Trump cancels North Carolina rally after outbreak from last rally -- but he blames the wind
President Donald Trump arrives for a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium on Jul. 11, 2018. (Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com)

President Donald Trump announced that his Fayetteville, North Carolina rally Thursday would be canceled due to "high speed winds and bad weather."


Weather.com's hourly forecast shows a lovely evening in Fayetteville, with a high in the mid to upper 70s and winds only 15 mph. The winds Monday will be just as bad and the weather will be much cooler.

[caption id="attachment_1682203" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Fayetteville, NC hourly forcast[/caption]

It's unclear where Trump is getting his weather information, but given how many scientists have left the U.S. government during his administration it's possible he's getting his advice from his chief radiologist Dr. Scott Atlas at this point.

The real problem for Trump could be that the last North Carolina rally has sparked a COVID-19 concern when two people in the crowd tested positive for the virus. Because there were 15,000 people at the rally, the health department has simply had to broadcast that anyone with symptoms who went to the rally should be tested.