Trump in Memphis

The President will touch down here today at 5 p.m.

However, he will not stay here, but continue to Southaven for a fundraiser at 5:50, followed by a rally at the Landers Center arena.

The rally is to help Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is running for the Senate. She was appointed to the Senate in April by Gov. Phil Bryant after Sen. Thad Cochran stepped down because of illness.

Her opponents include Republican Chris McDaniel and Democrat Mike Espy. In the Mississippi election if no one reaches 50% in November, there will be a runoff. It’s a tricky situation akin to the debacle in Alabama where the Republican split between Luther Strange and Roy Moore allowed Democrat Doug Jones to win the Senate seat.
This rally had been scheduled earlier, but Hurricane Florence hit at the same time so it was postponed.
The other Senator, Republican Roger Wicker, will also be on the ballot in his own race.

The rally is expected to conclude about 7:45 and Trump will depart then and arrive back at the White House at 11:20 Eastern time.

Although Trump’s exact route hasn’t been released, Southaven police expect heavy traffic on I55 and Church Road before and after the event. You might want to avoid that area along with Airways Boulevard.

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