What the sounds of a Trump rally tell us about his fans
Navigation is not available. The first time President Trump steps onto the platform at a campaign event, he normally takes his time and absorbs as much of the enthusiasm from the audience as he can. He waves, pumps his fist, points out individuals in the audience, and applauds with the rest of his fans. As he takes his place at the podium, he spends the next hour or so speaking directly to the thousands of supporters who had traveled long distances to see him — some of whom had waited for hours in the scorching summer sun or pouring rain — and to the millions more who were watching on television or online around the country and the world.
A “press pen” separate from the stage prevents journalists from shouting questions at the panelists or the panelists themselves.
These rallies, which took place in the run-up to the 2016 election, epitomized Trump’s style to campaigning: they were hurriedly arranged, simple, loud, unexpected, and all-consuming.
Trump used a series of rallies to mark the occasion of his surprising election triumph.
As the midterm elections approach, Trump has utilized the platform of his rallies to assist congressional candidates, frequently calling them onto the stage with him and occasionally even allowing them to speak for a few minutes in front of the audience and the microphone.
This week, he traveled to Duluth, Minnesota, where he was greeted by a boisterous audience who yelled and cheered him on.
Here, we dissect what Trump’s speech, as well as the emotions of his supporters, reveal about him as a candidate.
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When President Donald Trump entered the stage at a big hockey stadium in downtown Duluth, he was greeted with a standing ovation that lasted more than three minutes. More than 8,000 of his followers — as well as a few of demonstrators — had waited in the scorching heat for hours to see him. Almost everyone in the crowd took out their phone or camera to get a glimpse of the president to send to their friends, families, and coworkers when the event ended.
Trump entered to the tune of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA,” as he has done every time since becoming the Republican presidential nominee. The president’s entry was one of the loudest moments of the night, with decibel levels approaching those of a rock concert.
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Early in the morning, the president addressed the media. The media has long been a source of suspicion for many of the president’s fans, who believe that major news organizations do not respect conservative viewpoints. Donald Trump used this sentiment throughout the campaign and has continued to do so in the president, reminding his followers that they cannot trust “fake news” and critical information about his presidency that they might read or hear. Before the rally began, the arena scoreboards displayed pieces in the form of a news program, including the president’s daughter-in-law and a promotion for the president’s Twitter and Facebook profiles, which were billed as “Your source for Real News.” When the president launched an attack on the media during the event, his supporters would often boo and holler at reporters in the stadium.
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Donald Trump bragged about his recent conference with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, which he attended. Numerous Trump supporters say that critics of the president are so consumed by rage over the 2016 election that they are unable to recognize all of the positive things that the president is doing — including the summit — in his administration. Despite the fact that detractors claim that nothing substantive has yet come out of the summit, many supporters consider it to be a watershed moment in history and that North Korea is no longer a danger.
“Thank you!” a few individuals said.
It was Iran’s money all along, and the money Trump mentioned was really $1.7 billion, which was delivered to Iran by the Obama administration. Officials from the United States maintain that the release of four American captives on the same day that the first portion of the overall shipment was delivered was a coincidental event. The whole breakdown may be found here.
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It was Iran’s money all along, and the money Trump mentioned was really $1.7 billion, which was transferred to Iran by the Obama administration. Officials from the United States maintain that the release of four American hostages on the same day that the first portion of the overall shipment was delivered was a coincidental coincidence. See the whole list of citations here.
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Trump not only understands what he has to say in order to elicit cheers from thousands of people, but he also understands what he needs to say in order to elicit boos. A mention of former President Barack Obama, whom Trump said the media was attempting to blame for the economy, did just that, and Trump swiftly followed up with a plea for Republicans to win control of the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections. The Republican candidate running for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District — which encompasses Duluth and the Iron Range and is now represented by a Democrat — was given the microphone during the event, but few of Trump’s followers knew who that person was after the speech.
When the past president is mentioned, the audience boos, and when the midterm elections are mentioned, the audience cheers.
