A series of small and sporadically attended rallies were held today by Trump supporters in cities across the country. Red hat-donning, middle-aged Republican women intermingled with confederate and swastika flag-waving neo-nazis as organizers struggled to frame the events as family-oriented protests.
Despite months of planning and the diligent work of coordinated — probably paid — organizers, the lamely-named “March 4 Trump” event couldn’t even draw a small fraction of the numbers of people who attended the historic Women’s March or the Muslim Ban protests that erupted everywhere in the days and weeks after Trump’s inauguration, which the Trump march was explicitly organized in opposition to. In many cities, protesters predictably out-numbered supporters, such as in New York, Minneapolis and Berkeley, CA.
— Audrey Garces (@AudreyGarces) March 4, 2017
— Emanuel Zbeda (@therealezway) March 4, 2017
— WideAwakeEyesOpen (@velvethammer) March 4, 2017
The only places where the supporters did outnumber the protesters were in the South, where the weather was nice enough to make standing out in the weather for an hour not too uncomfortable — contrasted with Women’s Marchers who braved harsh conditions by the hundreds of thousands. One such place was in Palm Springs, Florida, near Trump’s surrogate White House, Mar-a-Lago. In fact, the president himself couldn’t pass-up the opportunity to bathe himself in briefly in their adulation, and stopped to wave at supporters as his motorcade rushed him to his next round of golf, which has been the thing he has spent 2nd most amount of time doing since assuming office, right behind tweeting angrily at union organizers and celebrities.
Trump supporters were told it was okay to bring confederate flags, but not okay to bring firearms, which prompted some of the more rabid supporters to question whether or not the rallies were organized by liberal plants.
One can only hope.