Trump to Hold Rally in Sarasota Next Week
Former President Donald Trump is holding a rally at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, on Saturday, July 3. The event is the second in a series of events that the former president is calling his "Save America" tour, which kicks off in Ohio this weekend.
The Sarasota event will begin at 8 p.m.; doors will open at 2. A fireworks show will follow Trump's speech. Trump held a rally at the fairgrounds during his first campaign for the presidency, in November 2015, and has many ties to elected officials in the area.
"We are thrilled to be hosting President Trump as he launches out on his next voyage to continue making American great," state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, said in a press release. Gruters is the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and the Republican Party of Sarasota County.
"We played an important role in his election and we want to show our support for his strong leadership as president," Gruters said, according to the release.