Amid Trump’s virus bat­tle, his team launches ‘Op­er­a­tion MAGA’


WASHINGTON: With US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in the hos­pi­tal, his cam­paign has launched ‘Op­er­a­tion MAGA’, which it de­scribes as “a full mar­shalling of top-level sur­ro­gates, cam­paign coali­tions and Trump sup­port­ers” to rally be­hind the Pres­i­dent un­til he can re­turn to the trail.

‘Op­er­a­tion MAGA’, which is the acro­nym for ‘Make Amer­ica Great Again’, will see Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence and mem­bers of the First Fam­ily mak­ing in-per­son cam­paign ap­pear­ances in key bat­tle­ground states.

Pres­i­dent Trump is cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment for coro­n­avirus at Wal­ter Reed Med­i­cal Cen­tre in Bethesda. Trump, 74, and First Lady Me­la­nia Trump, 50, tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19 on Fri­day, a de­vel­op­ment that up­ended the Repub­li­can leader’s elec­tion cam­paign just weeks be­fore the Pres­i­den­tial polls on Novem­ber 3.

“Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence, the First Fam­ily, our coali­tions and our grass­roots sup­port­ers will be out in full force to show the real en­thu­si­asm be­hind the pres­i­dent’s re-elec­tion and to show we’re work­ing as hard as he al­ways does,” Trump 2020 cam­paign man­ager Bill Stepien, who also tested pos­i­tive for the virus on Fri­day, said in the press re­lease on Satur­day.

Op­er­a­tion MAGA is a full mar­shalling of top-level sur­ro­gates, cam­paign coali­tions and Trump sup­port­ers to rally be­hind the pres­i­dent and carry the cam­paign for­ward un­til he re­turns to the trail,” he said, an­nounc­ing the launch of the ini­tia­tive.

Pres­i­dent Trump works in the Pres­i­den­tial suite at the Wal­ter Reed Na­tional Mil­i­tary Med­i­cal Cen­tre

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