President Trump to host ’Great American Comeback’ event in North Carolina

President Trump to host ’Great American Comeback’ event in North Carolina
President Donald Trump talks to the crowd at the Wilmington International Airport in Wilmington, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Trump was visiting Wilmington to declare it the first World War II Heritage City and to meet with World War II veterans in a private, invitation only event at the Battleship North Carolina. (Source: Matt Born/The Star-News via AP/The Star-News)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - President Donald Trump is returning to North Carolina for another campaign event.

The president is set to host a “Great American Comeback” event in Fayetteville.

The event is being held at Fayetteville Regional Airport on Control Tower Road on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Doors open at 3 p.m., but the event starts at 6 p.m.

In the past few weeks, Trump has visited Charlotte, the Asheville area, Wilmington and Winston-Salem during his trips to the Tar Heel state.

In a message on the Trump campaign website, it reminds potential eventgoers that attending the event means you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and “waive, release, and discharge Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; the host venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.”

Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, says she hopes anyone participating in Trump’s rally will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

“While there may be an exemption for first-amendment rights and political rallies, this isn’t about mandates. This is about leadership,” Cohen said. “And I want to see more leadership from all of our elected officials in making sure that we are protecting North Carolinians.”

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