Executive Intelligence Review


Trump on the Hustings in Pennsylvania, Then Heading for Missouri and Mississippi

Sept. 10, 2018 (EIRNS)—Donald Trump continues his mission to bypass official Washington and take his campaign directly to the people this week, with events in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Mississippi.

On Sept. 11, Trump will attend an event to commemorate the 9/11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the site where 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 perished, in an attempt to overcome their hijackers. With this visit, Trump will have now recognized each of the three sites—with an event last year at the White House honoring the New York victims, then later at the Pentagon—where some 3,000 Americans died on that fateful day. Trump will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

On Sept. 13 Trump will be in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and on Sept. 14 in Jackson, Mississippi. In Missouri, Republicans are energized by the unexpected chance to unseat incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, with Republican contender Josh Hawley—currently the Missouri attorney general—surprisingly finding himself in a “neck-and-neck” race.

The Mississippi rally on Friday evening takes place at the coliseum in Jackson. It is set to highlight the race for Senate. Democrats are drooling over the possibility of an “Alabama remake” (in which Democrat Doug Jones “unexpectedly” upset Roy Moore after 40-year-old charges of womanizing were launched against Moore), since Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith is in a three-way race with two Republicans and one Democrat.