Can you feel the rumbling of excitement building on the horizon?
You should, because Donald Trump is finally making his triumphant return to US politics! Don’t get me wrong, I have no affection for the man as a celebrity, business owner, or President, but for a content creator, 45 is the greatest of all time!
Nobody has generated more writing material or driven more attention to political betting than Trump. And now, the former President told One America News Network that he’s taking his show back out on the road.
In June, Trump will kick off a series of MAGA rallies on electoral battlefields to energize the Republican base ahead of the 2022 midterms.
While unseating “RINOs” and winning GOP control of Congress are his primary goals, the 45th President of the United States will also gauge attendance, crowd response, and the electoral success of his endorsees to determine if the 74-year-old has a 2024 presidential run in him.
If Trump has any “ring rust” from his time down at Mar-a-Lago, he’ll have a chance to shake it off this Saturday. The GOP kingmaker will embark on the next, more public phase of his post-presidency, delivering the marquee speech at the North Carolina Republican Party’s state convention.
It will be Donald Trump’s first major rally since the January 6 “Stop the Steal” event escalated into Capitol riots, besides a farewell address at the Joint Base Andrews hangar on January 20, on his way home to West Palm Beach.
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State to Host Next Trump Rally
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The first Donald Trump rally prop we’re looking at concerns the first event. More specifically, the state to host his next gathering.
The former President recently revealed plans to hold campaign-style rallies in four battleground states. Dates and locations have yet to be finalized, but The Floridian reports that Trump’s team is in the process of booking venues for the first two occurrences, both of which are expected to take place in June.
“Relatively soon, we’ll be doing one in Florida, we’re gonna do one in Ohio, we’re gonna do one in Georgia, we’re gonna do one in North Carolina,” Trump told OAN. “We’ll be announcing them very soon over the next week or two, and I think we’ll probably start in Florida and Ohio, and we’ll be announcing the rallies very shortly.”
As expected, the four locations Trump mentioned to One America News are also the betting favorites:
- Florida –150
- North Carolina +275
- Ohio +500
- Georgia +700
Fortunately, Donald made bettors’ lives easier by giving away the first two states: “I think we’ll probably start in Florida and Ohio.” It’s an eye-opening revelation, considering the betting odds.
- BetOnline.ag’s oddsmakers think that North Carolina has the second-best chance of hosting the first rally.
- On the other hand, Ohio, which is obviously a top-two priority for Team Trump, is listed at a profitable +500.
Sure, Florida is the likeliest location to open the MAGA rally summer tour, but at 5-to-1 odds, the former President’s quote makes Ohio an extremely appealing bet.
It would be perfectly reasonable for Trump and Co. to start on the road, then come back to Florida for the second event. That way, he’s already home once the final June rally is over.
Maybe 45 needs to feed off the energy of being on the road, back on the campaign trail, to recapture the magic that made his rallies such a potent political force in the first place.
One recent story seems to imply he’s excited to get back out there.
Trump Force One
In May, The Floridian published an article titled, Trump Prepping his Iconic Boeing 757 for Upcoming Rallies. The piece is about the former President’s black Boeing 757, also known as Trump Force One, being put back into service after four years of sitting in storage.
Trump says the jet will be “fully restored and updated” and ready to use on his upcoming rally tour. “It (Trump Force 1) was effectively kept in storage in Upstate New York in that I was not allowed to use it during my presidency,” Donald Trump told The Floridian.
“It is now being fully restored and updated and will be put back into service sometime prior to the end of the year. It will soon be brought to a Louisiana service facility for the completion of work, inspection and updating of Rolls-Royce engines, and a brand-new paint job. When completed, it will be better than ever, and again used at upcoming rallies!”
He sounds pretty excited about having his iconic private jet back in commission. Almost as excited as he seems to be getting back in front of his adoring masses of Trump Republicans.
Which is another reason I believe Team Trump may start their summer rally series on the road. Rather than driving from Mar-a-Lago to the venue in Florida, maybe he prefers the whole process of flying and preparing himself mentally en route to the stadium.
Am I reaching here? Probably…
But Donald Trump himself said that he expects Florida or Ohio to be the first two stops in June.
Trump Boat Parades in Florida
As I said previously, Florida is the obvious choice to host the next Trump rally and deservedly a –150 favorite.