Unlike other politicians, Trump not only understands what he has to say to elicit cheers from thousands of people, but he also understands what he needs to say to elicit boos from the same crowd. After bringing up previous President Barack Obama, whom he said the media was attempting to blame for the economy, Trump soon followed up with a plea for Republicans to win control of the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm election. The Republican candidate running for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District — which encompasses Duluth and the Iron Range and is now represented by a Democrat — was given the microphone during the rally, but few of Trump’s fans knew who that person was following the event.
When the former president is mentioned, the audience boos, and when the midterm elections are mentioned, the throng erupts in applause and applause.
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The most significant event of the day was the announcement by President Donald Trump that he had signed an executive order to end his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when migrant families are apprehended while unlawfully crossing the southern border. Even if a majority of registered voters were opposed to this program, recent surveys found that a majority of Republicans were in favor of it, as well. As an alternative to polling the audience via applause and comparing the response to being “tough” at the border to the reaction to the executive order, Trump condensed the concepts into a single line and invited the audience to collectively applaud for both ideas, or whichever one they preferred.
However, the audience yells again after the president wonders “What the heck is going on?” regarding the attitude he claims Democrats take on the issue.
Some steps to strengthen border security are supported by Democrats, but they do not embrace the entirety of Trump’s immigration program. The whole breakdown may be found here.
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However, while Democrats favor certain steps to improve border security, they do not embrace the entirety of President Trump’s immigration program. See the whole list of citations here.
Trump claimed that construction on the wall had already begun, but the $1.6 billion in funding came with conditions and cannot be used to build a concrete barrier. In Imperial County, Calif., east of San Diego, it is intended for two miles of bollard-style fence to be constructed. The whole breakdown may be found here.
Doughnuts were distributed near the rally site, and hundreds of protestors organized a counter-rally in the same vicinity as before. The president was interrupted by yells of “Trump! Trump! Trump!” from those who walked inside the building to try to interrupt him. When it comes to Trump rallies, confronting protestors has almost become a sport — one that is especially enjoyed by young guys in the audience who are enthusiastic about yelling at lefties. The president frequently participates in the mockery, as he did on Wednesday night, when he referred to protestors as “children” who needed to be escorted home by their mothers and made fun of one of the protesters’ long hair.
During one of Trump’s disparaging remarks about the protester, the protester is booed and cheered alternately — notably when Trump wonders if the protester is a male or a woman at the end of the speech since the protester “needs a haircut.”
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In this instance, Trump was referring to authorizing mining in Minnesota’s remote Superior National Forest, something the Obama administration had attempted to prevent. Most politicians, including Trump, will pepper their speeches with allusions to local sports teams, restaurants, and concerns – and Trump is no exception. As a result of the controversy, the state has been strongly split, with environmentalists pitted against miners who want access to more jobs. Trump was ambiguous in his commitment, stating that he hopes it will happen but that it is possible that it may not.
As the president continues to talk, the audience responds with a rousing applause in support of exploration in the forest.
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Once in a while, President Donald Trump reminds his supporters of the reality-game show statement that helped him become a national name: “You’re fired.” When Trump made this specific reference, it was in the context of his boasting about having restructured the Department of Veterans Affairs and making it easier to hold officials there responsible. The crowd claps in support of VA accountability, yet the crest reads “you’ve been fired.”
Occasionally, Trump will remind his supporters of the reality-game show remark that helped him become a household name: “You’ve been fired.” As part of his boasting about having overhauled the Department of Veterans Affairs and making it easier to hold officials there responsible, Trump made this specific reference. “You’re fired,” the crest proclaims as the audience applauds the VA’s responsibility.
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Trump has been ignored by New York’s affluent class for most of his life, despite the fact that he has amassed millions of money, purchased an opulent Manhattan townhouse, and infiltrated their social circles. Many of his fans, particularly those who have never experienced the value of a college education, share this sentiment. The term “deplorables” was used by Democrat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign to describe some of Trump’s followers – a term that was rapidly adopted by Trump and his supporters.
