Trump will resume campaign rallies in two weeks
President Donald Trump’s campaign manager confirmed Monday that the president will relaunch his famous political rallies in the coming weeks.
“Americans are ready to get back to action and so is President Trump. The Great American Comeback is real and the rallies will be tremendous. You’ll again see the kind of crowds and enthusiasm that Sleepy Joe Biden can only dream of,” Brad Parscale said in a statement.
Parscale did not disclose the exact time or locations of the rallies but he said that the campaign is in the process of outlining possible dates and venues. He said that staff is considering a number of factors in determining where the rallies will be held, including the number of local coronavirus cases.
The President last held a rally back in March right before the coronavirus pandemic brought all in-person campaigning to an end. The Trump campaign says the president will hold his first in-person fundraisers at the end of this week.
Campaign aides say Trump is anxious to get back out on the campaign trail. His interest in holding rallies again was peaked as he’s watched nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd.
“The demand has been incredible to get going with the rallies,” said Trump. “I just hear the music in the background. I’m saying, we’ve had rallies like nobody has ever had, and we would love to get back to that.”
Trump acknowledged that he’ll likely need to go to certain states where he’ll be allowed to hold large rallies.
“Look, I don’t want to have a stadium where you’re supposed to have a person and then seven empty seats, and then another person. So, we might do some outdoor big ones,”said Trump.
Parscale believes that the massive protests, with crowds in close proximity to one another, will dull the potential criticism of Trump holding rallies during the pandemic.
“Why should anti-Trump protesters be out there and not us?” Parscale said.
Trump’s opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, has spent the past few months in isolation at his home in Delaware. He has only left for a few appearances and held a number of virtual events.
Democrats say the move to resume large political rallies is not smart. They site public health experts who continue to warn against large gatherings of people. The coronavirus has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United States.
PHOTO: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour
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