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Should a sitting president hold campaign rallies after the election?

President Donald Trump's rallies have become a major part of his presidency. While all presidents hold rallies from time to time—typically in support of a piece of legislation—Trump has held far more than the norm. Many people have criticized the president for having no agenda for the rallies other than to support his own ego. Not just that, many cities are stuck with huge security bills from Trump's rallies. The president claims they are an important way to reach the people. What do you think?

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Trump has touted the rallies as an indicator of the strength of the social movement he's leading. 

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Many of the rallies were ostensibly campaign stops for local politicians. After the midterms, Trump credited himself and his rallies with GOP victories. 

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Trump even has a tab on his website dedicated to rallies.

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Many people believe the rallies are much less for the general public and are far more about stoking the president's delicate ego. Jack Moore at GQ posited the president is simply addicted to rallies. 

He's doing a terrible job running the country. His approval ratings can charitably be described as the numerical equivalent of Rodney Dangerfield pulling at his collar. He loves cable news, and every non-Fox channel he turns to is focused on the investigation into his campaign's potential collusion with Russia and his attempt to obstruct justice. He's well on his way to walking around the White House in the middle of the night screaming at the people in the paintings. So what does he do? He holds campaign rallies despite the fact that there's nothing to run for right now. He just wants to get in front of a crowd of people who still like him. This is post-murder, pre-Vegas OJ Simpson partying in seedy parts of Miami. It's sad.
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Moore isn't the only person who believes Trump's rallies are much more self-serving than he acts. Jeremy C. Young at the Washington Post writes: 

His emotional campaigning serves solely as a tool for self-aggrandizement, rather than fulfilling its historic function of channeling voter enthusiasm toward a particular legislative program. His rallies, which are notably about him and not about policies, raise deep concerns about a president who uses emotional politics to build a cult of personality rather than to pass laws.
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Not only are the rallies shallow affairs, they end up costing local governments tens of thousands of dollars. According to Pacific Standard, Trump's camp frequently claims they will reimburse cities without ever following through. 

Tucson, Arizona, racked up over $80,000 (double what the Sanders rally had cost the previous day); Spokane, Washington: around $65,000; and Eau Claire, Wisconsin: $47,000. And these are just some of the cities that have complained about being left with the bill for a Trump rally. It's not always clear who foots the bill when presidents or presidential hopefuls come to town, but in the case of Tucson, the Trump campaign manager had signed a prior agreement to cover the costs of security. Still, no dice.
"You are responsible for these payments," Tucson City Attorney Mike Rankin wrote to the Trump campaign in a letter obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.
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Should a sitting president hold campaign rallies after the election?
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