President Trump told reporters on Wednesday he plans to resume traveling with a flight to Arizona next week and says he hopes to hold “massive” “25,000-person rallies” in the not-so-distant future.
“I think I’m going to Arizona next week, and we look forward to that,” he told reporters during a roundtable with business leaders.
“And I’m going to, I hope, Ohio very soon,” he continued. “And we’re going to start to move around, and hopefully in the not too distant future we’ll have some massive rallies and people will be sitting next to each other.”
“I can’t imagine a rally where you have every fourth seat full, every six seats are empty for every one that you have full, that wouldn’t look too good,” he continued.
“No, I hope that we’re going to be able to do some good old fashioned 25,000-person rallies where everyone’s going wild because they love our country,” the president told reporters.
President Trump just said this at a roundtable event at the White House:
"I'm going to, I hope, Ohio very soon. And we're going to start to move around. And hopefully in the not too distant future, we'll have some massive rallies and people will be sitting next to each other." pic.twitter.com/PvFi3Bix1N
— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) April 29, 2020
Trump has claimed at recent press briefings that he’s been cooped up in the White House for “months,” though he held a campaign rally on March 2 and spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida over the weekend of March 6.
He also traveled to Virginia in late March to bid farewell to a Naval hospital ship that was headed to New York but has otherwise been homebound.