Trump’s recital of his virtues, as well as his 2016 victory, was well received by the audience.
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Trump has been ignored by New York’s affluent class for most of his life, despite the fact that he has amassed millions of money, purchased a luxurious Manhattan townhouse, and infiltrated their social networks. Many of his fans, particularly those who have never understood the need in obtaining a college degree, share this perspective. The term “deplorables” was used by Democrat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign to refer to certain of Trump’s followers – a term that was rapidly adopted by Trump and his supporters.
Trump: In this footage, however, the most enthusiastic response comes to his mention of “the deplorables,” a term used to describe to people such as this audience that was used by Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In 2017, the gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 2.3 percent. Growth was greater in three of Barack Obama’s four years in office, as well as during a significant portion of the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations.
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The speech in Duluth was shorter than most of Trump’s rallies, and as he came to a conclusion, he paid tribute to the pioneers who had long before arrived in Minnesota and given the state its unique character and culture. Despite the fact that they didn’t have much in the way of luxury, Trump praised them for having “grit and faith and bravery, as well as each other.” “As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, we will never, ever fail,” he said of the pioneers, who he contrasted to Minnesotans who voted for him in 2016 and want to revive industry in their state.
The president departs to the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” as the audience chants, “Make America great again,” with the president joining in.
QAnon: The conspiracy theory explained, after Q posters spotted at Trump’s Florida rally
- The “Q” placards that were shown at President Trump’s event in Florida were not a new motto for the administration, but rather a conspiracy theory that sprang from remarks made on an anonymous message board last year and has since spread. The letter “Q” is a reference to QAnon, a group of people who are attempting to decipher obscure, anonymous statements posted on dark web message boards such as 4chan and 8chan, among other places. It has also been referred to as “The Storm” and has been tied to the conspiracy theory Pizzagate, which is said to have caused a 28-year-old man to open fire inside a D.C. pizza restaurant. People who follow QAnon, according to Joseph Uscinski, a University of Miami professor who has been investigating conspiracy theories for decades, are often “Trump supporters who have a strong conspiracy mentality and are presumably evangelical,” according to USA TODAY. What you need know about QAnon is as follows: What exactly is it? According to The Guardian, a person by the name of “Q” began publishing messages on the dark web in October of 2017. According to reports, Q is a person who works in the United States Department of Energy and has top-secret clearance. QAnon is the name given to the group of people who are attempting to decipher the meaning of Q’s messages. What do you think your followers believe? It’s a difficult question to answer. According to Uscinski, “Q” claims to be aware of a huge child sex trafficking network operating within the government, or “deep state.” This person has also made assertions that Hillary Clinton and John McCain are wearing ankle monitors, and that Clinton and former President Obama are under investigation, according to New York Magazine, which published the accusations. Is there a relationship to celebrities? Roseanne Barr has indicated support for QAnon through tweets, mentioning the “untold narrative” of “pedophile rings” in comments that have since been removed, according to The Washington Post, as well as urging that QAnon contact her directly. Curt Schilling, a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, has showed interest in the hypothesis, posting a YouTube video about it in June. Cheryl Sullenger, an anti-abortion activist, has also posted Q’s words on social media. In a December 2017 episode, conspiracy theorist and radio presenter Alex Jones discussed the Q movement
- However, he has subsequently distanced himself from the movement. “Even Alex Jones is quite doubtful,” Uscinski stated emphatically. “So, it tells you something, doesn’t it?” Thousands of supporters turn out in Florida for a rally. Inside the Expo Hall of the Florida State Fairgrounds on Tuesday night, Q posters and shirts were strewn among the audience, which chanted “fake news” and “build the wall.” While QAnon supporters have been present at public events in the past, this sighting marks a significant step forward in the organization’s acceptance into mainstream society. According to Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan, the event served as the group’s “true coming-out celebration.” More:During a rally in Florida, Trump makes light of the fact that he isn’t acting like a president. More:Trump asserts that Americans are required to show identification while shopping for groceries.
