Trump to visit Missoula next week

Multiple sources are confirming that President Donald Trump will be making his third trip to the Treasure State next week.

The event, which is not yet listed among the rallies on the campaign’s official website, is scheduled for next Thursday in Missoula. Details are not yet available.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office posted on their Facebook page shortly before 11 a.m. that “Members of our office have been invited to a meeting by the US Secret Service addressing security measures in the event of a potential Presidential visit.”

Trump has made recent trips to Great Falls and Billings in support of Matt Rosendale, who is challenging for Jon Tester’s seat in the U.S. Senate, and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, who is also on the ballot Nov. 6.

Vice President Mike Pence has also made two trips to the state, as has Donald Trump Jr. Both have made appearances in Bozeman and Billings. Both Gallatin and Yellowstone counties are important in the upcoming midterms, and Gallatin – along with Cascade – is a likely swing county.

Missoula, however, is among the most liberal cities in the state, which Trump won by 20 points in 2016. Hillary Clinton pulled just over 35 percent statewide in that election, but in Missoula County she grabbed 51 percent of the vote. And when Tester was last elected in 2012, he brought in just under 49 percent statewide, but cruised with 63 percent in Missoula.