Trump to forgo presidential duties and hold two rallies a day leading up to election day: report
Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

President Donald Trump will forgo some of his presidential duties and begin holding two rallies a day to bolster Republicans' chances of keeping control of Congress.


CBS correspondent Major Garrett reported on Tuesday that a caravan of migrants heading to the U.S. border was actually hurting Republicans in states like California.

"In House races and maybe in the most important place for House races, California, it works against the president and Republican interests," Garrett explained on CBS This Morning. "You can't think of this issue as all or nothing. It is a base mobilizer in certain places, it may hurt [Republicans] in other places."

According to Garrett, the upcoming election resembled a national election more than a midterm election in terms of voter participation because Trump has made it about himself.

"We've never seen that before," he said. "Usually, if it's a midterm, one party is up, the other party is depressed."

Garrett reported that Trump will begin doing two rallies a day to keep the attention on himself in hopes of nationalizing the election.

"He will do two a day in the six days up to the election," Garrett explained. "That's intense personalization of national politics Trump's way."

"He wants to make it [a referendum on Trump]," the CBS correspondent added. "His supporters look at that and say, 'He's out there strong and bold, we need to be out there for him.'"

Watch the video below from CBS.