Guatemala’s prez blames Biden for border crisis as protesters tell Kamala Harris ‘Trump won’
Q” banners at President Trump’s event in Florida are not a new campaign slogan for the government, but rather a conspiracy theory that evolved out of remarks on an anonymous message board last year and is being promoted by the White House. Its initials are an allusion to the organization QAnon, which works to decipher obscure, anonymous statements posted on dark web message boards such as 4chan and 8chan. A 28-year-old man opened fire inside a D.C. pizza business after being encouraged to do so by the conspiracy theory Pizzagate.
QAnon is comprised of the following members: It’s a mystery, really.
A top secret clearance is said to be held by Q, who works for the United States Department of Energy.
Followers hold to a particular point of view What to say is a difficult decision.
Senator Barbara Uscinski states that the character “Q” claims to be aware of a vast child sex trafficking network operating within the government or the “deep state.” Another allegation made by this person is that Hillary Clinton and John McCain are wearing ankle monitors, and that Clinton and former President Obama are being investigated, according to New York Magazine.
- “Pedophile rings,” according to The Washington Post, are a “untold narrative” that Roseanne Barr has referenced in since-deleted tweets.
- Curt Schilling, a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, has showed interest in the hypothesis, posting a YouTube video about it in June to demonstrate his enthusiasm.
- A segment of Alex Jones’ radio broadcast from December 2017 highlighted the Q movement, however Jones has subsequently distanced himself from the group.
- In the past, members of the QAnon movement have participated in public events; but, this sighting has brought QAnon into the mainstream.
In addition, according to Trump, citizens of the United States must provide identification while shopping for food;
Trump rally crowd chants ‘send her back’ after president attacks Ilhan Omar
A audience at a Donald Trump event on Wednesday night screamed, “Send her back! “, presumably in response to the president’s prodding. It was said in reference to Ilhan Omar, a US representative who came in the United States about 30 years ago as a child refugee from her home country of Somalia. Trump attacked Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – during a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, in which he was campaigning for the 2020 presidential election.
Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib are all American citizens who were born in the United States.
What did Trump say in his racist ‘go back’ tweets?
Show In a series of tweets on July 14, Trump said, “It is fascinating to see ‘Progressive’ Democratic Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.” Why don’t they return to their own countries and assist in repairing the completely damaged and crime-infested environments from which they came?
Then come back and demonstrate how it’s done for us.
I’m confident that Nancy Pelosi would be delighted to work out complimentary travel arrangements as soon as possible!” Even though the president of the United States did not identify his targets, the assault was aimed at Democratic representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
As a result, Trump has launched a series of further assaults on the congresswoman, accusing her of employing “offensive language, racism, and bigotry.” On the 16th of July, he tweeted that they had been arrested “The Democratic Party gives them a free pass and a warm welcome despite their uttering some of the most horrible, hatred-filled, and repulsive statements ever made by a legislator in either the House or the Senate.
The F-word was screamed incessantly, among other things, by anti-Israel, anti-USA, and pro-terrorist protesters.” As part of his “go home” message, Trump tweeted, “IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!” Trump’s “go home” tweets were prompted by testimony from two Democratic congresswomen who testified before a House committee about inhumane conditions they witnessed while touring migrant detention facilities in Texas.
- The House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning Trump’s statements.
- “Let them go,” Trump remarked in reference to the members of Congress.
- What’s more, you know what?
- He closed with a “leave it” chant from the audience, which joined in.
- The “lock her up” shout was led by Trump’s then campaign adviser Michael Flynn at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2016.
Since the 2016 campaign, at least three former Trump aides have been imprisoned, including Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his former adviser Michael Cohen, and his former adviser George Papadopoulos, while others, including Flynn and Trump’s former adviser Rick Gates, have pleaded guilty to federal felonies in federal court.
