Since the coronavirus pandemic hit America and forced the prohibition of large gatherings, political events like President Donald Trump’s famous campaign rallies have been put on hold.
However, the Trump campaign has confirmed that the president plans to resume his signature rally events in the next few weeks, The Hill reported.
Nothing definitive has been announced yet as to when or where the next Trump rally will be held or what safety precautions will be taken, however.
Concurrent with the relaunch of Trump’s rallies, The Hill also reported that the joint venture between the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee, known as Trump Victory, has announced that it will soon resume in-person campaign volunteer activities, at least in states that have relaxed restrictions sufficiently to allow it, according to The Hill.
If people can protest, they can rally
The news about the return of President Trump’s rallies was first reported by Politico, which set the anticipated time frame for that resumption at roughly two 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,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement to the media outlet. “You’ll again see the kind of crowds and enthusiasm that sleepy Joe Biden can only dream of.”
Politico noted that Trump could face some blowback from the media about resuming his campaign rallies in light of the fact that the coronavirus is still thought to be a threat.
However, given the fact that mainstream outlets and so-called health experts have largely remained silent or downplayed coronavirus concerns with regard to the anti-police protests and riots that have swept the nation, calling out Trump over his rallies would reek of blatant hypocrisy.
Along those lines, Washington Examiner reporter Byron York suggested in a tweet shared by President Trump that the time was right for a resumption of the typically packed-house rallies that his supporters want to see again. Trump tweeted, “BIG DEMAND! Starting up again soon, maybe next week!”
Details still uncertain
As of now, it remains unclear exactly where Trump’s next big rally will be held — states like Florida and Texas, among others, seem like prime candidates — and whether upcoming rallies will be held indoors or out, if masks will be required, or if any attempt will be made to socially distance attendees.
While those are fairly important questions, they likely don’t matter too much to a president and his supporters who have been champing at the bit for a return to normality.
Gathering together for a raucous campaign rally will be a sure sign that life as we knew it is on its way back.