By: Trey Schmaltz
BATON ROUGE – President-elect Donald Trump is expected in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon, multiple sources told WBRZ Tuesday.
Sources spoke on condition of anonymity as the event is still being planned. Two sources with knowledge of a planned visit said staff were trying to find a venue. Before the election, Trump’s schedule was regularly updated with seemingly spur-of-the-moment rallies that were heavily attended. Events are known to attract thousands of people. At a campaign event in Baton Rouge in early 2016, more than 10,000 filled the River Center. A visit Friday may require space for more than the number of people who attended the first Baton Rouge campaign stop.
Trump would likely be in Baton Rouge stumping for State Treasurer John Kennedy who is in a runoff election against Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell for David Vitter’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Vitter decided not to run for re-election after losing the race for governor to John Bel Edwards.
Should Trump visit Baton Rouge Friday, it’d be his third visit in 2016. In August, Donald Trump spent a few hours touring flood-damaged areas. He held the campaign event at the River Center in February.
Trump Expected in Baton Rouge: WBRZ-TV2 Baton Rouge