INDIANAPOLIS -- President Donald Trump will visit Indiana later this month for a campaign rally in Evansville to tout his economic achievements and stump for GOP Senate hopeful Mike Braun.
Trump’s campaign announced the “MAGA rally” in a press release Wednesday. The rally is scheduled for August 30 at 7:00 p.m. at The Ford Center, 1 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in Evansville.
“The President is expected to report on the booming Trump economy that’s lifting up families across Indiana, his tough immigration and trade policies, his new EPA coal rules, and more,” Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., said in the release. “Most importantly, President Trump will remind Hoosiers of the need to get out and vote in midterm elections this fall to protect and expand the GOP majorities in the House and Senate, including supporting Mike Braun in his race against Joe Donnelly for the U.S. Senate
The rally will be Trump’s 10th appearance in Indiana since he announced his intentions to run for president in June 2015. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were most recently in Indiana in May for a campaign rally in Elkhart.
Sen. Joe Donnelly’s campaign responded Wednesday to the announcement by highlighting Donnelly’s legislative record.
"Joe has had 22 of his proposals signed into law by President Trump because he's always willing to work with any president who has a good idea to help Hoosiers, but he's never been, and never will be, a rubber stamp for ideas from any Administration that are wrong for Indiana,” said Peter Hanscom, Joe for Indiana campaign manager, in an emailed statement. “Hoosiers are happy to have President Trump in Indiana, but when he leaves, they'll still want a senator like Joe who always puts them first."
The rally announcement comes less than 24 hours after his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was convicted on eight counts of tax and bank fraud and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight counts of tax fraud, false statements to a bank and campaign finance violations.
While entering his plea Tuesday, Cohen admitted under oath that he had acted "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office" to keep information that would have been harmful to the candidate and the campaign from becoming public during the 2016 election cycle. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, made it clear after the hearing that his client was referring to Trump.
The President has denied any wrongdoing related to either Cohen’s or Manafort’s cases.