Trump postpones New Hampshire rally over Tropical Storm Fay

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President Donald Trump listens during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington

MIAMI (AP) – President Donald Trump is postponing his planned rally Saturday in New Hampshire citing a tropical storm threatening parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tells reporters traveling with the president Friday to Florida that the event, slated to be held in an aircraft hangar in Portsmouth, will be delayed by a week or two.

She cited the threat of Tropical Storm Fay, which is expected to bring rain to the region.

The event was to mark Trump’s first political rally in three weeks, after his return to his signature campaign events from a coronavirus-induced hiatus was overshadowed by an embarrassing display of empty seats and questions about the campaign’s ability to attract people to large events in a pandemic.

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