election.”
This summer, Trump returned to the rally circuit with events in Ohio and Florida, stoking speculation about a possible run to reclaim the White House in 2024.
Former President Donald Trump has not yet officially announced whether he will run for president in 2024. However, from his entourage, they indicate that they are carrying out plans and meetings about the future of the U.S.
Mark Meadows revealed the former president met with “cabinet members” at his golf club in Bedminister, N.J.
“We met with several of our cabinet members,” the former White House chief of staff said according to Newsmax’s “Cortes & Pellegrino.” “We actually had a follow-up member-meeting with some of our cabinet members, and as we were looking at that, we were looking at what does come next.”
Although Meadows would not confirm Trump’s 2024 tilt for the presidency, he strongly suggested it’s possible.
“I am not authorized to speak on behalf of the president but I can tell you this,” he said. “We would not be meeting tonight if we were not making plans to move forward in a real way, with President Trump at the head of that ticket.”