Things did not go quite as planned for the Trump campaign during their comeback rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — so now, they’ve decided to hit the reset button.
According to Fox News, President Donald Trump will be holding an outdoor rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Saturday, July 11.
Let’s take it outside
Large gatherings are a very real concern amid the coronavirus pandemic, especially as more than 2.9 million cases of the virus have been confirmed in the U.S., according to The New York Times. And while that is not the only reason the Tulsa rally failed, concern over being in tight spaces surely contributed to the poor turn-out.
Rather than force the issue and create more outrage among those on the left, Trump is now changing tactics.
Starting Saturday, it seems the campaign will be trying out outdoor venues as a means of creating more enthusiasm for Trump’s re-election efforts.
In addition, the campaign said “there will be ample access to hand sanitizer” at the event and that “and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear,” according to Fox.
The event is set to take place at the Portsmouth International Airport, Fox reports.
“We look forward to so many freedom-loving patriots coming to the rally and celebrating America, the greatest country in the history of the world,” the Trump campaign’s national press secretary, Hogan Gidley, said in a statement, according to Fox.
It is not exactly a secret that Trump is trailing in the polls. Former Vice President Joe Biden has somehow managed to beat out Trump by double-digits in at least two polls, according to the RealClearPolitics, even though the Democrat rarely ventures out of his basement these days.
Luckily for Trump, if his Saturday rally ends up being anything like his recent appearance at Mount Rushmore, it could bolster his re-election efforts.
New Hampshire is indeed near and dear to President Trump; The Guardian reports that the state provided him with his first victory in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race.
It certainly seems like the perfect location to launch Trump 2020 2.0.