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President Trump to return to Minnesota for rally next week

The "Make America Great Again" event happens Wed., Sept. 30.

Not even two weeks after his last visit to the state, President Donald Trump will be bringing his campaign back to northern Minnesota.

On Friday, the campaign announced a "Make America Great Again" rally happening Wednesday, September 30 at Duluth International Airport, with the president scheduled to speak at 5 p.m.

He last spoke in the state on Friday, September 18 at Bemidji Airport, where he touted his record as president and renewed attacks against Minnesota Democrats with whom he's feuded in the past, taking special aim at Rep. Ilhan Omar.

The announcement of next week's rally comes just a day after Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump attended a "Cops for Trump" listening session near MSP Airport.

With the ramped-up visits here, Trump and his camp have expressed optimism that they can flip Minnesota — as he only narrowly lost the state in 2016, while he enjoys strong support among voters outside the Twin Cities. 

However, as Time noted this week, an average of recent polls shows him trailing his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, by nine points in Minnesota.

The magazine also notes that although the president is popular in outstate Minnesota, the more populous urban and suburban areas in this state and its midwestern neighbors are increasingly voting Democratic.

Tickets for next week's rally in Duluth are available right here. 

In response to the latest visit, DFL Chairman Ken Martin said: "Donald Trump just announced that he plans to visit Duluth the day after he goes head-to-head with Joe Biden in the first presidential debate.

We know that during the debate, Trump will do everything he can to distract from the devastating reality of his failed coronavirus response and his relentless attacks on the ACA. Even during this pandemic, he’s still trying to repeal health care from millions – including protections for as many as 4 in 10 Americans with preexisting conditions – and ram through an anti-ACA Supreme Court nominee."

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