Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Washington on Tuesday for a fundraiser and public rally, the director of his state campaign confirmed.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Washington on Tuesday for a fundraiser and public rally, the director of his state campaign confirmed Thursday.
“I can’t even begin to speak to all the rumors flying around, but what I can say is that I know for a fact that Mr. Trump will be in Washington state on Tuesday, Aug. 30, for a fundraising event that afternoon and a public rally that evening,” state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, who is Trump’s Washington campaign director and Western regional coordinator, said Thursday.
But where Trump will hold the events hasn’t been disclosed.
“We’re not disclosing the details to that yet because, frankly, the Secret Service doesn’t want us to,” Benton said. “I will say these events will be very close to King County. In fact, they may even be in King County.”
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The (Everett) Herald reported Thursday that Trump’s campaign is considering the Xfinity Arena in Everett as a rally site.
Last week, the Trump campaign canceled an Aug. 31 fundraiser and rally planned for Oregon, leading to speculation the Washington events also may be called off.
Plans for a Trump campaign swing into Washington in late August have been expected for weeks but were only recently finalized.
The hosts of Trump’s fundraiser will include Vancouver-area billionaire Ken Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments, and North Seattle businesswoman and property owner Faye Garneau, among others, Benton said.
Other prominent real-estate developers and business people who were originally listed as co-hosts for the fundraiser have disavowed involvement after a draft invitation with their names hit the news.
More details are expected by Friday, Benton said. Anyone who wants to attend Trump’s public rally will be able to download free tickets from Trump’s website, www.donaldjtrump.com, by Friday evening, he said.
Trump made his first campaign stop in Washington in May, holding rallies in Spokane and Lynden, Whatcom County.