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Trump pushing for many events a day in election home stretch

Washington: President Donald Trump, who was away from the campaign trail for over a week because of his coronavirus infection, has been pushing his reelection campaign to schedule more in-person rallies and other events in the final weeks before the Nov. 3 election.

The president Monday morning was “getting on my case for not having enough rallies and public events scheduled,” senior advisor Jason Miller told reporters in an on-the-record campaign call. “So he’s ready to go.”

Miller also said that in the “home stretch” of the campaign against Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Trump is expected to be out on the campaign trail “at least in the short term, two to three events a day.”

“That will even grow as we get closer to Election Day,” Miller said.

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien assured on the call that “you’re seeing really good really strong advertising that we’re out of the box with this week that has tremendous appeal to seniors.”

“Whatever perceived slippage you’re seeing in your numbers among seniors, I’m absolutely certain that it will be addressed,” Stepien added.

Health experts have warned that the Trump campaign’s signature events, which are marked by large groups of tightly packed supporters without masks cheering the president, could lead to widespread transmission of the coronavirus.

Trump addressed a rally on Monday in Sanford, FL  in which he sought to set at rest doubts about his recovery from the illness. On Tuesday, he held a campaign rally in Johnstown, PA.

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