The message that emerged from the meeting was simple — Trump needed to get back on the road and show voters the country is ready to reopen. The campaign settled on pushing a clear message of America’s comeback and distilled the idea into three words: “Renewing. Restoring. Rebuilding.” That means leaning hard into Trump’s economic track record, which polling shows remains his biggest strength among voters. The campaign will also take every opportunity to define Biden as weak, ineffectual and hiding in his basement…

For the true believers among Trump’s team of advisers, Tulsa is seen as a cure-all for the campaign’s current woes, a chance for the President to model a return to normalcy and reposition himself as the once and future savior of the US economy.

“The rally is a great signal to the rest of the country that it’s time to get things moving again,” said Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s campaign communications director. “Americans will now see the contrast between the President’s record of accomplishment versus the history of failure Biden brings to the table.”…

“I guarantee you after Saturday, if everything goes well, he’s going to be in a much better mood,” a Trump political adviser said. “He believes that he needs to be out there fighting and he feeds off the energy of the crowds.”