Trump Decided To Hold Campaign Rallies By Phone Because Of The Pandemic
US President Donald Trump announced that because of the coronavirus pandemic, he would hold telephone campaign rallies instead of traditional ones, CNN reports.
On Friday, Trump already held one event in a new format, which he called "the first-ever TV rally." For 23 minutes, Trump discussed various topics, including responding to criticism of his likely Democratic opponent in the upcoming election, Joe Biden, about the US administration's response to the pandemic.
During the" TV rally," Trump told supporters that the US is doing very well with the coronavirus, but until a vaccine and drug for COVID-19 are developed, "it will be very difficult to hold mass rallies." He suggested calling the events in the new format "Trump rallies."
CNN notes that this decision followed a trump rally in Tulsa (Oklahoma). Then representatives of the Oklahoma Department of Health said that because of the rally, there was a spike in new cases of COVID-19. Besides, the event was attended by far fewer supporters of the President than expected.