Trump scraps outdoor rally because of Tropical Storm Fay

Trump scraps outdoor rally because of Tropical Storm Fay

With President Donald Trump scheduled to host a tarmac rally at an airport in New Hampshire on Saturday night, Mother Nature intervened as the threat of bad weather from Tropical Storm Fay has forced the White House to postpone the outdoor campaign stop.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters of the decision as Air Force One landed in Miami on Friday.

The airport rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire was an effort to move past a disappointing turnout in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June, where a 19,000 arena featured vast stretches of empty seats for the President's first campaign rally since the Coronavirus outbreak.

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While weather models pushed Tropical Storm Fay more to the west of New Hampshire, forecasters still anticipate some strong to severe storms in the Granite State on Saturday afternoon.


Reports have indicated the President wants a more aggressive travel schedule in coming weeks, trying to travel more with less than four months left until the November elections.

The outdoor rally had again raised questions about possibly exposing the President's supporters to people with the Coronavirus, as in Tulsa.

"By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present," the Trump Campaign told those signing up for tickets.

"In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19," the waiver added.

Gov. Chris Sununu - a New Hampshire Republican - had already said he was not attending the event, because of virus concerns.