Donald Trump plans fresh US Presidential campaign rallies over next two weeks

Donald Trump plans fresh US Presidential campaign rallies over next two weeks

The president took the decision to postpone campaign engagements for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, now Trump plans to hold his first rally since March 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sources close to the president reveal he has been chomping at the bit to interact with large crowds again after a three-month hiatus.

Trump will be keen to speak to as many Americans as he can ahead of the November 3rd U.S presidential election.

The official date for Trump’s first rally after the hiatus is yet to be confirmed.

According to a report in Politico, safety measures for Trump’s supporters still need to be worked out.

Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale is said to be drawing up a list of options for the president to consider in the forthcoming days.

In a statement, Parascale estimated that Trump’s rallies would overshadow those of Democrat Joe Biden.

Mr Biden has also been affected and unable to campaign due to the virus.

Plans for the Republican party’s nominating convention have also been delayed due to the virus.

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The president is also under pressure to manage mass protests in response to the death of African-American George Floyd.

The protests were sparked after a 46-year old black man died on Memorial Day.

A Minneapolis police officer forced his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.

The former police officer who held Floyd to the ground, Derek Chauvin, faces second-and third-degree murder charges.

Whilst the three other former officers who were at the scene at the time of the incident also face charges of abetting and aiding the killing.

Public opinion polls reveal Biden leads Trump in the presidential race.

Published at Tue, 09 Jun 2020 01:34:00 +0000