'Louisiana, I'll see you tonight': Trump tweets he's visiting Louisiana Friday - but he's going to Mississippi

David Jackson, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday he was looking forward to visiting Louisiana later in the evening, but there was one big problem: He's going to Mississippi.

"Louisiana, I’ll see you tonight," Trump said in a tweet that was later deleted. "Big Rally for Eddie R. He will be a GREAT GOVERNOR. Early voting starts! @EddieRispone."

Instead, Trump has a political rally in Tupelo, Miss., on Friday evening. 

A rally in Monroe, Louisiana, which like Mississippi will soon hold a gubernatorial election, is scheduled for Wednesday of next week.

It's easy to see how Trump might get confused – he has a lot of political activity over the next six days.

The trips to Mississippi and Louisiana – as well as a Monday night rally in Lexington, Kentucky – reflect Trump's involvement in three governors' races, all Republican states where GOP candidates face tough challenges.

"Louisiana, I'll see you tonight," Trump tweeted Friday. But Trump's schedule said he's holding a rally Friday in Tupelo, Mississippi.

In Mississippi, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is in a tight race with Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood for the right to move into the governor's mansion. Trump's rally in Tupelo, Mississippi, is designed to bolster Reeves' chances.

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Trump's Monday night rally in Lexington is in support of incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin. He faces a tough challenge from Democrat Andy Beshear, the state's attorney general.

The Louisiana governor's race, the subject of a Wednesday rally in Monroe, pits Republican candidate Eddie Rispone, who is challenging incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards. 

While Trump deleted his tweet about the phantom Louisiana visit on Friday, he kept up a post promoting Rispone in the governor's race.

"Our Republican candidate @EddieRispone is a successful conservative businessman who will stand with me to create jobs and protect your Second Amendment," Trump tweeted.

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