President Trump Wants To Hold Constant Rallies
President Donald Trump plans to hold rallies every two weeks of his presidency, something that political science experts say would be largely unprecedented.
“Great crowd, great people, great spirit. We’re going to do these rallies every two weeks,” Trump told a reporter Wednesday night after a rally in Nashville, Tenn. The president already has a rally scheduled for Monday in Louisville, Ky.
Trump’s rally Wednesday was his second since taking office, and was supposed to focus primarily on the White House-backed health care bill that is currently stalled in the House. Trump, however, did not speak only on the health care bill and spent time attacking the Hawaiian federal judge who blocked his executive order on refugees for “judicial overreach.” He also at one point attacked Hillary Clinton and the crowd chanted “lock her up.”
Eric Ostermeier, who authors University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics blog, told The Daily Caller it is “unusual for Donald Trump to be holding this many rallies this early in his presidency, particularly outside of the campaign cycle.”