FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – President Donald Trump is visiting Ft. Bragg on Thursday despite postponing his evening rally in Fayetteville over windy conditions.
“Because of a wind advisory issued with gusts reaching 50 miles per hour and other weather conditions, the outdoor Fayetteville, NC rally has been postponed until Monday,” the Trump campaign said in a release.
The event was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. the Fayetteville Regional Airport. Details on Monday’s event were not immediately available.
After the news got out about the rally being canceled, some supporters expressed their disappointment.
“We got on a flight last night. We are staying over in Raleigh. We drove over and we’ve been here all day. We were first in line and then we got told we are not going to have the rally. So, we fly back out tomorrow,” said Lori Jenkins.
Jenkins came to the rally from Nashville, Tennessee and said she had been in line since 10:00 a.m.
Donna Griffin also found out the news while in line. She showed up with her family.
“We are here to support him, but safety does come first,” mentioned Griffin.
Despite the postponement, Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Ft. Bragg to meet with military personnel, CBS News reporter Mark Knoller tweeted.
The president and first lady landed around 5:30 p.m. after holding a rally in Tampa.
Trump was in nearby Lumberton this past weekend. The president spoke to a group of supporters at the Fayetteville airport on Sept. 19.
The remnants of Hurricane Zeta are moving across North Carolina on Thursday – bringing rains and high winds.
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