So Mrs Epa and I went to the Donald Trump Rally in Bgr
Empty seats were only below, behind and in the corners of the TV/Press stand which totally obscured views
Protestors - 8 in 3 groups who stood up, yelled (frankly in a good natured way), and were quickly escorted out to Trump stating we had the nicest protestors in the nation. We saw ONE group of 3-5 people outside with Hillary t shirts, laughing and pointing at themselves. TV showed some group (5-10) with the Trump/Racist/HATER meme.
Trump’s Stump - 90% of what he talked about was jobs and the economy, and trade. He was VERY effective rebutting the criticism of the Chamber of Commerce, ‘what,… are they against better trade deals for the US?’
He had a list of what he would do or trade which was relatively specific, INCLUDING the promise that if Mexico and Canada rejected renegotiating NAFTA, he would being the withdrawal process.
He had a list of acts on how to end Chinese currency manipulation, cyber thefts of intellectual property etc, and INSISTED that China was NOT engaged in free trade.
He stated over and over he had NOTHING against the Mexican or Chinese govt, but against OURS for being incompetent, corrupt or both.
He mentioned the WALL, ONCE about 85% of the way thru the talk.
He mentioned military power was there to be a deterrent/respected not to PUSH THE BUTTON.
He outined the commonality in his observations and Bernie’s
Other than that, his talk was about the American economy recovering through industries MAKING THINGS here. He returned to this over and over and over.
The crowd was WAAAAAAY younger than we expected.