CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - As of 8 a.m. on Sept. 11 the rally for President Trump in Cape Girardeau, Missouri has been canceled.
The rally was set for Sept. 13. There is no word on if the rally will be rescheduled.
Chief Operating Officer Michael Glassner said the cancellation is due to inclement weather.
“Regrettably, we must cancel the planned Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri this Thursday,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. “With Hurricane Florence on its way, we determined that this is the safest decision."
The Cape Girardeau Police Department officers responded to the cancellation. Officers have been in contact with the United States Secret Service since news of the president’s arrival broke. Below is a Facebook post from the police department about their involvement.
U.S. Representative Jason Smith of Missouri told Heartland News that he has been working to bring President Trump to Southeast Missouri since Trump was elected into office.
Congressman Smith was looking forward to the visit, and knows supporters were too.
“We're disappointed, but he's the President of the United States,” said Congressman Jason Smith. “With the hurricane coming to the east coast that's why he had to cancel. But, you can bet I'm going to push for him to come back to Southeast Missouri. I've already put that request in."
Congressman Smith said he will continue to encourage the President to reschedule.
“It was great to see the overwhelming response,” said Congressman Smith. “Talking to the White House, the early RSVP’s were some of the fastest rates they’ve ever seen. So, that’s a good sign for his return to Southeast Missouri. We’ll continue to keep the red carpet out.”
According to President Donald J. Trump’s official website, the event would have been held at the Show Me Center at 6 p.m.
Trump’s campaign said he would rally supporters and urge them to replace Senator Claire McCaskill with Republican Josh Hawley, the state attorney general who has Trump’s endorsement.
Southeast Missouri State’s president commented on the visit before the cancellation.