We are going to be witnessing more and more Trump rallies in the next few months, I predict. Fox News broadcasts them in their entirety, so whatever it is Trump is doing when he holds these events is spreading even further throughout the country. Because of the actions of certain media outlets, Trump is again getting free advertising and unsettling amplification.
Whatever the reason is that Trump wants to hold these rallies (re-election? diversion? Ego boost?) — what does it mean to go to them? These basically unscripted mass assemblies are something that I’ve never seen in my lifetime, and are unique to his presidency. My cartoon below points to one idea; these gatherings also may be about a certain form of entertainment, reality tv-style.
Regardless, we need to pay attention.