By The TRUTH HOUND
Stop the Presses News & Commentary
AUSTIN, Texas—Donald Trump supporters who gathered for a “March 4 Trump” in the Texas capital clearly had had enough of media diatribes against Trump—calculated to defame and destabilize President Trump and his administration when he’s only been in office for about two months. Many people sense that a fair, accurate journalistic critique of the 45th president is too much of a stretch for the mainstream media.
The Austin supporters, like others at similar marches nationwide, also had had their fill of anti-Trump protestors littering and destroying property or threatening to do so—including singer Madonna’s Jan. 21 call to “blow up” the White House—while also causing bodily harm.
At St. Paul, Minnesota’s “March 4 Trump” rally, where organizers say close to 1,000 pro-Trump people showed up, six anti-Trump protestors reportedly lit off fireworks inside the state capitol and fled but were arrested under felony riot charges. And several people were injured in an altercation between opposing camps during another pro-Trump rally March 4 in Berkeley, Calif.
But Austin, St. Paul and Berkeley were far from the only venues where Trump supporters hit the streets that day to “March 4 Trump.” Press agent Tori Alby of Nevada told this writer that such marches took place in 52 cities and towns. Las Vegas was among the most crowded with estimates exceeding 1,000 marchers, Ms. Alby said, adding that opposing marchers didn’t number more than 50 anywhere.
The March 4 Trump rallies, conceived by Air Force veteran Vincent Haney, were organized to give Trump crucial support and counteract the unfair anti-Trump national press coverage and the actions of counter-protestors who, abusing their right of free speech and assembly, have torched cars and shattered store fronts in their rage over corrupt internationalist-insider Hillary Clinton losing the presidential race.
The main backgrounder to all of this is that the media continues to insist that Russia could not be anything other than an arch-enemy of the U.S., and therefore anyone associated with Trump who in any way conversed with, or merely crossed paths with, a Russian official is a virtual traitor.
But the question isn’t so much whether Trump’s new Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions, among others in Trump’s orbit accused of colluding with Russia, spoke with a Russian envoy; the core question is why talking to a Russian official, especially an ambassador, should be considered so forbidden to begin with.
The media’s hyperbolic anti-Russian meme is hampering Trump’s important goal to improve relations with a strong Russian Federation which has exercised restraint in the face of U.S. belligerence. Nor has Russia conducted military exercises that come anywhere close to NATO’s provocative exercises—with tanks, missile-defense batteries and ranks of armed soldiers parked at Russia’s border.
And as the expansionist NATO alliance continues enlisting more member-nations, imagine the hue and cry if Russian forces were to amass along Canada’s border with the U.S.” — The TRUTH HOUND
“These [anti-Trump] protestors are just hurting their own cause, just like the Democrats when they showed no support for Trump during his Congress speech. And the media is only hurting itself,” a Texas car dealer, who only gave his name as Mike, said in a restaurant after the Austin rally.
In Austin, Priscilla Duran, a conservative Hispanic student at the liberal University of Texas/Rio Grande Valley, was glad to see these rallies happening “so we can come together as a nation and support our president.”
Speakers in Austin and elsewhere similarly called for unity in the face of what some pro-Trump marchers see as “a seditious fringe” aiming to sabotage Trump’s vision for America while risking a virtual civil war. However, Ms. Alby noted that there was a charitable undercurrent as food drives for the homeless were also part of the pro-Trump rallies. Furthermore, some pro-Trump and anti-Trump marchers managed to mend fences and stop their fighting.
And curiously, while there was a small gay grouping among the 300 or so pro-Trump marchers in Austin calling itself “LGBTQ for Trump,” there also was a “Hispanics for Trump” group.
Ms. Duran, who was with the Hispanic group, told this writer that people approached her early at the Austin rally, the turnout of which was hampered by heavy rain, and asked her what it’s like to be a Hispanic Trump supporter from the generally liberal Rio Grande Valley—comprised of the southernmost counties that border Mexico.
Ms. Duran replied that there are many Hispanics in the valley and around the nation, including Hispanic women, who support Trump’s advocacy of strict border security and insist that Mexicans and others wanting to come to the U.S. should do it legally and responsibly.
But a stubborn stereotype, promoted via media and academia, suggests all Hispanics must agree with liberal immigration policies or else they’re a traitor to their people. A Hispanic lady who sang the national anthem at the Austin rally lamented that pro-Trump Hispanics are often called, “anti-Hispanic, anti-Mexican.”
“They’re always trying to put the same blanket over everyone,” Ms. Duran told this writer.
Elsewhere, Trump supporters waving signs and flags listened to speeches during a “Spirit of America” rally at Neshaminy State Park in eastern Pennsylvania. “They . . . love what Donald Trump represents, which is about making America first,” rally organizer Jim Worthington was quoted as saying by local media.
The Erie Times-News reported that about 100 people gathered in downtown Erie, Penn. Retired cosmetologist Linda Pezzino told the crowd: “Trump has done more in three weeks than Obama did in eight years.”
Many of the Trump rallies and marches were organized by www.March4trump.org, but some were put on by Spirit of America and other outfits. A group under the banner www.magamarch.org is tentatively planning another round of pro-Trump marches for March 25.