Trump set to travel to Arizona next week amid push to lift coronavirus restrictions

The White House is arranging plans for the president to visit a manufacturing plant that makes masks, senior administration officials said. They did not identify the precise location or day of the visit.

“I think I’m going to Arizona next week. We look forward to that. And I’m going to, I hope, Ohio very soon,” Trump told reporters during a roundtable discussion with business executives from companies including Hilton, Waffle House and Wynn Resorts.

Trump said the trip would be centered on industry because “it’s too soon for the big everybody-get-together-and-stand-next-to-each-other crowds.”

The trip to Arizona and possibly Ohio, both considered battleground states in November’s election, comes as Trump has signaled he is eager for states to begin allowing residents to return to work and lifting strict social-distancing guidelines put in place amid the coronavirus crisis.

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