President Canceled Rally In Mississippi

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President Donald Trump has canceled plans for a Make America Great Again rally in Mississippi on Friday
in anticipation that Hurricane Florence will strike the U.S. East Coast.

The rally in Mississippi was in support of Republican U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker.

Florence could make landfall on Friday between Charleston, South Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It’s currently classified as a Category 4 storm, just a step shy of the most severe level, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles (209 kilometers) an hour.

Trump intended to campaign for Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican appointed to the Senate in April, who is running in a special election to serve out the final two years of a term begun by Senator Thad Cochran, who retired due to health issues.

The Trump campaign issued a statement about the cancellation, calling it the “safest decision,” with no information about rescheduling.