Louisville, KY - Senator Rand Paul is scheduled to return to Kentucky Monday but a spokesperson for his campaign says Senator Paul will not attend the President’s rally that night in Louisville.

The Monday event is billed as a “Legislative Coffee” with the St. Matthews Chamber of Commerce. A spokesperson for Senator Paul said the meeting is not open to the public and has been on the schedule for weeks. The meeting with businesses leaders is designed to discuss the first 100 days of the new administration and its impact on business, according to the Senator’s office.

The Senator is scheduled to return to Washington, D.C. after the St. Matthews event and will not attend the rally President Trump is holding that night at Freedom Hall.

Kelsey Cooper, a spokesperson for Senator Paul, insisted that returning to D.C. was in no way an effort to avoid an appearance with the President whom Senator Paul has been at odds recently regarding the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act also known as “Obamacare”. Miss Cooper said Senator Paul has to return to Capitol Hill for a series of other legislative obligations.

“Senator Paul is always happy to have President Trump in Kentucky, and looks forward to continuing to work with the administration and Congress to address healthcare reform with a real repeal of Obamacare and replace it with conservative market-based solutions that will bring down prices and give families more choices”, said Kelsey Cooper.