Trump supporters rally at the state capital
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 12:48
Around the country and state Saturday, President Trump's supporters are rallying around him. In an announcement about the rally, the NCGOP encouraged people to wear red and bring homemade posters to show their support for the president.
Hundreds of people gathered across the country to host pro and anti President Trump rallies. "It's also time to hold him accountable because what is ultimately the most important is the constitution".
Counterdemonstrators in Minnesota met 400 Trump supporters near the state capitol in St. Paul, the Star Tribune reported; scuffles erupted, according to the newspaper, and police arrested six opposition protesters.
There is also a group of anti-Trump protesters.
"You have got to accept opposing opinions even if they come from people who despise and loath you", said Jim Worthington.
From Colorado's state Capitol to Trump Tower in NY and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for Mr Trump, waving "Deplorables for Trump" signs and carrying life-size cutouts of the president.
More than 200 supporters of the Republican president rallied in downtown San Diego.
Among the themes coming up in the political speeches that followed included the importance of the U.S. Constitution, the need for immigration reform, support for a "pro-life" agenda and thanking the military.
"People have been silent, and I just want them to come out, enjoy the day and show their support", she said.
"They aren't giving [Trump] a chance", Patty Collins, a local organizer, told The Indianapolis Star.
President Donald Trump supporter Nichole Mauricio from Colorado Springs has her picture taken with a Trump cut-out at the March 4 Trump rally at the Colorado Capitol March 04, 2017 in Denver. "I've been a Democrat all my life, but I changed", said Sonny Martin of Bensalem.
An estimated 1,200-1,500 attended the rally.
The "Spirit of America" rallies are being organized by a group called the Main Street Patriots, which is made up of some of the same people that founded the Tea Party movement eight years ago to voice concerns about the way the federal government operates.
A few weeks later in February, thousands marched in support of Muslims and against Trump's travel ban on refugees.