President Donald J. Trump’s New Hampshire rally brought in his normal large crowd at the SNHU arena in Manchester on Monday. With a seating capacity of 11,770, excitement was in the air with even more supporters outside who had waited hours in wet and cold weather to see him.
Yes, him. They came to see Trump.
They didn’t come to see a celebrity or go to a rock concert. People go to Trump rallies to see Trump and hear what he has to say. (To be fair, Trump has really good music playing before the rallies but that isn’t what draws the crowds.)
Trump generates excitement by showing Americans that he’s on their side and gives them a party atmosphere of patriotism and shared American values. He also appreciates and praises the military and law enforcement at these rallies as he did in New Hampshire, paying tribute to Sgt. Antonio Rodriguez and Sgt. Javier Gutierrez who were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, February 8th. His rally was actually shorter than usual, allowing time for him to go to Dover Air Force Base so he could be there when the soldiers remains arrived.
Meanwhile, Democrats in New Hampshire, were having rock concerts and inviting celebrities to their campaign stops in order to get people to show up. Octogenarian communist Bernie Sanders booked the rock band “The Strokes” to appear at his rally with an audience of 7532 mostly white college students.
Sanders also brought along U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, actress Cynthia Nixon and actor Tim Robbins. His campaign spokesperson, Erika Mantz, touted the rally as the “largest crowd for any campaign event in the state by a Democratic candidate in the 2020 election cycle.”
These Democrat attendance numbers are still not close to the amount of people who show up for a Trump rally. Sometimes the Democrats don’t even get as many people at their campaign stops as Trump has OUTSIDE of his rallies.
Like Obama did during his campaign, Crazy Bernie talked about transforming America and also added that the New Hampshire vote was of “international consequence.”
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Sounds like he wants to be another global President like Obama tried to be. That’s part of what propelled Trump to victory in 2016 – he was all about putting America first and making America great again, not being part of the global community. Good luck with that, Bernie.
Not to be out-celebritied by Sanders, Mayor Pete Butigieg enlisted the support of actors Kevin Costner and Michael J. Fox to stump for him. Apparently these elitists who pretend to be someone else for a living think their opinions matter like all of those celebrities did when they supported Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. Oh, yeah. That didn’t work.