BIG DEMAND! Starting up again soon, maybe next week! https://t.co/ToNLAGl5Fz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2020
Basically, the media is crushing Trump in the election process by refusing to allow him to campaign because of this flu hoax.
He says he’s just going to do it. It’s not clear if that’s even possible. He’s been ultra timid about pushing back against this nonsense.
Donald Trump is planning to restart rallies in the next two weeks in a major turning point for the president since the coronavirus shut down traditional campaigning.
Trump’s advisers are still determining where the rallies will take place and what safety measures will be implemented, depending on the type of venue chosen. Campaign manager Brad Parscale is expected to present Trump with possibilities within the next few days.
The president has been itching to resume his boisterous rallies, his favorite way to connect with supporters and let off steam. He’s planning to use the events to drive home what is expected to be a major theme of his campaign: that he is the leader of the country’s reopening and economic rebound. Trump held a hastily-called press conference Friday to celebrate an unexpectedly strong jobs report, and his campaign immediately began running a massive ad campaign seizing on the news.
Fake numbers, folks. That’s fake numbers. The fakest.
“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,” Parscale said in a statement. “You’ll again see the kind of crowds and enthusiasm that sleepy Joe Biden can only dream of.”
All things considered, that’s very true.
The move comes at a precarious moment for Trump. National and swing state polls show him taking a major hit amid his handling of the pandemic and the social unrest that followed the killing of a African American man at the hands of Minnesota police. He is trailing Joe Biden substantially in many polls.
The president’s team views the rallies as a way of rejuvenating his base and displaying the enthusiasm behind his reelection bid. They are eager to create a contrast with Biden, who has largely remained secluded in his Delaware home and hasn’t held a major campaign event since spring.
While Trump is likely to face blowback for resuming in-person events while the coronavirus pandemic is still ravaging the country, his advisers contend that the recent massive protests in metropolitan areas will make it harder for liberals to criticize him.
Trump hasn’t held a rally since March, though in recent weeks he has used ostensibly official events to visit swing states. He is gradually returning to normal political life, with a pair of in-person fundraisers scheduled for this month. He will headline an event Thursday at a private home in Dallas.
Aides are factoring in an array of factors in determining where the rallies will be held, including the number of coronavirus cases that exist locally.
Setting aside any questions about the good taste and expiration date of the Trump brand, its best possible use is to push back against social distancing, and give people an occasional respite from isolation.
Though it would be weirdly dystopian if everything were to remain closed, except for the political rallies. Like, North Korea weird – except that I don’t believe any of the government fake news about North Korea. But it would be like that, except undeniably real and in your face.
But hey – they made an exception for black people rioting, so there’s no reason they can’t make an exception for this.
The election situation is not looking good right now, and rallies could really inject some energy.
It’s just going to come down to the power of the man’s will.
The hats are going to look funny.
“We made America great once, back in 16 – now we’re gonna do it again!”