Donald Trump refused to use three separate names, saying, “I don’t have time.” “We’re going to call her Cortez.” There is an excessive amount of time. “It takes an excessive amount of time.” a Quick Reference Guide
Who are the four congresswomen known as “The Squad”?
Show Ayanna Pressley is a resident of Massachusetts. While a firebrand, Pressley is also considered to be the most moderate member of “The Squad.” Pressley became the first black congresswoman to represent Massachusetts when she defeated a 20-year incumbent (and fellow progressive) to win a seat in a district that had previously been represented by President John F. Kennedy. Pressley has made the humanitarian situation on the southern border, as well as the severe conditions in which migrants are imprisoned, his primary concerns.
- An oft-repeated phrase is that “the people closest to the suffering should be the ones closest to the power.” It was Pressley who said that they would “not be silenced.” Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota congresswoman.
- She wears a hijab, which has prompted a modification in the regulations regarding headgear in Congress.
- She became a citizen of the United States in 2000, when she was seventeen years old.
- His criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians has been outspoken, with Omar referring to its leadership as a “apartheid Israeli dictatorship”.
- In her family of 14 children, Tlaib is the first to graduate from high school and college.
- She was a member of the Michigan state legislature, where she was well-known for stirring up a storm of controversy.
- “We’re going to go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherfucker,” Tlaib said to a group of progressives shortly after being elected to Congress.
- With her victory over a 10-term Democratic incumbent in New York’s 14th congressional district last November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and the most well-known of the four candidates.
- Her first legislative initiative, the Green New Deal resolution to tackle global warming and poverty, prompted 2020 presidential hopefuls to prioritize the climate catastrophe as one of their top priorities.
- Helmore is a fictional character created by author Edward Helmore in the 1960s.
- New York is the capital of the United States.
In a tweet, former head of the United States Office of Government Ethics under President Barack Obama Walter Shaub said, “The racist crowd chanting’send her back’ tonight is noteworthy.” In the words of pundit David Gergen on CNN, a former member of the Nixon and previous Republican administrations, “when you outdo Nixon in repulsiveness, you’ve come a long way.” “‘SEND HER BACK, SEND HER BACK,’ is an obnoxious phrase.
- It’s a misunderstanding.
- “On top of that, it’s un-American.
- And every Republican should reject this racism as soon as it is brought to light.
- On Wednesday night, a number of Democratic leaders, including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren, rushed to Omar’s defense.
Beto O’Rourkes, a fellow Democratic presidential candidate, said the chanting were “the consequence of a president who views our diversity not as a strength, but as a vulnerability.”
Three Trump Protesters in Arizona Arrested, While Demonstrators in NYC Detained
At least three anti-Donald Trump demonstrators were detained Saturday when hundreds of them blocked traffic outside Phoenix for more than two hours ahead of his campaign rally, while a similar anti-Trump demonstration in New York City resulted in the detention of two others. demonstrators parked their cars and shut off the only main route leading to Trump’s event with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Fountain Hills, Arizona, according to reports. Thousands of people turned out to hear the men speak at the occasion.
- Despite the fact that they were mostly nonviolent, the demonstrators brandished banners that said “Dump Donald Trump,” “Must Stop Donald Trump,” and “Trump is Hate” while traffic behind them drew to a halt and vehicles honked their horns in irritation.
- Three protestors chained themselves to their vehicles in order to avoid being towed.
- As reported by NBC News, protesters claimed that having their vehicles towed was part of a scheme to cause traffic jams in the area.
- More families will be harmed if Donald Trump is allowed to continue and become president, according to him.
The purpose of our visit is to communicate to Donald Trump that he is not welcome in Arizona and that we will not allow his racism and bigotry to go unchallenged,” the demonstrators said “As stated in a press release published by the group thePuente Movement, Francisca Porchas was one of those responsible for organizing the protest.
- One demonstrator waved a placard that said, “Trump = Hitler” above his head.
