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Trump Postpones North Carolina Rally Due to Severe Storm

Former President Donald Trump unexpectedly canceled his rally in North Carolina on Saturday evening, citing adverse weather conditions as the reason. 

This decision came just as the rally was about to begin, with Trump announcing the cancellation via a phone call, as storm clouds gathered over the venue located outdoors near the Wilmington airport. 

Attendees were reportedly disappointed, expressing their frustration audibly as they quickly left the event site following the announcement.

This rally was particularly significant as it would have been Trump’s first public appearance since jury selection began for his criminal trial in Manhattan, where he faces multiple charges related to falsifying business records.

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Trump, speaking to his supporters over the speaker system, expressed regret about the cancellation and assured them that the rally would be rescheduled promptly. 

He emphasized the importance of safety, stating that the well-being of attendees was paramount, especially with the visible threat of lightning strikes that could pose a risk to those gathered.

North Carolina, a pivotal battleground state that Trump narrowly won in the 2020 elections by less than 1.5%, was seen as a critical venue for rallying support. 

This cancellation marks the second campaign event Trump has planned in the state as he prepares for the upcoming election cycle.

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Trump has been in court for most of the past week, attending the jury selection phase of his trial, where he is accused of falsifying records to conceal payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. 

Prosecutors claim these actions were part of an illegal effort to influence the election outcome. 

With opening statements in his trial scheduled to begin on Monday, the trial is anticipated to continue for six to eight weeks, potentially overlapping with his ongoing 2024 presidential campaign efforts.

The trial and its developments are likely to cast a long shadow over Trump’s campaign, with potential implications for his support base and overall election strategy.

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