Trump will appear at a rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday. The event details were posted to his website, and Trump later tweeted the news.
Trump rallies were a constant presence during the 2016 presidential campaign. He often held multiple events per day, dominating the cable news airwaves.
He held a series of campaign-style thank-you rallies after Election Day. Saturday’s event will be Trump’s first rally as president.
It will also mark the third straight weekend Trump is spending in Florida. Last week, Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
Of course, Trump's going to need some "good" news to counter the endless stupidity coming out of the White House, and here's what I think will be formally announced this weekend at that rally: we're going to war, kids!
The Defense Department might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS, CNN has learned.
"It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time," one defense official told CNN.
But the official emphasized that any decision is ultimately up to President Donald Trump, who has ordered his defense secretary to come up with a proposal to combat ISIS before the end of the month.
The move would significantly alter US military operations in Syria if approved and could put troops on the ground within weeks.
Until now, only small teams made up largely of Special Operations forces have operated in Syria, providing training and assistance to anti-ISIS opposition groups on the ground.
Conventional units operate in larger numbers and would require a more significant footprint of security protection both on the ground and in the air.
US officials are characterizing the concept of deploying ground troops as a point of discussion, stopping short of saying it's a formal proposal.
What their exact mission would be is not yet clear, but one goal of their their presence would be to help reassure Turkey that Kurdish forces are not posing a threat to Ankara's interests. It's possible some troops would deploy first to Kuwait and then move into Syria.
Forget the "might" part. Trump needs a war to rally the country *now*. If we don't get the announcement that we're sending in troops to Syria at this rally this weekend, he'll move it down a few days, but yeah, this was always going to be in the cards of a Trump regime military plan.
We've just moved the timetable up.