President Trump Visits Upstate NY Today


ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – President Donald Trump will be in Upstate New York on Monday, making a couple of stops.  He will first travel to Fort Drum on Monday afternoon where he will sign the National Defense Authorization Act.

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik invited Trump to visit Fort Drum back in March. It’s Trump’s first visit to Fort Drum since Barack Obama came to the Army base near Watertown in 2011.

Then, later in the afternoon, Trump will fly into Griffiss International Airport in Rome and then motorcade his way into downtown Utica for a private fundraising event  to support GOP Central New York Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.

Trump was last in Upstate New York in 2016, during the presidential campaign.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It remains to be seen whether the president will make any remarks about Rep. Chris Collins, the Western New York Republican who was the first member of Congress to back Trump. Collins was indicted last week on insider trading charges, and on Saturday, announced he was suspending his campaign for re-election.