President Barack Obama has canceled a planned campaign visit to New Jersey this afternoon in order to meet with his Cabinet about the government’s Ebola response.
The White House announced that the travel was postponed because Obama will convene a 3:30 p.m. meeting of the federal agencies coordinating the government’s response to the outbreak. A second health-care worker at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the virus after caring for a patient who died from the illness.
Obama will deliver brief remarks at the conclusion of the meeting.
Obama was to have been in New Jersey from roughly 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., arriving and departing from Newark Liberty International Airport in order to attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at Ristorante Da Benito in Union Township, Union County, at 5 p.m.
Obama also canceled a planned campaign appearance in Connecticut tonight with Gov. Dannel Malloy.