It’s only been four weeks since President Donald Trump took his seat in the Oval Office, but that doesn’t mean he’s left campaigning behind. Seeking to regain the momentum which sent him to the White House, President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Melbourne on Saturday.
The rally will be held at an airplane hangar at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport and is the first rally Trump has organized since his inauguration last month.
Trump made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, inviting his 25 million followers to tag along and attend the event.
“We are going to put America back to work,” Trump wrote. “We are going to put people before government.”
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump’s campaign team was organizing the event, not the White House. Trump sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission for re-election in 2020 the day he took office, but has not made any official announcements about his intentions to run for the presidency once more.
The president has spent the last two weekends in Palm Beach at his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he has played golf and hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This weekend will be the third in a row that Trump has come down to warm his toes beneath the palm trees.
The rally comes after a rough week for the new president as well as a chaotic administration full of leaks and resignations from some of the country’s top government jobs. Trump has also been accused of colluding with Russia while on the campaign trail, but the validity of those claims is still unclear. The FBI is currently investigating Trump’s campaign circle for Russian ties.
Few details about the rally were available, but the event is likely to be a raucous gathering of supporters, who turned out in the thousands to support his candidacy on the campaign trail. Protesters are also likely since they have ramped up their efforts to oppose Trump's presidency since he was elected in an historic upset in November.
Trump turned Florida and the nation into a sea of red on Election Day. He won the Sunshine State narrowly over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, besting her by 1.2 percent of the vote.
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