CNN points out that the Trump campaign is funding and controlling these rallies because that makes them private events. It means they can control attendance and keep protesters out. They can also build their databases and sell merchandise to stuff the coffers. If the events were funded by the White House — which is customary — they would be public events and the rules would be very different.

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