By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
After wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina Republican Presidential candidate New York City billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump is hoping to build on his momentum with wins in Alabama and other southern states. To that end, Trump is coming to Alabama.
Mr. Trump said on Sunday in a statement on social media, “I have spent the least and am winning big. That’s how our country should be!”
Secretary of State John Merrill (R) has confirmed that Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Huntsville, Alabama.
Sec. Merrill commented on Trump’s visit to Alabama: “We are excited to have Donald Trump make his third campaign stop in Alabama, and we want to welcome him to our great State once again! Mr. Trump’s visit to Mobile in August was the single largest event for any candidate of either party in any state during this election cycle!”
On Thursday, February 18, Trump made headlines when he responded to criticism by Pope Francis in a statement, “The Mexican government and its leadership has made many disparaging remarks about me to the Pope, because they want to continue to rip off the United States, both on trade and at the border, and they understand I am totally wise to them. The Pope only heard one side of the story – he didn’t see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn’t see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation. For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith. They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.”
On Sunday, February 28, Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at Black Hall Aerospace (West Wind Hanger). The doors open at 2 p.m. and the program begins at 4 p.m.
Sec. Merrill said, “I am thrilled with how the SEC Primary has developed and what it means for our people to have personal interaction with these candidates. With the Alabama primary being a week away, it is a very exciting time for our people to have the opportunity to speak with presidential candidates. Thanks to the assistance and full support of the Alabama Legislature, one of the most significant things we have done in the Secretary of State’s Office is change the primary date to March 1. Since the March primary legislation passed, two Democratic candidates and eight of the top Republican candidates have made campaign stops in Alabama, which is unheard of for our State. As Secretary of State, I will continue to position Alabama and the South as a place where Presidential candidates are willing to make an effort to visit and meet our remarkable people.”
For more information on the candidates contact the Office of the Secretary of State at 334-242-7200.
The Alabama Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 1.