- To alert law authorities of protestors, supporters were instructed to hold up Trump rally placards and yell “Trump!
- Trump!” during a rally.
- At a Trump event in Utah on Friday night, police officers using batons repelled groups of protesters attempting to heckle Trump supporters as they exited the venue.
- March 19, 2016: Demonstrators demonstrate in New York City against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his policies.
He is a racist, a sexist, and an anti-gay.” “He will not withdraw from the race as a result of this, but we want people all throughout the country to be aware that something really dangerous is taking place, and it is critical that everyone pay attention before it is too late,” protester Cara Wilder told the Associated Press.
The Associated Press published video of fights between police and protestors, as well as two persons who were allegedly pepper sprayed receiving water thrown on their faces after they were sprayed.
Among the Insurrectionists
Even if it were feasible to demonstrate that the election was not stolen, it is unlikely that conservatives, who already believe they are being attacked, would be persuaded. The man driving the van smuggling ballot boxes into the T.C.F. Center was a journalist, and I informed Gregoire that the van was carrying equipment rather than ballot boxes. Gregoire made a shaky motion with her head. “No,” she responded. “Those were ballots, you see. When anything is documented and recorded, it is not a conspiracy.” People who use racial grievance for political or financial advantage have long used conspiracy theories to justify their actions, and those who spread conspiracy theories are frequently those who exploit white grievance for political or financial gain.
- policy for the benefit of élites, was opposed to Trump because he threatened the authority of the ruling elite.
- During the 2016 presidential campaign, Stone arranged for Trump to appear as a guest on the InfoWars television show.
- Over the following four years, the President’s alliance with the conspiracist right became stronger as he labeled his impeachment and the special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings on Russian election intervention as “hoaxes” intended to “overthrow” him.
- In December, Trump granted him clemency.
- The New World Order, according to many covid -19 doubters, will be a murderous communist dystopia that will look “just like ‘The Hunger Games,'” adds Jones.
- “Globalists” such as the Clintons, Bill Gates, and George Soros are behind this disaster.
- Unlike Trump, who has weakened these institutions, Biden aims to resurrect and strengthen them.
As with all excellent conspiracy theories, it validates and elaborates on preexisting ones in order to make them more plausible.
Trump’s charges of widespread electoral fraud have proven to be a godsend for conspiracy theorists in the professional realm.
After he accused the bereaved parents of Sandy Hook victims of being hired actors, “InfoWars” supporters began harassing and threatening them, and he was ejected from several social media sites in 2018, including Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Spotify and YouTube.
Jones’s grave predictions about the deep state and the New World Order appeared prophetic to some Americans, a perception that was only enhanced by Trump’s allegation that the election had been stolen from them.
Meredith Southard created this cartoon.
Center, its creator, Kylie Jane Kremer, a thirty-year-old activist, came up with the idea for the MillionmagaMarch, which took place on November 14th in Washington, D.C.
Jones was among the tens of thousands of Trump fans who had congregated at Freedom Plaza on that day.
Jones, however, had interrupted Kremer’s introduction of her first guest by shouting via a bullhorn, “If the globalists think they’re going to keep America under martial rule and put that Communist Chinese agent Biden in, they’ve got another thing coming!” Hundreds of people erupted in applause.
- “The march begins right now!” he said shortly after.
- Henry (Enrique) Tarrio, the national head of the Proud Boys, followed behind him as he walked.
- Tarrio is the son of Cuban immigrants who fled Fidel Castro’s revolution.
- In 2019, he appeared with Trump at an event in Miami, where he wore a T-shirt that said, “roger stone did nothing wrong!” Down with the deep state!” says the crowd.
- “There is a solution to their tyranny of 1984: it is the year 1776!” As he and Tarrio continued their journey down Pennsylvania Avenue, more and more people left Kremer’s gathering to follow in their footsteps.
- Flags flew in the breeze like the sails of a stifled fleet.
