Trump to hold campaign rally in Florida later this month

President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Florida later this month, his first such event since he officially changed his primary residence to the Sunshine State.

Trump will appear at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Nov. 26 as he seeks to drum up support in the crucial 2020 swing state.

“President Trump recently became an official resident of the great state of Florida and looks forward to a ‘Welcome Home!’ rally with his fellow Floridians,” said Michael Glassner, the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer. “Florida is thriving under President Trump and this homecoming rally will be one of our best yet.”


The rally comes as polling hints at a tight race in Florida about a year out from the 2020 general election.

A University of North Florida poll released last month shows the president trailing former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the state next year. The same poll shows him narrowly besting Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in hypothetical matchups.

Trump edged out Hillary Clinton in Florida by just over a point in 2016. A perennial swing state, Florida is expected to be a chief battleground in next year’s contest. 

The president, who owns the famous Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach in September. Trump later cited high taxes in New York and feuds with city and state officials when explaining the move.

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