MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - President Trump’s reelection campaign will make a stop in Mankato on at 2 p.m. Monday, August 17 at the Mankato Regional Airport.
According to the campaign’s press release, President Trump “will deliver remarks on Joe Biden’s failures on Jobs and the Economy.”
The Mankato visit is part of the campaign’s three-stop tour. While the Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday evening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the president will deliver earlier remarks in Osh Kosh at 4:30 p.m. The campaign will then move on to Yuma, Arizona Tuesday for another stop.
“Southern Minnesota stood strongly with the President in 2016 and we know they will stand with him for another four years.” Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said in a statement in response to the announcement.
Minnesota has not voted for a Republican president in the electoral college since Richard Nixon in 1972.
In the 2016 election, President Trump narrowly lost the state to Hillary Clinton in the closest margin since the 1984 presidential election.
“Donald Trump’s presidency has been a complete disaster for Minnesota families -- from his attacks on Social Security, his harmful trade policies and his attempts to roll back the ACA and key protections for our air and water.” said DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin ahead of President Trump’s expected remarks.