Where Will Donald Trump Be Holding Rallies?

President-Elect Donald Trump will hold a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday to celebrate his victory.

Bloomberg Politics is reporting today that Trump’s “Thank You Tour” will officially start on December 1st with a rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This is the kickoff to a tour that will take Trump to various swing states that helped him win the election on November 8th.

A full schedule has not yet been released, but Trump’s second stop is expected to be in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump transition officials told Bloomberg that other stops will be announced once the venues are booked.

 Trump repeatedly hinted during the campaign that he might continue to hold rallies even after he won the presidential election. These rallies were the source of much of Trump’s energy while running for president, and they were where he was able to fine-tune many of his ideas and slogans like “lock her up” and “drain the swamp.” These events typically drew crowds of between 5,000 and 10,000 people.

Although we don’t know where else Trump might speak beyond Cincinnati and Des Moines, considering that he wants to visit states that helped him win the election, it’s very likely there will be stops in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states which were crucial in his victory over Hillary Clinton.

Other states that Trump frequently visited during the campaign and which he will likely return to on this tour include North Carolina, Arizona and Florida, the latter of which was particularly important on November 8th. Depending on how many rallies will be scheduled, he could also head up to Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, which awarded him one elector on Election Day and where Trump visited several times during the campaign.

A frequent campaign stop for Trump was New Hampshire, but he ended up losing this state on Election Day, and so it will not be a part of his tour.

As was the case during the campaign, Trump’s rallies will be streamed live on YouTube for those not able to attend, and tickets will be available for free on Trump’s website.

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Trump prepares for a Victory Tour

President-elect is set to return to the heart of a state that helped deliver him his victory earlier this month. On Thursday evening, Trump will kick off a “thank you” tour in Ohio, with a massive rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, according to a source familiar with the planning.

Trump has said he wants to get back to the trail and revisit the states he won, on a victory tour where he can re-energize the base of white, working class voters who put him in the White House. It’s also where Trump still feels most comfortable.

Privately, insiders said, Trump is still in postmortem mode, rehashing with friends his unexpected victory, even as his day to day is consumed with looking forward. He’s not alone: His top advisers still flash iPhone videos from their biggest rallies, with “everyone was wrong but us” pride.

But the victory tour comes as Trump has yet to settle on some main Cabinet positions, most glaringly, secretary of state, which has become a proxy war for the rival factions of his incoming administration.

And it offers Trump, a master of reading a crowd, who has revealed a more moderated version of himself in meetings with the New York Times and with President Barack Obama, the dangerous possibility of returning to some of his most divisive and fiery rhetoric on the trail, with his base.

The Trump transition team has yet to provide details on the full scope of Trump’s post-election tour, but George Gigicos, the director the campaign’s advance team, told reporters on Nov. 17 that the president-elect would be traveling “obviously to the states that we won and the swing states we flipped over.”

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