BACK IN THE SADDLE: Trump returns to Florida for campaign rally, hoping to reignite voters and bypass media
President Trump returns to friendly and familiar ground Saturday with a campaign rally in Florida, after a challenging first several weeks in the White House, largely deprived of the voter enthusiasm that helped propel him to his unexpected November win.
Trump will hold the event inside an airplane hangar in the central Florida city of Melbourne. The Republican president visited Florida nearly two dozen times during the 2016 presidential campaign and won the state after Democratic President Obama was victorious there in 2008 and 2012.
Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump on Saturday wants to “speak directly to people across this county in an unfiltered way, in a way that doesn’t have any bias.”
Big rowdy rallies were the hallmark of Trump’s presidential campaign. He continued to do them, although with smaller crowds, throughout the early part of the transition, during what he called a “thank you” tour.
Since his November win and officially entering the White House in late-January, the president has continued to argue that much of the news media has treated him unfairly, which has slowed progress for his young administration.
Trump has continued to use Twitter to sidestep reporters and communicate directly with Americans. But his use of social media