- Trump took issue with cable news networks covering the rally before the crowd had fully filled in
- The Arizona Republic : Phoenix rally had a 15,000 crowd- 10,000 people inside, with another 4,000 to 5,000 outside the building.
( IJR ) Last Tuesday, after President Donald Trump’s speech at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, much of the coverage initially dealt with his overall demeanor and the degree to which he was fired up. On Monday night, a new report revealed that he was already worked up before the speech because of how the TV coverage framed the crowd, leading to him drop his rally organizer.
Bloomberg Politics reports that the services of George Gigicos, who worked as a political aide for Trump longer than almost anyone, will no longer be required after Phoenix. A former White House director of advance who was contracted by the Republican Party, Gigicos is getting the blame for how the event looked on TV.
Trump apparently took issue with cable news networks covering the rally before the crowd had fully filled in, as, per one source that was cited, “TV optics and crowd sizes are extremely important to the president.” The visual appeared to have been hurt by most attendees having to stand, with minimal bleacher seating.
A spokesperson for the city told The Arizona Republic that there were about 10,000 people inside, with another 4,000 to 5,000 outside the building.
ALT-LEFT JORDAN TOWERS VOWS TO ‘CRUSH SKULLS WITH NAILED BASEBALL BAT’ DURING ‘PATRIOT PRAYER’ RALLY THIS WEEKEND
- Jordan Towers: “The Patriot Prayer rally… I’ll be their to crush some nazi skulls.”
- “Can’t wait! Going to bring this nailed bat for some nazi pounding,”
Unhinged violence! Jordan Towers, a self-proclaimed Alt-Left “leader”, has vowed to use a baseball bat embedded with nails to “crush skulls” during a “Patriot Prayer” peace rally set to take place in San Francisco this weekend.
The Twitter user, who goes by the handle @ibPrinceJordan, tweeted, “The Patriot Prayer rally is a nazi white supremacist event. I’ll be their to crush some nazi skulls.”
“Can’t wait! Going to bring this nailed bat for some nazi pounding,” read one.
He repeated the threat in a series of other tweets that have now been deleted.
Jordan describes himself as: Alt-Left resistance leader. iraq war veteran. cute communist & catholic.
LOL! WHITE HOUSE LEAK: TRUMP WENT OFF SCRPIT, DID NOT FOLLOW TELEPROMPTER DURING PHOENIX RALLY…GOOD!
LOL! Anonymous “aides” have rushed, right on cue, to disavow Donald Trump’s fiery speech in Phoenix, Arizona Monday night and tell establishment media that they had nothing to do with the red meat the president served up to his fans.
White House, D.C. establishment and the media want President Trump to be presidential but when he is with his Deplorables, but that is not gonna happen. It’s always party time for Trump and his fans.
- Tuesday night, Trump returned to the greatest hits — and to an adoring crowd. He derided The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN — the crowd chanted “CNN sucks!” — and “little George Stephanopoulos” of ABC.
- “In the proud tradition of America’s great leaders, from George Washington — please, don’t take his statue down, please,” Trump said, bringing the crowd to a roar. “They’re trying to take away our culture. They are trying to take away our history.”
President Donald Trump spent much of last week hearing from friends, donors and aides that he needed to dial back some of his rhetoric in the wake of Charlottesville.
He gave his response on Tuesday night in Phoenix, with an angry, meandering and frequently disingenuous 75-minute rally address designed to soothe his ego, rev up his base, and remind the naysayers in Washington and New York that he can still command love from his crowd.
Aides said he had a carefully vetted message on a TelePrompTer, but his eyes quickly wandered away for a discursive, meandering torching of the news media —who he said didn’t care about the country.
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After Trump’s rally last night in Phoenix, antifa thugs decided to be ‘confrontational’ against cops and they get red state response from the officers. Cops were firing off pepper balls and tear gas canisters and one antifa thug was hit on the groin by pepper ball.
The cops did the right thing – separate the thugs from Trump supporters as they were leaving the rally. Instead of usual stand down and watch them fight, police kept the thugs out of the way so people can leave safely.
Another video here where FOX Business Network host Jeff Flock screamed, “Holy sh*t!”
