- Trump aides have four options for June rallies and will choose two in coming days
- It will be followed by an event on or around July 3
- With multiple crises engulfing President Biden, Trump team believes time to right to return to campaigning
- Events are most likely to be held at airports, repeating the outdoor rallies developed last year
- Former president relocated from Mar-a-Lago, Florida, to his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey at the start of the week
President Trump will hold two rallies in June as he looks to capitalize on a series of crises engulfing President Joe Biden and lay down a marker for 2024, according to an adviser familiar with planning.
Those will be followed by a third event around July 3 and are expected to take the form of the airport rallies that dominated the closing months of last year’s election campaign.
His team is in the process of selecting two venues from four possibles.
“The president is anxious to get back out on the trail and we are getting a lot of offers and invitations from both candidates and political causes in different areas,” said the adviser.
The rallies will be his first since he addressed supporters on Jan. 6 before a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol.
Trump relocated his base of operations this week, leaving Mar-a-Lago in Florida on Sunday to spend the summer at Bedminster, his New Jersey golf club.
He has already been spotted in New York at Trump Tower.
And high-profile rallies have begun lining up events in New Jersey. Later this month, Make America Great Again Action, a super PAC left by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, will fundraiser at Trump’s golf club.
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At the same time, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions on crowds and Biden’s struggles at the border, with fuel lines and a spiraling Middle East confrontation meant the time was right to restart rallies, added the adviser.
Factors under consideration are whether to appear at events with candidates that he has already endorsed or whether to travel to locations that reflect a specific campaign topic.
Trump has also teased the idea of visiting the border highlight an unfolding crisis and has frequently hinted at a 2024 run.
His aides say a decision is unlikely until after next year’s midterms.
But his return to campaigning will be seen as a dry run for how he can build a platform in opposition to Biden and trumpet his achievements.
The RNC is teasing the idea of Trump rallies in emails to supporters, asking them to pitch ideas for where they should be held