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Trump campaign scraps plans for Alabama rally amid COVID-19 surge, reports say

Trump campaign scraps plans for Alabama rally amid COVID-19 surge, reports say
Posted at 11:45 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 14:46:49-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has scrapped plans to hold a rally in Alabama next weekend, CNN and The New York Post have confirmed.

The cancellation of the event comes amid concerns about the rising number of coronavirus cases in parts of the United States, including the South.

The campaign never formally announced the plans for the Alabama rally, but Trump was slated to travel to the state ahead of the GOP’s Senate primary race between his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and former Auburn University football coach, Tommy Tuberville.

Campaign officials ultimately decided against it as state officials voiced concerns about a mass gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic, CNN reports.

A person close the Trump campaign told CNN there are currently no rallies on the horizon, but aides are scoping out possible venues for future events.

The canceled plans come as Trump continues to complain about the low turnout during his first return to the campaign trail in Tulsa, Oklahoma.