- “This is the beginning of the end of their New World Order!” he said as he stood on the steps of the Supreme Court.
In an applause-inducing speech during the rally I attended on November 7th in Pennsylvania, a speaker exhorted the crowd, “Do not become a cog in thezog!” “Zionist-occupied government” is the abbreviation for this phrase.
The initial letters of “Stop” and “Steal” were stylised to look like Nazi S.S.
The individual has been identified as Robert Keith Packer and has since been arrested.
When I arrived to Freedom Plaza, one of the young guys was delivering an intense tirade against “globalist vermin” and the need to “fight down this foreign invasion.” I joined them.
The emotion seemed out of character at first, until I realized it was the pleasure of violation that I had experienced as a child.
A couple of days after that appearance, Nicholas Fuentes participated on a “InfoWars” panel alongside Alex Jones and other right-wing conspiracy theorists.
This is a popular argument among conservatives.
(Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville screamed, “Jews will not replace us!”; the perpetrators of the mosque murder in New Zealand and the Walmart massacre in El Paso both referenced the Great Replacement in their manifestos.) “What people need to recognize is that if we lose this war and allow this transformation to go place, that’s the end of it,” Fuentes said.
- A similar argument may be made for the numerous evangelicals who have praised Trump as a Messianic figure who has been divinely enabled to liberate the country from demonic forces.
- At the Capitol rebellion, Crusader flags and patches were prominently displayed.
- Balazs Gardi shot this photograph for The New Yorker.
- The insurrectionists lowered their heads as Chansley expressed gratitude to the “heavenly Father” for enabling them to enter the Capitol and “send a message” to the “tyrants, the communists, and the globalists” who were preventing them from doing so.
- That was my ultimate desire.
- The Republican Party around the country has continuously placed American politics in the framework of an everlasting, cosmic conflict between good and evil under President Donald Trump’s leadership.
- On June 1st, little than a week after the death of George Floyd, Trump appealed to this sensibility.
- Liberals were shocked and outraged.
- A towering metal fence was built around Lafayette Square, which was then covered with posters by racial-justice activists to serve as a temporary memorial to those who had been killed or injured by police officers.
On the morning of November 14th, hundreds of Trump supporters marched past the barrier on their way to Freedom Plaza in downtown Philadelphia. Some of them stopped to pull down posters, and by nine o’clock, cardboard had strewn the sidewalks and roadsides.
Trump rallies aren’t a sideshow — they’re his entire campaign
Trump has been conducting rallies since 2015, including throughout the first two years of his administration, when he would not ordinarily be campaigning for re-election. So, what is it about these gatherings that draws people back year after year? In order to answer that question, you must be familiar with the specifics of what takes on during these events. According to Wall Street Journal writer Mike Bender, Trump rallies aren’t just a sideshow; they’re the centerpiece of his whole campaign.
- The campaign will publicize a rally perhaps a week or two before it takes place.
- And the secret is that you have to arrive in time to get admitted before the fire marshal closes the doors.
- After that, you’ll find yourself in a crowded stadium with hundreds of other individuals.
- They’re referred to as Front Row Joes.
- Bender emphasizes the relevance of these rallies for Trump’s reelection campaign in 2020, which begins in November.
- An anti-Trump march in North Carolina, Wisconsin, or Michigan will dominate local news coverage for several days or even weeks.
- And they’re gathering hundreds of thousands of bits of information about these rally attendees, which they’ll use to urge everyone to the polls in November 2020, when the election is held.
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Is there no pre-show entertainment, no opener, no pre-show entertainment?
They’ll be bringing in members of their family. Warm-up will be provided by Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Mike Pence, who will each speak for a few minutes. There’s then the Trump show, which is currently lasting for around 90 minutes. And, of course, all of the best hits are included.
Do you believe it is about this climate that causes people to cry “Lock her up!” or “Drain the swamp!” or even “Send her back!” so frequently?
