With just 19 days remaining until the general election, the “Trump Train” will make its second stop in Florida this week when it takes over Miami on Thursday.
President Donald Trump will be making another stop in the all-important swing state, holding a one-hour town hall in South Florida later today. The event, which will be moderated by NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie, will take place outdoors at the Perez Art Museum in Miami at 8 p.m.
Following strict coronavirus precautions, Guthrie will sit 12 feet from the President. The live audience will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and will also be required to wear masks. All attendees will also be required to answer a symptoms questionnaire and take a temperature check before being allowed to enter the venue.
Trump is not the only candidate holding a town hall.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will also make his case to American voters, holding his own public forum at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. That event will air on ABC at 8 p.m. and will be moderated by George Stephanopoulos.
The dueling town halls come after the originally scheduled debate between Trump and Biden fell through after the President tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Following Trump’s diagnosis, the Commission of Presidential Debates wanted to hold a virtual debate between both nominees. Trump, however, said he would not participate in the debate, leading to it being canceled.
The third debate will still take place on Oct. 22 in Nashville.
Also in town to appeal to voters in the swing state is Vice President Mike Pence. He held a “Make America Great Again!” rally at Tamiami Park in Miami.
Later this afternoon, he will take part in a “Faith for America” rally alongside President Trump’s son, Eric Trump.
On Friday, Trump will continue his push for Florida — namely, the I-4 corridor — when he holds his fifth rally this week at Ocala International Airport at 4 p.m.
The myriad of events in Florida coincides with polls that show Trump trailing Biden slightly in the Sunshine State. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed that Trump continues to narrow Biden’s lead in the battleground state.