President Trump To Speak In Nashville On Wednesday

Posted at 11:57 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 21:22:00-04

President Donald Trump has been scheduled to speak in Nashville on Wednesday, March 15.

The visit was confirmed Thursday morning on Trump’s website. The appearance was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Doors were set to open at 3:30 p.m.

Trump’s website called the visit “a rally,” although specifics of the event were not released.  

President Trump is expected to also visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Wednesday, but officials from President Jackson's home could not confirm the event.

"It is expected that the President will visit The Hermitage as part of his stop in Nashville, but the Hermitage could neither confirm nor deny the visit."

The President's visit falls on the same day as President Jackson's 250th Birthday Celebration.

Representatives for Mayor Megan Barry confirmed the mayor was aware about President Trump's visit, but they added they have not received "any guidance or details from the White House."

The mayor's office said Metro would work together with the White House and Secret Service to ensure the visit is safe. They also stated they will work to make sure the impact on traffic and accessibility to government services will be as minimal as possible.

Mayor Barry released the following statement concerning the visit:

“Nashville is a warm and welcoming city for all, and that certainly includes President Trump and his supporters who will be attending this event. I hope that during President Trump’s visit to Nashville, he has an opportunity to experience our diverse culture and welcoming values that make our city and our economy so successful. If we have the chance to meet, I would love to follow up on our previous phone conversation about Nashville’s desire to be included in the President’s plan for improving infrastructure across the nation.”

The specific reason for the President's visit was not released, but political analyst, Pat Nolan, said he believed healthcare will take center state in an effort to gain Republican support.

The Municipal Auditorium can seat a little more than 9,000 people. Inside, however, Trump will rally his supporters.