President Trump Plans Rally In Manchester On Friday | New Hampshire Public Radio

President Trump Plans Rally In Manchester On Friday

Aug 23, 2020

The Trump campaign has rescheduled its New Hampshire rally for August 28 in Manchester.
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President Donald Trump announced plans to host a campaign rally in Manchester on Friday, August 28, a day after party leaders wrap up the largely virtual Republican National Convention in North Carolina.

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The Trump reelection campaign scheduled a campaign rally in Portsmouth in July, but that event was postponed due to anticipated bad weather.

That planned rally drew criticism from Democrats, who pointed to a Trump campaign rally earlier this summer that was possibly linked to a spike in coronavirus infections.

Attendees of Friday's rally will encounter a new rule, signed by Governor Sununu earlier this month, requiring everyone at a scheduled event of more than 100 people to wear a mask. 

President Trump lost New Hampshire narrowly - by 0.3 percent -  to Hillary Clinton in 2016. The president was last in New Hampshire in February, when he hosted a rally in Manchester on the eve of the state's presidential primary. 

Editor's note: This is a developing story.