Trump To Kick Off Victory/’Thank You’ Tour In Ohio On Thursday

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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The President-elect will kick off what his aides have billed as a “thank you tour” at a Thursday rally in Cincinnati, according to a Bloomberg report.

Donald Trump plans to visit key swing states and historically blue states that went red on November 8 to host the same sort of large, clamorous arena rallies that were a hallmark of his campaign.

The first event, at Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena, was actually a previous venue for a Trump rally, according to Bloomberg. Other stops have not yet been announced.

The tour is a highly unusual move for an incoming president, and comes as Trump is still filling key cabinet and administration posts.

While George Gigicos, director of Trump’s advance team, told reporters on November 17 that the arena rallies represent a “victory tour,” his campaign immediately backed away from such language.

Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway referred to it as a “thank you tour,” and Gigicos later in the same press scrum corrected a reporter who referred to it as a “victory” lap.

Gigicos said that the tour will involve visits to “the states that we won and the swing states we flipped over.” Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida were all won twice by President Barack Obama before swinging to Trump this year.

Trump has broken with precedent by declining to hold a press conference in the days after his election. Though he has taken questions from individual reporters and smaller groups since, his last official press conference was on July 27.

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  1. And Trump tchotchkes will sell like hotcakes.

  2. The person holding the “P” in this picture will not be invited to any more rallies.

  3. Trump misses his rallies-governing bores the shit out of him. He loves hearing the rubes cheer when he says his stupid slogans. This is what we will be getting a steady diet of instead of actual press conferences - rallies and tweets.

    God save us.

  4. Tasteless fuck. Plus, when the massive protests start fucking up his self-congratulatory ego masturbation, well, I think we might just get our first taste of just how police state he thinks he can go.

  5. Avatar for edhedh edhedh says:

    ain’t those sycophants fun? governing is like …WORK!

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