PHOENIX — President Trump told White House correspondents on Wednesday afternoon that he plans to restart campaign rallies, including one in Arizona.
Trump said he plans to resume holding the events beginning with Oklahoma, as well as stops in Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.
Trump tells poolers he's restarting rallies in Oklahoma, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 10, 2020
The announcement from Trump comes on the same day the Maricopa County Health Department announced that the county is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, and hospitals are beginning to become increasingly overwhelmed. The health department said that anyone who leaves their house should be wearing a mask if they're unable to maintain a social distance of at least six feet.
A group called Students for Trump said on Twitter that the Phoenix rally would be held on June 23, but neither the White House nor Trump have confirmed that date. It's unclear where in Phoenix the rally would be held.
The president last visited Arizona on May 5 when he visited a Honeywell facility that was producing N95 masks.
Trump and rival Joe Biden were forced off the campaign trail in March as the coronavirus began to spread in earnest throughout the U.S.
Trump’s announcement comes on the heels of reports that the Republican Party is planning on moving its convention to Jacksonville, Florida, from Charlotte, North Carolina, as the state’s governor would not commit to lifting a ban on mass gatherings at the time of the August event.