Trump team considering drive-in MAGA rallies due to coronavirus

click to enlarge 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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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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