Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway joked that a Trump rally with social distancing in place and only 2 out of every 10 seats filled “would look more like a Biden rally or a Clinton rally.”
Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, Conway, a senior counselor to the president who managed his 2016 campaign, said she hoped Trump’s campaign rallies would return, but seeing an appropriately distanced crowd “would be odd.”
The coronavirus put a stop to Trump’s rallies in March, but she is hopeful these could resume with some adjustments.
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests people maintain a distance of 6 feet, or about two arm’s lengths, between one another. They also recommend avoiding mass gatherings or crowded spaces.
“There will be a campaign,” Conway said, adding that she thought former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running against Trump, has benefited under the circumstances.
“We get a total of less than an hour of Joe Biden a week. That’s great for Joe Biden. But there will be a campaign, there will be debates, hopefully many of them, more of them than usual, because we haven’t had a normal election season so far,” she said.
Biden has remained largely out of sight during the pandemic, joining occasional Zoom video conferences from his basement, often marred by glitches and other interruptions.
Conway added, “This election is not a referendum only. It’s a choice. … And we deserve that in democracy.”
Author: Katherine Doyle
Source: Washington Examiner: Kellyanne Conway: A Trump rally with attendees spaced apart ‘would look more like a Biden rally’