President Trump’s re-election campaign announced Sunday that the rallies will go on!
Facing pressure to cancel his rallies as the media continues to push one sided COVID-19 data which fails to mention that the death rate is dropping, the president’s team announced that his next rally will be an outdoor one in the key battleground state of New Hampshire and it will take place next weekend.
The rally will mark just his second since the onset of the Wuhan virus here in the United states back in March. Campaign staffers said the rally will be held next Saturday, July 11, at the Portsmouth International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The coronavirus outbreak has seen less of an impact on New Hampshire than in the more populated U.S. states. Rockingham County, which includes Portsmouth, has reported fewer than 1,500 confirmed cases and 90 deaths overall, generally with fewer than 10 new cases daily.
Public health officials have discouraged large crowds in extremely close contact amid the pandemic unless, conveniently enough, they do so while at a social justice protest of sorts.
The Trump campaign, in announcing next weekend’s rally in New Hampshire, noted that “there will be ample access to hand sanitizer and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear.”
Trump campaign national press secretary Hogan Gidley added, “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.”
New Hampshire has held a special place in the president’s political history. After narrowly losing the Iowa caucuses four years ago, Trump won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide, launching him toward the GOP presidential nomination and, eventually, the White House.
Besides holding the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire for a generation has been a battleground state in the general election. Trump narrowly lost the state’s four electoral votes four years ago by fewer than 3,000 votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The president was last in New Hampshire on Feb. 10, for a rally on the eve of the presidential primary. The most recent public opinion polls in the state indicate Democrat Joe Biden holding an upper single-digit lead over the president.
President Trump’s last rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma saw a turnout that was less than expected due to leftists running interference including harassing would-be rally goers and restricting their access to the venue by blocking off surrounding roads.
The Trump campaign celebrated more than 1 million people who had requested tickets for the Oklahoma rally. Ultimately, large portions of the upper were empty as the president addressed the crowd.
Democrats attempted to claim a victory on the issue – even suggesting that the president and his team were duped by a group of Tik Tokers who reportedly made fake requests to attend the Trump rally in an effort to inflate the number.
The Trump campaign pushed back on these claims by pointing out that their verification methods in place would not allow for this to happen.
A massive turnout of online viewers helped back the campaign’s case as over 4 million viewers “across all of the campaign’s digital media channels” signaled that the Trump train is alive and well.