First Lady Melania Trump will make her first major solo campaign stop of the year on Tuesday to share President Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda with Pennsylvania voters in the final week before Election Day.
The first lady is scheduled to headline a campaign event in Atglen, PA on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. ET. The event will be moderated by President Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and former White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.
“Melania Trump’s solo visit to Pennsylvania in the final days of the 2016 campaign was pivotal to winning the state—and winning the election,” Conway said to Fox News. “Now she returns as first lady, to highlight how her platform has helped Pennsylvanians and to make the case for four more years of freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and security.”
The First Lady was expected to make an appearance on the campaign trail last week with the president at a rally in Erie, Pa. However, just hours before the rally, Melania canceled out of an “abundance of caution” and a “lingering cough” since recovering from the coronavirus.
“Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from Covid-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today,” First Lady’s Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham told reporters Tuesday.
In 2016, with less than a week before the election, Melania made a campaign appearance in Berwyn, Pennsylvania alongside Second Lady Karen Pence where she gave a solo speech.
President Trump is scheduled to have three consecutive rallies in Allentown, Lititz, and Martinsburg on Monday. Trump won the Keystone State by a slim margin over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
According to RealClearPolitics polls of Pennsylvania average, Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads by 5.3 points with 49.8% to Trump 44.5%.