ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — President-elect Donald Trump will launch his “Thank You” tour Thursday evening with a rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio — a crucial battleground state where he delivered a resounding victory on Election Night.
“He enjoys being out there among the people,” a senior Trump transition official told ABC News. “He genuinely likes interacting with the American people and seeing their reaction.”
Besides Florida, Ohio was the state Trump traveled to most during his run for the White House. He spent 17 days in Ohio after clinching the nomination on May 26 and five days there during the final month of the campaign.
Trump plans to visit a combination of states, several he won and some where he didn’t prevail as planned, according to the official.
Before kicking off the tour, Trump and Pence will head to Indiana Thursday afternoon to announce air-conditioning company Carrier has decided to keep jobs previously bound for Mexico in the United States. The company’s leadership spoke with the president-elect following his election.
The “Thank You” tour is still “a work in progress,” but is expected to continue over the next few weeks. Trump will be accompanied by President-elect Mike Pence Thursday evening in Ohio.
Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.