President Trump to campaign in Pennsylvania after Supreme Court nominee announcement

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President Donald Trump waves after speaking at a campaign rally Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (NewsNation Now) — After announcing his pick to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, President Donald Trump will head to Pennsylvania for a campaign event Saturday night.

Trump will hold a “Great American Comeback” event at the Harrisburg International Airport at 7 p.m. ET. The visit will mark the second time this week that Trump has traveled to the battleground state, and it comes just hours after he’s set to announce his choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court.

Trump will make the selection official in a Rose Garden ceremony at 5 p.m. ET.

Ahead of his visit Saturday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released a statement, urging the Trump campaign to follow the state’s masking and social distancing requirements, NewsNation affiliate WHTM reported.

“Once again, I am requesting that the President of the United States not endanger Pennsylvanians by holding unsafe rallies that will put Pennsylvania communities at risk,” Wolf said.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made eight in-person trips to Pennsylvania since the beginning of June. Biden will deliver remarks to the virtual U.S. Conference of Mayors’ fall leadership meeting Saturday.

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