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Will Donald Trump come to the 2020 Kentucky Derby? These other stops make it look possible

Ben Tobin:

Louisville Courier Journal


 Only one U.S. president has attended the Kentucky Derby while in office.

 Donald Trump may change that in May.

 News broke this week that the commander-in-chief will be attending NASCAR's largest event, the Daytona 500, on Sunday. And though Trump hasn't officially indicated a return to Louisville's Run for the Roses — he was last there with then-girlfriend Melania Knauss in 1999 — it may not be out of the cards.

 Throughout the past few months, Trump has made a point of making his presence known at big sporting events, most of which have been held in Republican-leaning states.

 With a reelection bid looming in November, could Trump visit a massive horse race in a state he won by nearly 30 percentage points? We'll find out.

 Churchill Downs did not immediately respond to a phone call and email inquiring about Trump's attendance.

 Here are some of the recent sporting events Trump attended:

 World Series Game 5 in Washington, D.C. — Oct. 27, 2019

 UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York City — Nov. 2, 2019