Valdosta mayor 'honored' by president's visit ahead of run-off election

Donald Trump, 2016 President-elect
Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 18:19:00-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The City of Valdosta is getting national recognition this weekend with a visit from the president and his supporters.

Ahead of the Senate runoff, President Trump and the First Lady are attending a rally at the Valdosta airport to show support for Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, hosted by the RNC.

Like many of the other tours, Airforce One is expected to land on the runway, where the president will speak to his supporters for about an hour.

The Lowndes County GOP expects-upwards of 40,000 people to attend.

Mayor Scott James Matheson said it's an honor that the city is being recognized on a national level this weekend.

"It's been since Eisenhower as a sitting president has visited our town," said Matheson. "We've had past presidents, we had people campaigning here, but this is the first time we've had one since Eisenhower, so I'm going to call that a red-letter day no matter your political bend."

The Trump Campaign said all attendees will be given a temperature check, masks, and access to hand sanitizer.