President Barack Obama will not be appearing for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday night in Bridgeport. According to the White House, Obama cancelled the trip for a cabinet meeting on Ebola.
The president had been scheduled to visit New Jersey Wednesday for a fundraiser before flying to Tweed New Haven Airport to speak at a rally for Malloy’s re-election effort at Central High School in Bridgeport.
Obama’s cancellation comes amidst news reports of an Ebola diagnosis in a second nurse who treated a patient infected with the virus in Dallas. The president will convene cabinet meeting Wednesday to coordinate the government’s response, the White House said in a press release.
A statement from the state Democratic Party said the rally would be rescheduled in the coming weeks.
“Those who were planning to attend tonight’s rally will have priority to attend when the President returns later in the campaign by visiting a Democratic Party field office, dropping off their tickets, and providing their contact information,” the statement said.