Pro-Immigrant Activists Interrupted Trump At His Cincinnati Rally And His Response Was Priceless
Trump’s re-election campaign and his giant rallies a cross the country have basically become synonymous with rowdy crowds and often times racist rhetoric.
His rally last night in Cincinnati wasn’t any different, except this time the event was interrupted by pro-immigrant activists who wanted to make sure their voices – and the voices of immigrants across this country – were heard.
A group of pro-immigrant activists interrupted Trump’s rambling speech with chants of “Chinga La Migra” and “Immigrants built America.”
Trump paused his rally for nearly three minutes after protesters interrupted his remarks Wednesday evening in Cincinnati.
The protesters held signs that said “Immigrants Built America” and “Chinga La Migra” — Spanish for “f*** border patrol.” The protest broke out when Trump began talking about immigration and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
One of the president’s supporters took the “Immigrants Built America” banner out of the protester’s hand and threw it in the crowd.
The protester then held up the second sign, which the same supporter tried to rip from the protester’s hand. The action resulted in a small scuffle before the protesters were escorted out.
These are the roughly four minutes when pro-immigrant activists made sure their voices were heard at last night’s rally.
The protests interrupted Trump when he began talking about “illegal aliens” and how Democrats want to welcome them with open boarders.
“Democrat lawmakers care more about illegal aliens than they care about their own constituents,” Trump told the audience, prompting applause. “They put foreign citizens before American citizens. We’re not going to do that.”
And this was Trump’s less than thought out response to a situation that obviously made him uncomfortable.
“Cincinnati, do you have a Democrat mayor?” Trump asked sarcastically during the long pause in his stump speech. Many across social media pointed out the President’s incorrect grammar – it’s not “Democrat Mayor” it’s “Democratic Mayor, Mr. President.
Trump has also gone viral on Twitter for his reaction as one of the protesters was being removed from the rally.
As one protester was getting kicked out of the event, Mr Trump appeared to make the “You’re fired” finger point he made famous on The Apprentice, before making a strange motion just below his waist.
Some viewers discussing it on social media interpreted the gesture as “rude” and “unprofessional”, while others argued Mr Trump was only motioning for the protesters to “get out” with his thumb.
Many on Twitter were putting their hands together fo these obviously brave protesters.
With the violence that often breaks out at Trump’s rallies and the overall animosity that his supporters have for anyone who expreses views against theirs and their President, it’s very dangerous what these activists did.
Even though many pointed out just how dangerous it can be, many on Twitter wanted to see more protests like this one.
But some on Twitter thought that the more Trump’s supporters see that not everyone is actually happy in Trump’s America, that there are opinions outside of theirs and Fox News, maybe , just maybe, they might start listening.
A few hours before his rally, Trump said it was nearly impossible to stop his supporters from chanting racist and offensive remarks.
But when it came to the immigrant activists, Trump and his supporters were quick to silence them.
Protesters weren’t the only source of the crowd’s animosity Thursday night.
According to a pretty terrifying report from HuFfPost, before Trump took the stage, a large, white man lingered by the designated press area, leaning over the gate and looking menacingly at reporters. He then pointed at certain reporters and made a slicing motion across his neck. The man also made the shape of his gun with his thumb and two fingers, pretending to take a weapon out of his pocket.
Confronted by a HuffPost reporter about the threats, the man wouldn’t identify himself.
“If I were president, they’d all be in jail for treason, for fake news,” he said, pointing to all the reporters. “Every channel but Fox.”