MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — According to CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins, President Trump is planning on hosting a rally in Mobile next month to gather support for Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville.
Tuberville is battling with former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for the Republican nomination. The runoff election is set for July 14th.
According to Mobile City Spokesman George Talbot, the Trump Administration has not yet contacted the city to make arrangements.
The Mobile County Health Department was asked for a comment in their daily briefing Monday on the possibility of COVID-19 impacts during the rally. Dr. Rendi Murphree says, “as long as the state health order is adhered to, there shouldn’t be any problems with that.” The current Safer at Home order extends or expires July 3rd, so there may be different orders in place when the rally takes place. But Dr. Murphree emphasized, “large gatherings are prime ground for COVID transmission.”
At 10:40 AM Jeff Sessions tweeted his response to the announcement of next month’s rally.
“The people of Alabama will not be told who to vote for by anyone in Washington. As recent experience demonstrates, in Alabama we make our own decisions on who will represent us in the US Senate. It’s always a good day when the President of the United States visits Alabama.”
“That said, Alabama will vote solidly for @realDonaldTrump this fall, so his time would be far better spent in swing states he must win to be reelected.”Jeff Sessions
President Trump has endorsed Tuberville for the candidacy. You can read more about Tuberville and Sessions here.
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