A conservative political scientist and election analyst believes President Donald Trump must get back to holding his signature campaign rallies as he fights this fall for a second term in the White House.
Last week, Trump toured a Ford plant in Michigan while the governor, Democrat Gretchen Witmer, continued to put a hammerlock on the citizens of the state, many of whom have been protesting for the state to be reopened. And though for right now his signature campaign rallies are on hold, the president has pledged to resume those massive events soon, without social distancing.
"I hope we're going to be able to do some good old-fashioned 25,000-person rallies where everyone is going wild because they love our country," the president stated.
Dr. Charles Dunn is professor emeritus of government at Clemson University. He contends Trump has to do what he did before the coronavirus when he was having huge rallies across the country.
"Now not everybody likes him, but look at those rallies, turning out tens of thousands of people," says Dunn. "That's never happened in the history of American politics that a candidate could perform like Trump did. So [if he resumes the rallies] he will be able to prime the pump like he was doing before the virus, turning out big crowds."
The conservative pundit adds that the quality of the competition also plays in Trump's favor.
"The weakness of the Democratic Party and the weakness of the apparent Democratic candidate for president, namely Biden, will make it all be easier for [Republicans]," Dunn offers. "What do they see with Biden? He's hiding out in his basement. Every time he goes on television, he makes big gaffs."
Dunn maintains that the American people like candidates who come to them and offer a platform and policies that are appealing, imaginative, and creative – and that, he says, is not Joe Biden, who, in fact, has promised to "reverse" Trump's policies regarding Israel.
Reversals would destroy relations with Israel
During a recent Zoom teleconference, Biden told U.S. Jewish donors that he would reverse Trump's Israel policies – politics Biden claimed damaged the chances of a peace agreement with the Palestinians. The former vice president pledged to restore diplomatic ties with the Palestinian Authority and push both sides toward a two-state solution.
While Biden didn't address the possibility of reversing the U.S. embassy move, he did say last month he would not seek to return the embassy in Jerusalem to its status as a consulate. Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, isn't surprised that Biden has promised policy reversals.
"If they win, they're going to reverse President Trump's outstanding policies of the last three and a half years – policies that can be equaled by no other president in U.S. history since 1948," she tells OneNewsNow. "That's all going to go away if we get anybody from the current crop of radicals. I would think the Democrat Party ought to be ashamed."
Markell also suggests that U.S.-Israel relations would go down the drain if the Democrats win in November. It would be "a catastrophe" for both countries, she says.
Editor's note: Image above is from a Trump rally in Colorado in February.