President Trump announced last week that he would be holding a rally in New Hampshire on Saturday.
Trump’s plans were dashed by the news that a tropical storm is expected to land on the New Jersey coast on Friday afternoon. Due to the storm warning issued on Friday, the Trump campaign has been forced to cancel the event.
“With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the great state of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease,” Trump announced on Friday. “Stay safe, we will be there soon!”
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement that the event has been postponed for “safety reasons because of Tropical Storm Fay. It will be rescheduled and a new date will be announced soon.”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed that the event will be pushed back “a week or two.”
This forced cancellation is a major setback for the Trump campaign. Trump is reportedly eager to get back on the road after his Tulsa rally in late June fell flat.
Tropical Storm Fay has already done major damage in Delaware and New Jersey, where several coastal towns have already been flooded and wind up to 60 miles per hour have been recorded.
The tropical storm warning is in effect for much of the Northeast. The New York Daily News reported on Friday that “the low-pressure storm system, moving northward after beating up the southern coast, is expected to blast parts of the Mid-Atlantic states all the way up to lower New England.”