SAN ANTONIO — It has been nearly a year since Donald Trump and the Republicans won their historic presidential election victory.
But that hasn’t stopped the GOP presidential nominee from making time to visit a few of his home states.
Trump made stops in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina this week, including in Birmingham and a rally at the Birmingham Convention Center.
“The next four weeks will be important to him, and they’re going to be the defining weeks of his campaign,” said former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a Trump supporter.
“The campaign that started with his election will continue with his presidency.
He’s going to focus on those critical days in the election that matter.”
Sessions and fellow Alabama Republican Luther Strange have been in the race for the Senate seat that Trump lost in the November 6 election, but the two have struggled to win over Trump’s supporters.
“If there’s anything that’s been proven about Donald Trump, it’s that he’s a winner,” Sessions said.
“He’s a champion.
He wants to win.
And I think that’s going be one of his defining moments.”
But if the GOP nominee’s first stops are anywhere close to what Trump said during the campaign, it would be an historic night.
Trump, who is making his first campaign stop in the Alabama Senate race, will hold a rally in Mobile on Thursday at 10 a.m.
He will then spend the day in Tennessee, Kentucky and North.
He’ll also hold a campaign rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday.
In all, Trump will hold three campaign events on Thursday, the first two in Alabama and the third in Tennessee.
Trump has been making stops in Florida, Florida, Kentucky or South Carolina.
The GOP presidential hopeful will hold four campaign events in New Hampshire on Thursday: in Manchester, New Hampshire; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Portsmouth, New Jersey.
The Alabama rally will be the first time Trump has visited the state since his presidential win.
“This is an important election for Alabama and I’m excited to see how the people of Alabama vote on Tuesday,” Trump said Thursday in a campaign video announcing his Alabama stop.
“We are going to make history in the state of Alabama, and we will be a leader for our country and the world.”
The Tennessee rally is scheduled for 10:30 a.b.
Trump will speak at 10:45 a.l. in Nashville at the Hilton Nashville.
He’ll hold a news conference later Thursday at 3 p.m., after the news conference.
The Kentucky rally is set for 2:15 p.b., followed by the North Carolina rally at 2:30 p.c.
The Nashville rally will start at 2 p.d.
The campaign also has stops scheduled in Alabama on Thursday and Friday.
The New Hampshire campaign stops are set for 1:30, followed by a news briefing at 4:30 and a campaign stop at 6:30.
The Tennessee campaign stops start at 7:15 a.p.m and end at 10 p.t.