Donald Trump took the stage at a very highly anticipated rally in Burlington, Vermont Thursday night, the same rally that the Trump campaign distributed 20,000 tickets to for a venue that only seats 1,400. On a DonaldJTrump.com backdrop and with his flag pin proudly shining, Trump stumbled into a call-and-response with the packed house at Burlington’s Flynn Center completely by accident; he may have created the next monster to roar loudest in his campaign, as if volume was at all a problem previously. It all started when a man from the crowd shouted something about “the wall”, presumably referencing the now-famous proposed wall that Donald Trump intends to build between the United States and Mexico. In a moment that may very well forever redefine the Trump approach to energizing a crowd, Trump suddenly asked the crowd, “Who’s gonna pay for the wall?”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is set to hold a campaign rally in Burlington, VT beginning at 7:00 PM ET. Like many Trump events, the rally is not without controversy. The Trump campaign issued 20,000 tickets for a venue that only has a capacity of 1,400. Vermont officials warn that the over-ticketing could pose a public health risk. Watch above, via YouTube. [Image via screengrab]
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During a campaign rally Wednesday night, Donald Trump‘s supporters once again decided to get aggressive with a couple of people who were not there to support the mogul. What was their egregious transgression? Sitting down, making no noise, and holding a pair of signs in their laps with messages contrary to the plutocrat’s narrative. Video from the incident shows two men sitting at Trump’s rally in Lowell, Massachusetts. One man’s sign read “America’s Already Great” a take on Trump’s catchphrase, and while the other never fully appeared in frame, Boston.com reported that it read “God Bless President Obama.” While the video does not seem to show the men overtly attracting attention to themselves, two Trump supporters began accosting them, with one saying “Shut your mouth,” and the other going “You’re at a Trump rally? Ditch those! Ditch ’em!” Shortly afterwards, the two men reached over to tear Continue reading "WATCH: Trump Supporters Attack Two Men For Quietly Sitting with Protest Signs"
Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin tore into Breitbart for supporting so-called “birther” attacks on Ted Cruz‘s eligibility, first on his radio show and then in a Facebook post. Levin responded Wednesday to remarks from Donald Trump implying Cruz was ineligible to be president because he was born in Canada. Levin said that while he liked much of what Trump says, “just because he says something doesn’t mean I have to agree with it like our friends over at Breitbart who are going all kinds of crazy over the birther issue.” Earlier in the day, Breitbart’s Joel Pollak had written a piece titled “Why Ted Cruz Is Vulnerable on Canadian Birth Issue.” But in response to Levin’s criticism, editor John Nolte struck back, arguing it was important to discuss the question now. “As ‘stupid’ as this issue may be for Levin, do we want to litigate it in front Continue reading "Mark Levin Feuds With Breitbart Over ‘Stupid Birther’ Attack on Cruz"
While other candidates have trouble scrounging up 20,000 votes in the Republican primary, presidential candidate Donald Trump finds himself with quite a different problem. His campaign issued 20,000 tickets to a Thursday event in Bernie Sanders‘ home city of Burlington, Vermont, but the venue for the rally has a capacity of just 1,400. Well, to hear Trump’s campaign tell it, the problem isn’t theirs. They’re leaving it to someone else to decide whether to ship these people home, or just let them live in the shadows outside the rally:
Mayor Miro Weinberger commended police for informing the public about potential crowding downtown Thursday. Weinberger said the city’s public safety employees are prepared to handle large crowds, but he is perplexed why the Trump campaign has yet to articulate a plan to accommodate ticket-holders who are barred entry. “Their attitude is, what happens outside the venue is someone else’s Continue reading "Vermont Officials Say Over-Ticketed Trump Event Could Pose Yuge ‘Public Safety Risk’"
Donald Trump‘s questioning of Canadian-born Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s eligibility to be president got an unlikely booster Wednesday, when Republican Senator and former Republican nominee John McCain said the questions were legitimate. McCain’s comments are surprising in part because he himself faced eligibility question in the 2008 race because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. But McCain said on The Chris Merrill Show that there was a world of difference: “Barry Goldwater ran for president; was born in Arizona when it was a territory. The Panama Canal was a territory of the United States of America.” “That’s different than being born on foreign soil,” McCain told the Phoenix radio host. “I think there is a question. I am not a constitutional scholar on that, but I think it’s worth looking into. I don’t think its illegitimate to look into it.” McCain and Cruz have a Continue reading "John McCain: Questions About Ted Cruz’s Eligibility Are Legitimate"
While Donald Trump might have the approval of enough people to be a 2016 presidential contender, he also has the ire from America’s allies due to his controversial rhetoric. The British Parliament will be voting on January 18th for whether Trump will be blocked from entering the United Kingdom, and his organization is threatening to end all future business there if the decision is yes. Trump Organization’s executive vice president, George Sorial, sent a statement to Fox News, saying that the mogul will withdraw his investments from his British properties if the government punishes him for voicing his opinions. The statement read that any action taken against Trump would cause his conglomerate to “immediately end these and all future investments we are currently contemplating in the United Kingdom:”
“Westminster would create a dangerous precedent and send a terrible message to the world that the United Kingdom opposes free Continue reading "Trump Organization Threatens Action Against U.K. If Trump-Ban Passes"