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A View From Inside A Donald Trump Rally

March 12, 2016

This is one of those reads from an average American than makes it well worth your time to read.

But I’m just reporting the facts. And that was all he said on policy. Completely void of content or substance. Just statements that would get the crowd cheering.

There were a few speakers before Trump came out and they were not well organized at all. They were comical. One man, a veteran, said that he had shed blood on 7 continents. And unless I missed the great Antarctica War, I highly doubt that’s true.

Now, let’s talk about the protesters. There were many. I think throughout the hour long rally, there were roughly 15-20 groups of protesters. Some of them were individuals and some were in groups. They popped up throughout the rally here and there. And some of them were yelling and causing a raucous but some of them were just standing there with their anti-Trump shirts or their pro-whoever else shirts. They were all removed. Peaceful or violent.
 
One man had a shirt that said “Love is the answer,” and he was thrown out. Trump’s comment on this man was, “And love is very important but I mean, who’s making love to that guy?” And my stomach churned. A few minutes later, a woman stood up not far from where the other man was and starting protesting. She was removed. Trump’s comment was, “She was with the other guy. They’re actually a couple. A *clears throat* beautiful *gagging noises* couple.” And the crowd laughed and cheered. It was horrifying.
But out of everything I saw, the crowd was the worst part. I have never seen more hateful people in my life. Everyone was just filled with so much hatred. If a protester had a sign, even the peaceful ones, they would take the sign from them, rip it up, and throw it back at the protesters. Whenever a protester would get removed, the crowd would yell horrible things. Once, after a protester was removed, Trump said, “Where are these people coming from? Who are they?” A lady, sitting not 5 feet from me, said, “Well hopefully when you’re president, you’ll get rid of em all!” Get rid of them? Get rid of anyone who opposes Trump? It was sickening. I felt truly nauseous. And these people loved the protesters. They loved the drama and the chaos. And Trump fed upon it. It was easily one of the strangest and uncomfortable things I’ve ever witnessed. I could just hear the horrible things being spoken around me and it made my skin crawl.
Needless to say, there was very little laughter on my part. I thought this was going to be joke…and it was, but for a very different reason.
 
I implore you, if you’re thinking about voting for Trump, reconsider. You are only promoting chaos and hatred. I witnessed it firsthand. And trust me, this is not something you want to see in person. This is not what you want to happen to our country.”
3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2016 6:15 PM

    The Tea Party and the birthers should have been shut down by the GOP and Trump called out and publically destroyed when they had the chance to do so.

  2. March 12, 2016 6:13 PM

    There is also the link that I have argued exists between those who created, ginned up and encouraged the Tea Party in the first Obama term and those in the GOP who now moan that the party is broken. One reaps the seeds they sowed.

  3. March 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    Looking at the DailyKos website, I saw a link directed at “Trump Supporters Who Are NOT Bigots.” How sad that the statement appears to be an oxymoron. I’ve been criticized (from a different posting but one that MAY have been related to THIS subject) that I should NOT assume all Republicans are “Teapublicans”. It’s difficult to come to any other conclusion — just as it is difficult to believe that non-bigots actually support Mr. Trump. An admittedly old-time saying seems to apply: If you talk like a duck and squawk like a duck and smell like a duck and act like a duck, you ARE a duck. Anyone with even a casual familiarity with history seems to be drawing connections between Trump and Hitler.

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