Update: Trump’s visit has been confirmed. The presidential candidate’s event at the U.S. Cellular Center on Monday will start with doors open at 3 p.m. and the event at 6 p.m. Free tickets here.
Meantime, protesters are also planning to rally across the street from the center.
Original post, 12:04 p.m. Thursday: Word on the street is that presidential candidate Donald Trump will rally in Asheville on Monday. There is also word that protesters are planning a big event the same day across from the US Cellular Center.
This is all rumor right now. I don’t have confirmation of any time, date or location. But we all know that North Carolina is a battleground state in the Election 2016 presidential race. Trump has already been campaigning around the state, with stops in Wilmington, Fayetteville and most recently in Greenville. The Republican is looking to drum up support in all corners of the state.
A couple of weeks ago, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine campaigned in Asheville. He delivered a stump speech, then got a ton of coverage for hitting up the city’s South Slope for some food (Buxton Hall barbecue) and drink (Catawba Brewing). He also whipped out his harmonica and jumped in to play a few tunes with singer/songwriter Nikki Talley, while Kaine’s wife clogged.
More developments as I get them.