- During alt-right rally against the potential removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s longstanding stature, none of the deaths occurred at the Emancipation Park in Charlottesville
- James Fields Jr., crashing into a counter protest march took place in downtown Charlottesville after the Unite the Right rally had been dispersed by police.
- The other two deaths were the result of a Virginia State Police helicopter suffering an accidental crash into a wooded area on the outskirts of Charlottesville
Saturday’s rally, ostensibly a demonstration against the potential removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s longstanding stature from the Charlottesville, Virginia, park that bore his name until renamed “Emancipation Park,” this year by the city council, turned into the biggest news event in the country Friday as torch-bearing members of disparate, explicitly white nationalist groups, including several “Alt-Right” organizations and a contingent of self-identified neo-Nazis, descended on the home of the University of Virginia. By Saturday afternoon, three people were dead, with several dozen serious injuries.
None of the deaths occurred at the Emancipation Park rally. One, that of 32-year old Virginia-native Heather Heyer, is being treated as an intentional homicide and resulted from one man, James Fields Jr., crashing into a counter protest march that took place in downtown Charlottesville after the Unite the Right rally had been dispersed by police. Fields, a 20-year old from Ohio, has been arrested and charged with murder. He is reported to have been in town for the rally and sources suggest he may have ties to one of the white nationalist groups in attendance, although the leadership of that group has claimed he was entirely unconnected to them. A federal investigation into the incident was also announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions Saturday.
The other two deaths were the result of a Virginia State Police helicopter suffering an accidental crash into a wooded area on the outskirts of Charlottesville. Lieutenant Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke Bates were killed in the crash.
The subsequent declaration of a local state of emergency turned the streets of central Charlottesville into a nearly deserted ghost town with the college town’s bars and restaurants, typically bustling with partygoers and vacationers on a summer weekend, mostly shut.
Fox News Reporter McKelway: Police Were Called Off When Violence Started – “We’re Leaving. It’s Too Dangerous”
This was after violent Antifa terrorists launched an attack on the white supremacists.
McKelway also interviewed a police spokeswoman who said “people” ( meaning the antifa thugs ) were hurling soda cans filled with cement.
Doug McKelway: We are now beginning to hear criticism bubble up on all sides of this event about the initial slow response by the police. When I got out of my car yesterday in Charlottesville about 10:30 in the morning you knew this was a bad scene and bad things were going to be happening because people were congregating at Lee Park and Emancipation Park wearing helmets, body armor, carrying big heavy sticks. Nobody was intent on peace here from either side. People were intent on causing havoc and causing damage. And even as wounded were being brought out of the park police were sitting idly by. I was standing off a cordoned off area where the police had set up as a staging area, the state police, and they said you can come in here this is a safe area. But when the tear gas started to fly, thrown by protesters, the police themselves began to evacuate then. I asked the guy who was in charge, “Where you going?” He said, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” They had a chance to nip this thing in the bud and they chose not to.
CHARLOTTESVILLE: WHITE SUPREMACISTS AGAINST ANTIFA THUGS AND BLM, COPS GIVEN STAND DOWN ORDER – DISASTER!
- Police: “We’ll not intervene until given command to do so.” Why?
- The white supremacists were told to disband and discontinue their protest but the violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs were allowed to continue their protesting
Jason Kessler organized ‘Unite the Right’, what he called a ‘pro-white’ rally to protest Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Then comes DNC response by organizing and bussing in their own counter-protesters – the ever reliable left-wing antifa thugs and Black Lives Matter known for their violence and ZERO peaceful protest.
The ACLU confirmed that police were given stand down order. Why?
Kessler criticized law enforcement’s response to the event, which was dispersed before speakers could take the stage. He accused the police for doing a poor job controlling the chaos to allow free speech.
The white supremacists were told to disband and discontinue their protest but the violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs were allowed to continue their protesting.
Kessler said he disavows the violence and also condemned in an interview that whoever drove a car into a group of counter-protesters ‘did the wrong thing’. He said he was saddened that people were hurt.
Kessler is a local blogger and activist who described the event as a pro-white rally in protest of the city’s decision to remove a Confederate monument.
Antifa is paid by DNC funder George Soros but not one Democrat is being asked to condemn them for Charlottesville