The Wall Avenue Journal: Trump is planning a private occasion on the White Home this Saturday regardless of the coronavirus outbreak

President Trump plans to hold his first in-person event since treating COVID-19, with a meeting at the White House on Saturday and a rally in Florida on Monday, White House officials and election workers said.

Trump was due to give a speech on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the south portico balcony in the White House, officials said. Officials declined to comment on the subject of his remarks or who would be in the audience.

Campaign officials said the president is expected to hold a rally in Florida on Monday. Officials have also considered traveling to Michigan and Pennsylvania. A campaign spokesman declined to comment.

Trump said in an interview with Fox News Thursday evening that he may hold a campaign rally on Saturday in Florida and Sunday in Pennsylvania, but officials said he does not plan to travel this weekend.

Trump has not held a rally since Minnesota on Sept. 30, when White House adviser Hope Hicks fell ill. Hicks tested positive on the morning of October 1, and Trump, after attending a fundraiser in New Jersey that afternoon, announced that evening that he had also tested positive for COVID-19.

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