For many of the individuals who attend these rallies and are passionate enough about Trump, his administration, and his movement to arrive hours before a rally, or even to attend numerous rallies, they are surrounded by 10,000 — 5,000 other people who share their views on the issues. In a manner similar to an Ohio State Buckeye game, in which you bring together people from all walks of life who have a common goal and a common passion, you bring all of these people together. They are likewise carried up in the excitement of the occasion.
- Then every single one of those folks standing outside yelled, “No, no, no,” again and over again.
- What has surprised me the most thus far is the number of people I’ve encountered who have attended 30, 40, or even 50 Trump rallies.
- The majority of them are Caucasian.
- So, you’re on the go.
- There will be a large number of veterans on disability who will load up the minivan with the folding table and the deep cycle battery that will power their camping stove and other electronic devices and arrive early to the event.
The fact that these rallies are announced with such short notice means that airfare for many people is out of reach; however, they will figure out who is going, who they can carpool with, and if they can share hotel rooms; they will share hotel rooms in the sense that they will show up two days early but then Libby will wait in line with the lawn chairs and coolers while April is back at the hotel napping.
Make sure you’re out of the way when the gates open since there will be a frenzied dash for the doors when the gates are opened.
Was there anything in particular that you believe keeps the Front Row Joes coming back to see a concert that, as you’ve mentioned, is usually quite identical to the show they watched the previous time?
Yeah. Definitely. These rallies have a certain old-time tent revival feel about them, if you know what I mean. In addition, there is a sort of ritual behind it. Furthermore, there is an element of validation to it as well. Indeed, many Trump followers, and notably the Front Row Joes, were among the first individuals in America to realize the resonance of Trump’s political message when it was first broadcast on television. And they were absolutely correct. They settled on a horse early on and remained with him until the end, and they were victorious.
You know, there’s a certain sense of isolation that some of these individuals feel when they go into a rally.
And, in order to get a sense of Trump’s brashness, she claims that she is more inclined to speak up at work and in encounters in her day-to-day life as a result of attending Trump rallies and watching him perform.
One thing that is undeniable is that Trump has altered the method in which presidential candidates compete for office. I mean, we’ve seen Elizabeth Warren draw tens of thousands of people to her campaign rally in New York. On the West Coast, there are tens of thousands of people affected. I believe that there are genuine, practical shifts in the expectations of individuals around how they will campaign and express support. Obama drew large audiences, but only at critical occasions, such as his speech in Berlin and his acceptance speech.
Unavoidable is the fact that President-elect Donald Trump has altered the way presidential contenders campaign. We’ve seen Elizabeth Warren rally tens of thousands of people in New York, to give you an idea of how powerful she is. On the West Coast, there are tens of thousands of more people. The way individuals will be required to campaign and demonstrate support, I believe, will be significantly altered. A speech in Berlin and his acceptance address attracted large audiences, but they were only there for a short time.
They were all leading up to moments and having a significant amount of buildup — weeks and weeks in the making, with every single rally attracting 15,000 people and taking place every few weeks. And I’m not sure how the Democrats will be able to recreate it this time around, either. And it’s going to be a regular source of discussion for them. With only a few hundred people showing up at a time, how big of a presence is Joe Biden really going to have in the campaign? If she can draw large crowds every couple of months, how does Elizabeth Warren compare to Donald Trump’s performance?
Surely, there is a school of thought that this is not a good thing.
And, by definition, you’re not going to get 20,000 people to turn up for a message that says, “I’m willing to work with the other side,” are you?
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Exactly, because anything like that does not trickle down to a simple chant.
In addition, do you believe that if Trump loses in November of 2020, this tribe, the Front Row Joes, and this dissatisfied set of people that attend these rallies and sing their chants would have come to an end in terms of political involvement? Do you believe that?
In addition, do you believe that if Trump loses in November of 2020, this tribe, the Front Row Joes, and this dissatisfied set of individuals that attend these rallies and sing their chants would have come to an end in terms of political participation?