Not only is it where the former President lives, but it’s also Gov. Ron DeSantis’s state (rumored to be DT’s first choice for Vice President if he decides to run in 2024), and where Trump and his “America First” platform are immensely popular.
It’d also expect Florida to be the most convenient starting spot. Opening with the event that requires the least amount of travel/effort should give President Trump’s organization more time to work out the details for later rallies on the road.
Beyond the logistics, the 45th President – who won Florida in 2016 and 2020 – may want to kick off his return to rallies where he can count on high enthusiasm. If you have any questions about Donald Trump’s support in Florida, look no further than this Memorial Day’s festivities.
Fans of former President Donald Trump turned out in droves Monday in Jupiter, Fla., to mark the Memorial Day holiday.
Trump Boat Parades are back. MAGA Memorial Day parade kicking off in Jupiter, Florida. pic.twitter.com/66DxUmLsR9
— Reportajes El Molinon Photo Agency (@RMolinon) May 31, 2021
As we’ve seen numerous times over the past five years, last weekend hordes of the Trump faithful flocked to Juniper, Florida, for a MAGA boat parade. Vessels of all sizes were present, flying “Trump 2024” and American flags, and banners reading:
- “Trump Won,”
- “This Area Is a Liberal-Free Zone,”
- “Team Deplorables: Save America,”
- “Trump Is My President,”
- and a similar MAGA-related catchphrases.
Naturally, Donald Trump was thrilled with this development.
“Wow! I hear they have thousands and thousands of boats parading in Jupiter, despite the fact that they tried to cancel us. Everyone is having an incredible time. On this day. we especially appreciate everyone who served and fought for our great country. I love you all!” he wrote in a press release.
Trump is an expert salesman. He knows the value of opening with a bang, especially when the mainstream media will be looking for evidence of the former President’s influence amongst Republicans is waning – unless they ignore the rallies entirely.
Over/Under: Number of Trump Rallies Between June – August
The second Donald Trump prop is an over-under bet on the number of rallies he’ll hold between June and August. The line is set at 4.5 rallies, with the under favored at –200.
- Number of Trump RalliesOdds
- Four or Less-200
- More than Four+150
We already know that Trump’s staff plans to hold rallies in Florida and Ohio in June, leaving North Carolina and Georgia for the following month. A source close to the former President told The NY Post that the third event will be scheduled for the July 4 holiday.
I’ve discovered two excerpts from news articles that are promising for the over at +150.
Remember, one of Trump’s top priorities is continuing to rebuild the Republican Party in his image. That means helping like-minded conservatives unseat rivals in the GOP primaries. And he cares less about a candidate’s policies than punishing anyone who blamed the former President for the January 6 riots or voted to impeach him.
An NBC News piece named some of the Republicans Donald Trump will be targeting:
While his schedule isn’t set yet, according to Trump’s camp, his coming stops are likely to include efforts to help Ohio congressional candidate Max Miller, a former White House aide looking to win a primary against Rep. Anthony Gonzales, who voted to impeach Trump this year; Jody Hice, who is trying to unseat fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger as Georgia secretary of state after Raffensperger defied Trump and validated the state’s electoral votes; and Alabama Senate candidate Mo Brooks, according to Trump’s camp.
Rep. Mo Brooks is a Trump Republican from Alabama running for Richard Shelby’s vacated Senate seat. If Trump’s camp plans on throwing their support behind Brooks, they’ll need to campaign in Alabama. Could that be the fifth state to host a MAGA rally?
Alaska is another possibility for July or August.
He’s already vowed to travel to Alaska to campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is up for re-election in 2022. “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator,” he wrote last month.
Murkowski was one of the seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, which was conducted after the former President left office.
So, that’s two more states after Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Georgia that require Donald Trump’s attention this summer if he means to get his allies elected and unseat “disloyal” Republicans.
Then there’s the remaining House Republicans (not already included in the sections above) that Trump vowed to campaign against for voting in favor of his second impeachment:
Liz Cheney in Wyoming, Jaime Herrera Beutler in Washington, John Katko in New York, Adam Kinzinger in Illinois, Fred Upton in Michigan, Dan Newhouse in Washington, Peter Meijer in Michigan, Tom Rice in South Carolina, and David Valadao in California,
For Donald Trump to have the impact on the 2022 midterms to which he aspires, he’ll be living in Trump Force One, traveling from rally to rally to denounce his opponents.