Trump to stump for Rosendale at Neptune Aviation on Thursday

It’s now official.

President Donald Trump will speak at Neptune Aviation at Missoula International Airport on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in what will mark his third stop in Montana this campaign season.

It will also mark the first visit of a sitting president to Missoula since Dwight D. Eisenhower anointed the Smokejumper Center in Sept. 1954.

President Harry Truman also stopped briefly in Missoula in 1950, according to newspaper records. Other presidential candidates, including Barack Obama and Teddy Roosevelt, spoke in Missoula before their election.

Trump’s visit Thursday is part of a Western campaign swing intended to rally GOP voters behind their candidates. In Montana, Matt Rosendale is in a tight race with incumbent Sen. Jon Tester, who is seeking his third term.

Trump will leave Missoula for Mesa, Arizona, on Friday, where he’s leading a rally in support of Martha McSally, who’s running against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. The president will follow with a rally in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday, to support incumbent Sen. Dean Heller over Democratic challenger Jacky Rosen.

The doors at Neptune Aviation are set to open at 3:30 p.m. For general admission. Tickets are available by following this link.