Trump may head to Florida for SpaceX manned test flight on May 27

Trump may head to Florida for SpaceX manned test flight on May 27
Trump may head to Florida for SpaceX manned test flight on May 27

While NASA officials have urged the public not to mass near the Kennedy Space Center for next week's manned test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft because of Coronavirus concerns, President Donald Trump indicated Thursday he may be ready for a VIP visit.

"I'm thinking about going, that will be next week, to the rocket launch," the President told reporters before leaving for a day trip to Michigan.

The test flight, which would be the first manned space flight launched from the U.S. in almost nine years, is set for May 27.

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Mr. Trump playfully jabbed at reporters about a possible visit to the launch.

"I hope you're all going to join me. I'd like to put you on the rocket, get rid of you for a while," the President said.

A possible trip to Florida next week comes as President Trump presses states to drop their Coronavirus restrictions, and allow shuttered businesses to re-open.

Mr. Trump has been traveling more frequently in recent weeks, going to Michigan on Thursday, Pennsylvania last week, and Arizona earlier this month.

The White House has indicated Mr. Trump will go to Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day.

But that does not mean local political dignitaries will be on hand.

President Trump also indicated on Thursday that the meeting of the G7 nations would be held next month despite the virus, possibly split between Washington and Camp David.