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After recount victory, Trump goes back on the road for 'Thank You' tour
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After recount victory, Trump goes back on the road for 'Thank You' tour

After recount victory, Trump goes back on the road for 'Thank You' tour
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After recount victory, Trump goes back on the road for 'Thank You' tour

With his supporters celebrating a recount that confirmed his victory, President-Elect Donald Trump goes back out on the road this evening in Wisconsin, kicking off a series of campaign-style rallies in four states over the next five days, as he continues his post-election "Thank You Tour."

Scheduled to be on hand with Trump outside Milwaukee this evening will be House Speaker Paul Ryan - it was not so long ago that the Speaker disinvited Trump from a joint election event in his home state because of controversy over Trump's own words about women - but Trump overcame that to become the first GOP candidate to win Wisconsin since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Also on the Trump schedule this week, stops in Pennsylvania, Florida and Alabama.

The President-Elect has clearly enjoyed his recent travels, which have resembled his 2016 campaign rallies, as he alternately plugs his plans for a Trump Administration and takes a few shots at opponents along the way.

The underlying message is a very familiar one:

"We will make America great again," Trump said to loud cheers last week in Iowa.

While some have rolled their eyes at the Trump post-election rallies, other say that the President-Elect should continue doing them after he is sworn into office.

"I hope he does rallies for his whole presidency," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who argued in a speech Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation that it will keep Trump connected to the voters.

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"He draws the strength of reminding himself, he is the tribune of the American people, not of Washington," Gingrich said.

"And it's very important for him to see 10-15-20,000 people, and be reminded that he speaks for them."

With four of those rallies this week, it's obvious that Mr. Trump feels very much at home - when he's on the road.

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