As the US eases back into a new sense of normalcy, Donald Trump is taking the opportunity to launch new campaign events after being forced to cancel them for months due to the coronavirus crisis.
Trump will attend his first in-person fundraiser since the virus crisis began on Thursday, joining 25 couples at a private Dallas home for a multi-million dollar dinner.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Twenty-five couples, each paying $580,600 for a meal and photo, will have been tested for COVID-19 and screened for elevated temperatures.
Organizers said the site would be professionally sanitized before the event and that the White House Medical Unit and U.S. Secret Service would screen attendees.
Trump’s last campaign event was held on February 28th in Charleston, South Carolina, but his campaign is gearing up to return to a busy campaign schedule within the next two weeks.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel confirmed on Tuesday that Trump anticipates holding “full rallies” with safety precautions in place now that coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings are starting to lift in some states.
Trump’s campaign has relied on the famously massive rallies to energize and connect with his base, and Trump himself has expressed a commitment to re-launch the events as soon as possible.