My Day At A Donald Trump Rally


I saw Donald Trump today at 2:00 PM (PDST) and had a jolly good time.

Unfortunately I left before the rioting got underway in earnest so I can only talk about how things were like today inside the San Diego Convention Center and during Trump’s speech.

The speech was unremarkable but he did manage to stretch it out to about an hour and a half. Now I’m a huge Trump fan, but most of his speeches could be condensed down quite a bit, and the exact content of what he said isn’t all that important anyway, because everyone is going for the general experience of being at a Trump rally. Nobody goes to “Burning Man” to see the burning man at the end, but for the entire experience. That’s the same thing for Trump rallies, with the rioting by professional leftists, or even Trump himself, just a small part of the bigger show.

So, what’s it like inside a Trump rally?

It’s like being with 10,000-25,000 other people that exactly share your values, for the most part, with whatever Trump is saying at that exact moment being almost secondary because unless you are in the first few dozen or so rows, you really are not seeing much of Trump anyway, and everyone is fine with that and we mostly talked among ourselves. It seemed like a great place to make like-minded friends.

Lots of Trump hats (I got a nice red “Make America Great Again” hat for $25.00) and Tee-shirts there, but the surprising thing was the YUUGE number of homemade Trump (or at least certainly not authorized by the campaign in any universe that we inhabit) apparel where people really let their creative juices flow. I really wished I had brought my camera, but I left the house so late today, that I was 99% sure that I wouldn’t even make it inside the event. Many of the shirts seem to have been made in anticipation of confronting anti-Trump protesters that were not really there yet in great numbers as we were getting in or out. The general theme was “Trump is god” and/or some flavor of “F*ck You Mexicans”.

Yes, there was much love in the room!

  • Sounds like a great day!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Had I to do all over again I would have brought the camera, gone off my blood thinners a week ago, and hung around for the rioting.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        You lucky bugger.
        Trump makes me want to live in America.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          One part that I liked the most was chanting “U-S-A” until I was hoarse in the throat with about a hundred other people outside the venture at some peacenik hippy freaks (the Mexicans were not out in force yet).
          That’s a great feeling!

          That’s also why I could never live in another country.
          No U.S.A. chants to be had anywhere else.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Yeah, I love my country, too.
            But the best we can do is “Ca-na-da”.

          • Minicapt

            “Da, Da, Canada; Nyet, Nyet, Soviet” … but you had to be there.


          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I forgot about that.

          • I heard that at the Convention there’s going to be a public waterboarding of Mittens Romney for the finale.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Fuck YEAH!

  • jack burns

    Nice job by this cop putting a La Razoid in the side pocket.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      All the rioters were either Bernie Sanders people wearing Bernie Sanders shirts, Black Block Anarchists, or Mexicans.
      That was the composition of the rioters.

      Look at that video again.
      That La Raza bitch is trying to grab that cop’s gun and she wound up with his radio instead.

      • jack burns

        And they all have different agendas. The Bernoids have some tentative grasp on an ideology, meaning being paid to stand around yelling “fuck Trump”. The blacks, are well, blacks. The Mexicans have no real political affiliation other than to take back “their” land which they can transform into bustling hubs of commerce and industry like Juarez. Must have been interesting. We have met the enemy and its not us, its them.

    • BrokenDrumsticks

      I’ll bet he’s nursing a broken nose at the least today! Hopefully they can identify the girl who grabbed the radio.

  • Ho Hum

    From what I have seen police are letting rioters get way too close to the event venues. There is no way SS would allow protests to get this close to Obama. Look what happened earlier in the day in Fresno. Trump’s motorcade was pelted with bottles as it left the venue

    • Ho Hum

      From the same event a CHP cruiser running down a police barricade in order to get Donald Trump safely out of downtown Fresno

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Fresno is a stupid little town.
      In San Diego I had never seen so many cops in one place before.
      There were probably 5 cops to every single anti-Trump protestor.

  • Ho Hum

    A nice video of Donald Trump departing San Diego. As always he takes time to personally thank each and every law enforcement officer that escorted his motorcade and take a group photo before boarding Trump Force One.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That is awesome!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That’s the California Highway Patrol he’s thanking.
      Today, within a few hundred feet, I saw CHiPs, S.D. Sheriffs, S.D.P.D., and the police departments from every city within maybe twenty miles.

  • Ford Prefect

    There is an angle to this that has flown under the radar and it came out today. There is a video that shows the protesters on the low ground and the police on the high ground. A black police officer was beating the crap out of a Mexican.

    The blacks have a great dislike for the Mexicans and when Trump talks about Mexico the blacks agree and find nothing racist about it. Donald Trump knows that if a large number of Blacks Vote for him then it does not matter what the Mexicans think. If you listen he always points out how bad the democrats have been for the blacks. According to Van Jones there is already a measurable movement of blacks to Trump.

    • Jay Currie

      I fear that Hilly looks like a nice white lady saying all manner of pleasant things while doing sweet bugger all. Trump has a certain amount of reality to him.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Hillary looks like a nice white lady? R U serious? What nice white ladies go around upholstered like an antique loveseat? Ignoring the many retouched photos, one encounters every now and then a picture of a tanning-bed brown, wrinkled and withered crone. THAT is the real Hillary. And with a voice like nails on a chalkboard! I almost FEEL Bill Clinton’s pain and desperation.