The President has stated that various states with Democrat Governors have found ways to block campaign rallies. Nevada, Minnesota and Michigan were all states that the President mentioned as examples. States of Emergency and special medical restrictions on the sizes of gatherings are blocking the rallies altogether. Freedom of Assembly is a fundamental part of this country and it’s political processes. Restricting that right, at a time when it’s more critical than ever, puts the country in danger far greater than a virus.
Nevada, Minnesota, and Michigan are all states with Democratic governors. The blocking of campaign rallies in these states appears to be more than a coincidence. It’s more than a statistical anomaly that important swing states would be the ones to block campaign rallies.
The President says he placed a phone call to officials in Michigan and was told he’s not allowed. “I called Michigan. I want to have a big rally in Michigan. Do you know we’re not allowed to have a rally in Michigan?” he said in an interview with Chris Wallace.
“Do you know we’re not allowed to have a rally in Minnesota. Do you know we’re not allowed to have a rally in Nevada? We’re not allowed to have rallies in these Democrat-run states.”
It’s opportune timing to be blocking political rallies. The President’s rallies have been the main driving force of his campaign, circumventing the mainstream-media and demonstrating how large the President’s base is. Meanwhile, Joe Biden announced he will not be hold any rallies this year, claiming it’s because of the virus.
Last month, Michigan Governor Whitmer told reporters she would likely block President Trump’s rallies in the state. She’s been a harsh critic of the President and has used the virus as a method to impose special emergency powers. The state is close to finishing a recall petition that would remove Whitmer from office. She’s also being sued by various groups in the state for her harsh executive orders that banned travel, US flags, garden centers and shut down all kinds of businesses.
The virus has served as a perfect cover for dissenting politicians to obstruct the political process when it threatens them. The Michigan governor publicly attended racial protests in direct violation of her own stay-at-home orders. Her husband was caught calling a marina upstate trying to cut in line, telling the phone operator he was the Governor’s husband. She was later photographed at a restaurant while citizens of the state were self-quarantined.