Time for Trump to hit the campaign trail

Why not start holding rallies again? It’s not unusual for presidents to take to the campaign trail to promote their initiatives. All presidents have done it, from their post-State-of-the-Union tours to campaigning for specific initiatives, like Obamacare (successfully for President Obama) and Social Security reform (unsuccessfully for President Bush). So hitting the trail would be nothing unusual for Trump.

A leader explains what he is doing, and then explains again, and then explains again. Campaigning for his initiatives would give Trump the vehicle to explain an impressive set of actions.

Trump’s immigration enforcement order, for example, is a remarkable change in direction for the nation’s border and interior enforcement. The ending of so-called “catch-and-release” policies, the speeding up of deportations of criminal illegal immigrants, the crackdown on sanctuary cities — all of that could play well in parts of the country that voted heavily for Trump. Why not arrange a presidential visit or two?

Likewise, Trump’s orders on regulations, federal hiring, and Dodd-Frank represent a package of actions Trump could tout as not only easing the burden of government on businesses but helping to create the jobs Trump promised in the campaign. Why not have the president tout them in those Rust Belt states that put him over the top last November?