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Trump’s rallies give a boost to president and his supporters

NASHVILLE — President Trump is returning to the road, rallying supporters to recapture the enthusiasm of his campaign and reassuring them about his tumultuous early days in the White House. “It’s good for all of us to get out of the bubble and remind ourselves it’s a huge country out there, and it’s filled with people who support the president and are rooting for his success,” said Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump aide. Conway said the rally stage has “always been a natural habitat” for Trump, giving him a platform to take his case directly to his people. The distraction is especially important for a president whose anger can lead to tweets — and self-inflicted political wounds. “If your candidate — and now your president — has the ability, and his supporters have the desire and the drive to see him in the way that you can stage events like this, why would you stop?” he asked. [...] White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the rallies are planned, coordinated and executed by the campaign, not the White House, and declined to comment further.

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