I WAS there, I KNOW what I saw and I KNOW what I heard.
I heard young male voices, screaming at the top of their lungs "FACISTS! FACISTS!" They were NOT talking to me, they were screaming at the Bikers for Trump which were right down from where I was. Not only did they scream "FACISTS" they used a myriad of disgusting language. The bikers kept it in check, but it had to be hard for them when someone is in your face, and invading your body space.
This was AFTER the motorcade had passed by. That is the God's honest truth. If you were not there you know nothing. IF you were there in the vicinity of this confrontation, then there is no way you could not have heard it, and that would make YOU a bold faced liar. It happened.
Some of the anti-Trump protestors COULD NOT WAIT to sprint to 19th Street after the motorcade passed. I said "some" not all.
While waiting for the motorcade, at least an hour before it arrived, a young woman kept driving around and around, she clearly had a sign in her car. I was going back to my vehicle and she was at a stop sign and there it was, in screaming living color, and I will swear on all that's holy, the sign read "TRUMP RAPES CHILDREN". I was NOT the only one who saw it. There was a collective gasp, and "Oh my Gods" and "can you believe that" when we saw it.
Just because YOU did not see this does not mean it isn't true. So call bull shit on that. I made no declaration that I saw everything, I just relayed the things I did see.
I don't know what went on at Civic Park BECAUSE I WAS NOT THERE, so I can't claim this or that happened, BECAUSE I WASN'T THERE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THERE. I don't know what their signs said or what the anti-Trump protestors did, and by God you haven't seen me claiming that I did, have you? On my way home I saw them deflating those insulting, vulgar balloons and I just shook my head.
But I sure as hell know what happened where I was standing.
The organizer of the pro-Trump rally contacted the Fire Department and asked about hanging the large flag....nope. Denied.
James Amos, the Economic Development Director was at the rally, dressed in a dark suit, and just milled around the place. HE WAS NOT INVITED TO THE SPEECH INSIDE THE MILL, or he would have already been searched and cleared and inside the mill when the motorcade was driving by. HE WAS NOT. So is that bullshit?
There is NO excuse why this city was not decorated to welcome the president REGARDLESS of what political parties were involved. The mayor could have at anytime while on "vacation", called his office, called the City Works Department and told them to get off their lazy union asses and get some flags planted along the motorcade route. Instead showing pride for our town, this useless, hick, uneducated mayor made the decision to speak for each and every person in this city...and that decision screamed "Ef you Trump".
You calling bullshit on my posts infuriates me because you have NO idea what I saw. I couldn't care less about the anti-Trump protestors because that is NOT why I was there. I don't care what they did, but I will tell you there were supporters from Route 3 clear to the steel mill, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET, and in no way did the protestors have that many present. If you are here to claim there was that only verifies that YOU are the liar.
The idiotic media (all of them) concentrated ONLY on the protestors, with a flashing clip of supporters, just as they have been doing for a year and a half. But even the media had to report that "several dozen protestors" were present. Again, that is several dozen. Nothing compared to those who came to welcome him as president to our town.
And just so you know, I would have been there in the same capacity as I was today to support MY president had it been Obama or any other president who came to my hometown.