Houston News : President Trump headed to Midland, Odessa today for fundraiser, oil rig tour

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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to visit Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C., on Monday, July 27, 2020. He scheduled to make a trip on Wednesday to Midland, Texas, July 29, 2020.

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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to visit Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C., on Monday, July 27, 2020. He scheduled to make a trip on

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Photo: Evan Vucci, STF / Associated Press

Photo: Evan Vucci, STF / Associated Press

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to visit Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C., on Monday, July 27, 2020. He scheduled to make a trip on Wednesday to Midland, Texas, July 29, 2020.

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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to visit Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C., on Monday, July 27, 2020. He scheduled to make a trip on

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Photo: Evan Vucci, STF / Associated Press

President Trump headed to Midland, Odessa today for fundraiser, oil rig tour

President Donald Trump is headed to Odessa and Midland today for his 16th visit to Texas during his presidency.

Trump is set to land in Midland at 11:30 a.m. before going to Odessa for a fundraising event at the Marriott. The president will later tour an oil rig at Double Eagle Energy in Midland and talk about his energy policies.

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The president’s visit just a couple months before early voting begins highlights how Texas might see a closer presidential race than it has in decades. Three public polls show Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in a dead heat, the Houston Chronicle reports. Before this, Texas was a reliable source of votes for Republicans.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit West Texas hard as oil production has slowed and as the area has emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot. Midland and Ector counties saw their combined death count double from July 1, growing from 26 to 54 deaths. The area is also reporting a case increase from 1,259 on July 1 to 3,264.

Biden criticized Trump’s visit as the state reels from the coronavirus and Hurricane Hanna, the Houston Chronicle reports.

“Mr. Trump, now isn’t the time for politicking or photo-ops,” Biden said Wednesday morning. “Texans need a President with the experience and vision to fight for families no matter how many catastrophes reach our shores.”



in Houston

Source : chron.com