With the nation still in the grips of a coronavirus pandemic, (yes, that is still happening), there are serious concerns about just what the 2020 election could look like.
Social distancing is still the preferred situation in much of the country, particularly as a rather sizable portion of the population starts straying from the path, thus compounding the contagion’s reach.
There is such a concern, in fact, that the Republican National Convention has been booted from the state of North Carolina after the Governor and Donald Trump couldn’t come to an agreement on just what that crowd, (or lack of crowd), was going to look like.
Yet, despite all of this, it appears as though the President is ready to get back on the road.
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.
There is likely some strategy behind this timing, and Trump’s team isn’t hiding that.
“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.”
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.
One can only wonder just how well-attended any large-scale event will be in the coming weeks, let alone later this month.