Trump will spend 40 days campaigning for midterms


President Trump intends to spend at least 40 days on the campaign trail after Labor Day to maintain the GOP majorities in Congress.“The president wants to win,” said a person familiar with Trump’s travel schedule.

The campaigner-in-chief will hold rallies and fundraisers throughout the country for Senate, House and gubernatorial candidates, sources Tuesday told reporters on background.Traditionally, the president’s party loses seats in the midterm elections.

But Trump believes by stepping up his rally schedule, he can “defy the odds,” one official said.In the next six weeks, Trump is planning at least eight rallies and 16 fundraisers around the country.

Stops in September are expected to include North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Trump’s 40-day campaign swing would exceed the amount of time spent on the trail by both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.