TV-Obsessed Trump Holding Campaign Rally In NC On Day Of Mueller Testimony

PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 30: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops at the Osan Airbase on June 20, 2019 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un br... PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 30: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops at the Osan Airbase on June 20, 2019 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un briefly met at the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Sunday, with an intention to revitalize stalled nuclear talks and demonstrate the friendship between both countries. The encounter was the third time Trump and Kim have gotten together in person as both leaders have said they are committed to the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula. (Photo by Kim Min-Hee - Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 3, 2019 7:39 a.m.

President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina later this month.

Coincidentally, on the same day that special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify publicly before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.

According to the Trump campaign’s website, the event will be held at 7 p.m. on July 17 at the Williams Arena on the campus of East Carolina University. As the Charlotte Observer noted, the venue has a capacity of 8,000 people.

While the Trump campaign did not immediately return TPM’s request for comment on whether the scheduling was intentional, the long-anticipated testimony from Mueller is already irking the President. In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump said Mueller “must” keep his testimony within the realm of the report that he released on his investigation, before devolving into his “No Collusion, No Obstruction,” “Great Hoax” mantra.

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Mueller has already made it clear that is what he intends to do. Democrats know they won’t get much new information from the special counsel who strives to stay non-partisan, but think the public testimony will drum up enough media coverage to keep every day Americans apprised of Mueller’s findings.

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