Donald Trump announces July 3 rally, fireworks show in Florida

Jun 24, 2021
Donald Trump announces July 3 rally, fireworks show in Florida

Former President Donald Trump is hosting another Saturday night special.

Trump’s Save America PAC announced Wednesday that the 45th president would hold the second of four planned campaign-style rallies July 3 in Sarasota, Fla., followed by a fireworks show to mark the Independence Day holiday.

The announcement noted that the rally would be co-sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida, Trump’s home state.

Trump is scheduled to hold his first post-White House rally this coming Saturday in Wellington, Ohio. It will be the first time he addresses supporters in such a setting since the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally which precipitated the deadly riot at the US Capitol.

The Ohio rally is meant to boost the House campaign of former Trump adviser Max Miller, who is challenging GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump on a single count of incitement of insurrection over the Capitol riot. In a February statement endorsing Miller, Trump said Gonzalez “should not be representing the people of the 16th district because he does not represent their interest or their heart.”

According to the Save America PAC, the July 3 rally is not meant to boost any particular candidate, but show “President Trump’s further support of the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of his administration.”

Trump revealed last month that he also plans to hold rallies in Georgia and North Carolina as he weighs whether to seek the White House again in 2024. The Republican won all four of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio in 2016 and held all but Georgia in 2020.

Fireworks light up the sky near the U.S. flag atop the White House after President Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the White House to the 2020 Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.
Trump will first be holding a rally this upcoming weekend in Wellington, Ohio
Julio Cortez/AP

The former president previously spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February and addressed the North Carolina Republican Party’s convention earlier this month.

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