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Trump Rallies for the 2020 presidential elections in the United States: schedule, dates and places

Trump to hold rally in Portsmouth, New Hamsphire as he steps up his bid for the 2020 presidential elections in November despite fears over coronavirus.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to Rep. Jeff Van Drew at a campaign rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, U.S. January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo
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Donald Trump continues to campaign for the 2020 US Presidential elections and plans to hold a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Saturday 11 July. The coronavirus remains a contentious point in the country with several states seeing massive rises in cases but Trump continues to push for open rallies where his voters can see him.

Saturday’s event in New Hampshire will take place at the Portsmouth International Airport at 8 p.m. ET. “There will be ample access to hand sanitizer and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear," the campaign said in a news release.

Trump held an event in Tulsa recently with young TikTok users and K-Pop fans reportedly buying most of the tickets and not showing up.

Trump will continue to campaign

Trump's official website for his re-election camapign has a list of events in the coming weeks. They include the rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on 11 July and a number of other virtual events such as Black Voices for Trump Real Talk Online! on 7 July. Most of the events are virtual with no other in-person rallies planned as of now.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said last week that Trump may more frequently opt to turn to outdoor venues to host his campaign speeches. “We need to understand it’s a new world in terms of there are many people who support the president ... who are not going to another rally,” Conway said. “It’s high risk, low reward for them, because they already support him.”

Not everyone agrees with the rally, however, and the New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley criticised the president and his response to the coronavirus when the rally was announced.

“Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has been chaotic and woefully inadequate, resulting in thousands of Granite Staters contracting the virus and hundreds of lives lost, while causing significant damage to our state’s economy,” Buckley said after the rally was announced. “Instead of helping our state safely recover, Trump is flying in for a political rally that will only further highlight the chaos he has caused.”