President Trump and Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden are expected to appear together for the first time in the fall campaign on Friday during a 9/11 anniversary event at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
While the state is a coveted battleground for the candidates, the low-key commemoration on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be closed to the public, unlike previous years, due to coronavirus concerns. The president will give remarks that will be live-streamed, according to the National Park Service.
Mr. Biden’s campaign is suspending its advertising on Friday; Trump campaign officials didn’t say whether they will do the same.
With a peace deal in Afghanistan imminent, Friday could be the last 9/11 anniversary with U.S. troops in the country where the attacks originated. Mr. Trump is moving ahead with plans to draw down more forces by Election Day.
The two candidates will be honoring the passengers on United Flight 93 who fought back