President Donald Trump plans to be in Nashville on Wednesday to deliver a speech, three sources confirmed to The Tennessean.
The speech is scheduled to take place at Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., with door to open at 3:30 p.m.
An invitation for the event is posted on Turmp's website. The White House has not responded to inquiries about the event.
Bob Skoney, general manager of Municipal Auditorium, said a contract for the event has not been completed.
Trump has spoken at several rallies in recent weeks, and Nashville would be a natural fit in the wake of the president's promise of a "full-court press" on behalf of Republican-backed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. The debate surrounding the bill is reaching a fever-pitch and Nashville is one of the nation's health care hubs, boasting a near-$40 billion industry.
Mayor Megan Barry’s press secretary Sean Braisted said he could not comment until the White House confirms the event when asked whether Barry, a Democrat, would attend the speech or greet the president when he arrives.
Barry talked to Trump by phone in January during a Martin Luther King event in Nashville. She was sitting next to former U.N. ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who handed the phone to Barry after receiving a surprise call from Trump.
"I’ve heard only the rumors like you have," Barry said of next week's Trump visit. "I saw the Tennessean reported that so that’s all I know too.
"As I had the opportunity to speak with him right before as you all know he was sworn in. My message is still the same, infrastructure for Tennesseans and if we can have some of that trillion dollars worth of dollars that he wants to spend on infrastructure and transit bring it our way please."
Plans to protest Trump’s visit are already underway. Soon after The Tennessean reported the president’s Nashville stop, a Facebook event organizing a demonstration against Trump popped up.
This is a developing story.