Trump team considering drive-in MAGA rallies due to coronavirus

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Could President Trump soon bring his infamous rallies to a drive-in theater near you? - AUSTIN EVANS EIGHMEY
  • Austin Evans Eighmey
  • Could President Trump soon bring his infamous rallies to a drive-in theater near you?

The coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on almost every aspect of life in the United States — including political rallies. But President Donald Trump's team has reportedly been at work considering possible workarounds. One idea floated involves holding rallies at drive-in theaters around the country.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump's team plans to pitch the idea to the president as early as next week.



"President Trump is a great campaigner," Ed Brookover, a 2016 Trump advisor, told the outlet. "Finding new ways for him to connect directly with voters will be very beneficial to his campaign. Selecting drive-in theaters as a rally location makes perfect sense."

An old-timey drive-in theater would certainly match with Trump's "Make America Great Again" nostalgia. However, there are a number of issues with the plan, including the logistics of safely maintaining social distancing. Plus, there's the fact that drive-in theaters just can't hold as many people as the sports arenas Trump is used to filling. Dearborn's 70-year-old Ford-Wyoming Drive-in has a 1,700-car capacity and five screens.



The proposal follows recent drive-in concerts, like the one recently announced by improvisational electronic music artist Marc Rebillet, believed to be the first such tour in the U.S.

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