CASPER – Former President Donald Trump will appear at a May 28 rally in Casper, he announced in a statement Monday.

The city has for months been discussed as a possible site for a Trump rally. But it wasn’t until Monday that Casper’s Ford Wyoming Center was confirmed as the location for what will be Trump’s first political appearance in the state.

It’s not surprising that the former president would choose Casper. The Ford Wyoming Center is the largest indoor venue in Wyoming, with a capacity of more than 8,000 people.

There is symbolism as well. The Cheney family hails from Casper, and Trump has made it his mission to defeat Rep. Liz Cheney after she voted to impeach him following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Cheney remains Trump’s most outspoken Republican critic, and she is serving as vice-chair of the committee tasked with investigating the events of Jan. 6.

Trump is appearing in support of land attorney Harriet Hageman, his pick to challenge Cheney in the highly anticipated August Republican primary.

“It will be a tremendous honor and incredibly exciting to have President Trump visit with us and it will no doubt be the largest political event in Wyoming history,” Hageman said in a statement. “His policies were the best that we have ever seen, from building the greatest economy in the world, to driving America to energy independence, to enforcing our immigration laws, and I expect thousands of Wyomingites to come out to thank him enthusiastically.”

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Joe Whittaker

Alternative headline: The circus is coming to Casper!

Daniel Ayers

This was almost as funny as the SNL skit about him. Five stars.

Gera Feist

Thank God! Looking forward to being there, being a part of something that is true, right, and good. Can't wait to show support in person.

Daniel Ayers

I would rather work and be productive than go to an unproductive rally for a mentally unstable rich guy. Nothing beats making money on a Saturday afternoon.

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