SWANTON, Ohio — President Donald Trump is visiting Ohio Monday evening, making stops in the Dayton area for a private event and Toledo area for a public rally.
Trump’s “Fighting for the American Worker” event in Vandalia, Ohio is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. at Wright Bros Aero located at the Dayton International Airport. The event is private and requires a ticket.
Later Monday evening, Trump is planning to hold a “Great American Comeback” rally, open to the public, in Swanton, Ohio at the Toledo Express Airport.
You can watch his Swanton rally at 7 p.m. in the player below:
The rally will begin at 7 p.m. at headquarters for the Grand Aire air services provider at the Toledo Airport, located at 11777 West Airport Service Road. Doors open at 4 p.m.
On the event’s website, there is no guidance about social distancing or face masks, but a note at the bottom of the event reads as follows:
By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, 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.
The event is being held in a politically contentious area of Ohio, which is itself a swing state still very much in contention for the General Election on Nov. 3. While the state is home to nine pivot counties or counties that went twice for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 then switched to Donald Trump in 2016. Four of those eight counties (Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky & Erie) sit near Toledo.
Trump's opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden issued a statement in response to Trump’s Ohio visits Monday.
President Trump has failed Ohio. From a bungled pandemic response that has cost jobs and lives, to openly calling for a boycott of Goodyear, to abandoning workers in Lordstown whose jobs he promised to protect — Trump has broken promise after promise and turned his back on the Buckeye State at a moment when we are in desperate need of real leadership.
Ohio deserves a leader in the White House who will fight for workers and families — not just corporations and the super wealthy. As president, I’ll ensure that we not only recover from this crisis and end this pandemic, but that we support the small businesses that fuel our economy and create millions of good-paying jobs. There’s nothing Americans can’t do if given half a chance — and as president, I will help bring this country together so we can build back better than ever before.
Trump's private event and public rally in Ohio Monday comes just over a week before the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.