Donald J. Trump has recently announced the official date of his first rally held after serving as president. The rally will take place later this month in Wellington, Ohio.
Trump promised that this rally will be the “first of many” to come in the future.
An official statement from Trump’s PAC, Save America, detailed how this particular rally would constitute one of “many appearances” that the former president would be making in order to support causes and candidates that “further the MAGA agenda,” as well as “the accomplishments of President Trump’s administration.”
At 7:00 p.m. local time on June 26, Trump is scheduled to appear at the Lorain County Fairgrounds for a rally. Tickets are complimentary, but only two tickets can accompany each request. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m., well before Trump’s appearance.
At this point in time, it is unclear whether or not other guest speakers will appear at the event.
Per the Cincinnati Enquirer, Trump is anticipated to campaign for various candidates that he has endorsed, including Max Miller, a former White House aide. Miller is currently challenging incumbent Republican Representative Anthony Gonzalez, who voted in favor of impeaching Trump in the House vote. After Gonzalez’s vote, the Ohio Republican Party voted in favor of censuring Gonzalez. Additionally, calls for Gonzalez’s resignation have amplified in recent months.
Trump has vocalized his support for Miller over the past few months. For instance, in February, Trump praised Miller’s contributions during his time as a White House aide, and he emphasized that Miller would be a “fantastic” choice for Congress.
Proclaiming that Miller “is a wonderful person,” Trump lavished praise upon the “great job” Miller performed at the White House, which is precisely why he believes Miller “will be a fantastic Congressman.” In addition, Trump also referred to Miller as “a true PATRIOT” and “a Marine veteran.”
In February, Trump lauded Miller’s performance as a White House aide and said that he would be a “fantastic” addition to Congress.
In the 2020 presidential election, Trump won the electors for Ohio by 8 percentage points over Biden.
The rally on June 26 will be the first rally of its kind that Trump has participated in since leaving office on January 20.
According to USA Today, Trump may hold a rally in Tampa, Florida on July 3.
Trump has also continued to hint at a potential presidential run in the 2024 election cycle.
During April, Trump formally confirmed that he was contemplating another run, and he also noted that if he did, he would strongly consider Ron DeSantis, the Republican Governor of Florida, as his running mate.
“Certainly, Ron would be considered,” Trump stated, adding that DeSantis “is a friend of [his].” Trump also noted that his endorsement propelled DeSantis’s political career, as DeSantis “took off like a rocket ship.”
Overall, DeSantis has “done a great job as governor,” Trump continued, which is why Americans “love” the idea of a Trump-DeSantis ticket.