The 45th president is set to visit Evansville next Thursday.
The rally is expected to drum up support for Republican candidate Mike Braun who is facing Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in the United States Senate race.
The President is expected to talk about his accomplishments and the benefits of his economic policies for hardworking families.
Political experts say President Trump is drumming up support to flip the U.S. Senate seat and take the majority.
“It’s not surprising that he’s making his second visit this year to help this Republican nominee,” says Dr. Robert Dion, University of Evansville Political Science Professor. “This is one of the marquee races in the United States today. Hoosier voters have a chance to decide the future of American politics.”
President Trump’s arrival next Thursday will be the first time a United States President will be coming to the Ford Center. The rally will be August 30th at 7 p.m.
Many Democrats are responding to the news.
“I would hope that the people that really care about all people will refuse to buy into the rhetoric and will not go out for the actual demonstration,” says Joselyn Whitticker, Indiana State Auditor candidate. “And that’s what it is, a demonstration. And with that, I hope those people choose, if they do go out, listen, and choose a different party.”
Hoosier voters will make a decision this November that could determine the balance of power in Washington, but regardless Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says this will be good for Evansville.
“There will be a variety of emotions,” says Winnecke. “I think whether one likes the President, or doesn’t like the President, or respects or doesn’t respect the President, I think the good news is Evansville is an important stop. So it will be a chance for the city to be highlighted yet again.”
President Obama was the last sitting President to visit Evansville. That was in 2014. This will be President Trump’s third trip to Evansville since announcing his candidacy for President in 2015.
There are a limited number of tickets still available for the public.