CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on May 25, 2021.
Former President Donald Trump has officially announced that he will hold a rally in Wellington on Saturday, June 26. The event will be held at the Lorain County Fairgrounds starting at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 2 p.m.
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According to Trump's Save America PAC, the upcoming rally will mark the first of many appearances by the former president "in support of candidates and causes that further the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of President Trump’s administration."
The rally in Wellington is to support Max Miller, who Trump has endorsed for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District against GOP incumbent Rep. Anthony Gonzalez.
The announcement echoes a May interview Trump gave with conservative news outlet One America News (OAN), in which the former president said that he planned to head back out on the road for post-election rallies in the coming weeks.
“Relatively soon, we’ll be doing one in Florida, we’re gonna do one in Ohio, we're going to do one in North Carolina," Trump told OAN in May. “We’ll be announcing them very soon over the next week or two, and I think we’ll probably start in Florida and Ohio and we’ll be announcing the rallies very shortly.”
Plans for a Trump visit to Ohio were first reported on Tuesday by the Washington Post and USA Today.
The Ohio Democratic Party released a statement via email and Twitter following the announcement of Trump's rally.
"Trump spent 4 years betraying Ohio workers & now that our economy is back on track thx to Dem leadership, Ohio families are looking forward not back. The only Ohioans a Trump visit will help are the GOP candidates who can save on travel expenses to FL to kiss his ring in person."
Trump's visit to The Buckeye State comes as the former president and businessman ramps up hints at a potential 2024 run for president. Just last week, Trump was asked by conservative commentator Dan Bongino on his thoughts regarding a run in the next presidential election.
"Well, I’ll tell you what,” Trump said while speaking with Bongino, “We are going to make you very happy, and we’re going to do what’s right."
While Trump lost Cuyahoga County by a wide margin in the November 2020 election, the former president pulled all of Ohio's Electoral College votes, winning the state by more than 475,000 votes-- an eight-point lead to current President Joe Biden.
Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Nov. 27, 2020.