Trump's Duluth campaign event pushed back to 8 p.m. Wednesday

President Donald Trump addresses supporters at Amsoil Arena in Duluth in June 2018. (File / News Tribune)

President Donald J. Trump will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Duluth International Airport.

The speech was moved back several hours on Monday for unknown reasons. Doors open for general admission attendees at 5 p.m.

The upcoming campaign stop is the latest for presidential candidates and their surrogates who have flocked to northern Minnesota lately.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden campaigned in the area on Sept. 18 , speaking at the carpenters union training center in Hermantown, meeting with dignitaries and members of the public in Canal Park and dropping by the Duluth Fire Department Headquarters.

That same evening, Trump was in Bemidji, appearing before an estimated crowd of 2,000 people for a nearly two-hour speech .


Earlier visits to Duluth this summer included Vice President Mike Pence , and two of the president's children — Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr .

The president was last in Duluth on June 20, 2018, when more than 8,000 people gathered at Amsoil Arena for a rally that supported the election effort of Pete Stauber, then-GOP candidate and now U.S. representative for the 8th Congressional District. The president also participated in a mining and trade roundtable at the port .

Trump earlier flew into Duluth in April 2016, taking a motorcade to the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior for a rally on the eve of the Republican Party primary that he went on to lose to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

It is still unclear if the Trump campaign intends on adhering to Minnesota's restriction that caps indoor and outdoor gatherings at 250 people, but that policy was ignored at Trump's recent Bemidji stop, which featured few masks and no social distancing among the attendees , according to Forum News Service reporting. The campaign did not immediately return the News Tribune's request for comment on COVID-19 guidelines Monday.

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