PHOENIX — President Donald Trump will visit Yuma and Phoenix for a couple of events in Arizona, according to a White House official.
Trump will stop in Yuma on Tuesday to visit and survey the border wall, marking the completion of the 200th mile of the border wall system.
The official said Trump will also receive a briefing on the overall wall construction on the southwest border, among other activities.
Afterward, Trump is expected to head to Phoenix to deliver remarks at a Turning Point Action event, a White House official tells 12 News.
Several U.S. legislators and governors are expected to attend. Gov. Doug Ducey and Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar are listed as the Arizonans who are slated to be special guests. Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina and Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia are also expected to attend.
The event, which is formally called "An Address to Young Americans," will take place at Dream City Church in Phoenix. The church confirmed it would be renting its facilities to Turning Point Action for the event.
The church said the organization contacted it regarding the use of its facilities for a student event, for which it "prayerfully considered and then agreed."
The church said Turning Point Action then informed them that Trump planned to speak at the event.
"Dream City’s facility rental does not constitute endorsement of the opinions of its renters. Each facility rental is a means to generate funds so that Dream City may continue to carry out its outreach vision – to reach the hurting and needy in the community for Jesus Christ. Please join Dream City in praying that the church may continue to effectively carry out that mission," the church said in a statement last Friday.
Turning Point Action is the organization connected to "Students for Trump," which is hosting the event. It is a conservative nonprofit.
Students interested in attending the convention were asked to fill out a form online that would also absolve the organization of any responsibility in case any attendees contracted COVID-19.
"By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present," part of the disclaimer at the bottom of the form read.
"By attending this convention, you and any guest voluntraily (sic) assume all risks related to exposture (sic) to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Turning Point Action, their affiliates, Dream City Church, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury."
Attendees will also have to wear a mask. Organizers say there will be masks and sanitizer on hand, adding that the church has installed a system that they say kills 99.9% of germs.
The president's son, Donald Trump Jr., was also expected to speak at the event.
This would not be the first time Trump visited the Valley amid the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened more than 2 million people and killed more than 100,000 across the United States.
Trump visited Phoenix in May to tour a Honeywell facility that created millions of N95 personal protection masks and held a roundtable discussion with Native American leaders.