“This decision was reached out of respect and sympathy for the victims and survivors of the high school shooting attack in Parkland, Florida, and their family members. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this horrific tragedy,” Trump’s campaign said in a release according to the Tribune Review.
The event was scheduled for February 21st and would have been Trump’s second visit to the 18th Congressional district ahead of the March special election. His previous visit was an official visit rather than a campaign one. Ahead of that visit, Trump tweeted out his support of Republican Rick Saccone, who is running against Democrat Conor Lamb for the seat.