President Trump is planning a brief visit to Bangor on Sunday afternoon, following a rally near Manchester, New Hampshire.

The event has prompted a Maine Democratic rally in advance of Trump’s intended visit.

The president will arrive at Bangor International Airport at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and will depart at 3:50 p.m., according to his public schedule.

Earlier in the day, Trump is scheduled to speak at Pro Star Aviation, an aircraft maintenance company in Londonderry, just south of Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city.

It’s not clear where Trump will appear, and the last-minute event was not listed on the Trump campaign website as of mid-morning Sunday.

Trump’s appearance in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District is another signal from Republicans that they need the region’s one electoral vote come November. Trump won there in 2016, and this cycle, his son Donald Jr. and the vice president, Mike Pence, both have made visits in hopes of keeping the district red.


Prominent Maine Democrats, as well as the presidential campaign for former Vice President Joe Biden, plan to hold a rally shortly before Trump’s visit, at 1:30 p.m.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon, Gov. Janet Mills and Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey are scheduled to appear at the news conference in Bangor. The Democratic officials plan to respond to President Trump’s visit to Maine, they said in a news release announcing the event.

Biden himself released a statement on Sunday blasting Trump and the repercussions of the president’s hands-off coronavirus response on Mainers.

“President Trump doesn’t have a plan to stop this pandemic, protect the health care of Mainers with preexisting conditions, or rebuild our struggling economy,” Biden said in the statement. “His failed leadership has threatened the health and safety of Americans and ultimately punished hardworking Mainers.”

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