What I Saw at the Trump Rally

 

My wife met in the lobby a couple from Florida and a Vietnam vet and his AF vet daughter from Delaware. We decided to go as a group on Metro from Virginia to the Washington Monument.

A boarded up statue of MLK?

The crowd was large and happy. Lots of vendors selling Trump flags. It’s possible that Antifa types bought some to use later that day.


We ran into people who were at the center of the rally in the Ellipse. They said that it took them an hour to walk out of the massive crowd. We eventually walked towards the White House. You couldn’t get close to it. Lots of boarded-up buildings near the White House.

A group associated with Eric Schmidt is pro BLM.

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Lots of police protecting BLM Plaza. Some things are sacred today.

Antifa types next to BLM plaza. They doubtless have been prosecuted by the DC authorities. That was especially the case when they attacked Rand Paul. /sarc

We left DC around 1:15 and thus did not witness the later events at the Capitol.

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  1. MarciN Member
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    Thank you so much for taking these pictures and posting them. 

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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Thanks for being a voice of sanity today.  Even here on Ricochet, there seems to be a surfeit of hysterics, even from those not known for being hysterical.

    • #2
  3. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    Thank you for sharing yourself.  I am glad that you are well and safe.

    • #3
  4. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather.  Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

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  5. kedavis Member
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    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER?  Then obviously everything is his fault!

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  6. Richard Easton Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

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  7. tigerlily Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

    Hi Richard. Just wondering…do you know if there is a height restriction on buildings in DC? I assume there is or the Trump Hotel would be quite a bit taller than it is.

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  8. Richard Easton Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

    Hi Richard. Just wondering…do you know if there is a height restriction on buildings in DC? I assume there is or the Trump Hotel would be quite a bit taller than it is.

    It’s the old post office building at 14th and Pennsylvania. I’m pretty sure that the exterior is unchanged. Congress in 1910 passed a height limit on buildings in DC.

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  9. Annefy Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

    Hi Richard. Just wondering…do you know if there is a height restriction on buildings in DC? I assume there is or the Trump Hotel would be quite a bit taller than it is.

    That’s the old post Office, which Trump converted to a hotel. I hear it’s lovely 

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  10. Richard Easton Member
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    Annefy (View Comment):

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

    Hi Richard. Just wondering…do you know if there is a height restriction on buildings in DC? I assume there is or the Trump Hotel would be quite a bit taller than it is.

    That’s the old post Office, which Trump converted to a hotel. I hear it’s lovely

    It’s a wonderful building. I haven’t been inside since Trump converted it to a hotel. 

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  11. lowtech redneck Coolidge
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    Thank you for your patriotism, Richard.

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  12. Jules PA Member
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    Here is a youtube showing the best of the Washington DC guests

    Thanks for the pics, and for being our witness. 

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  13. Sisyphus Member
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    Thank you, Richard.

    • #13
  14. Manny Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

    Hi Richard. Just wondering…do you know if there is a height restriction on buildings in DC? I assume there is or the Trump Hotel would be quite a bit taller than it is.

    It’s the old post office building at 14th and Pennsylvania. I’m pretty sure that the exterior is unchanged. Congress in 1910 passed a height limit on buildings in DC.

    I’ve never seen that building before in DC.  The architecture has to be derived from the medieval Palazzo in Florence Italy.

    https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/palazzo-vecchio-in-florence-italy-picture-id928376202

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  15. OkieSailor Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

    Hi Richard. Just wondering…do you know if there is a height restriction on buildings in DC? I assume there is or the Trump Hotel would be quite a bit taller than it is.

    It’s the old post office building at 14th and Pennsylvania. I’m pretty sure that the exterior is unchanged. Congress in 1910 passed a height limit on buildings in DC.

    Nothing taller than the Capitol.

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  16. iWe Coolidge
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    @iWe

    I am proud to say that #3 son was there as well.

    • #16
  17. David March Thatcher
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    Land of Confusion will be interviewing Richard tonight and we should have it posted soon after.

    • #17
  18. Front Seat Cat Member
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    iWe (View Comment):

    I am proud to say that #3 son was there as well.

    What did he experience? Seeing headlines that Antifa stoked the trouble?

    • #18
  19. Vance Richards Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (Biden is compromised) (View Comment):

    I heard that Trump’s speech was too long and kind of boring for the cold weather. Of course, the media portrayed everything Trump did today as a call for violence.

    Wait, Trump gave a speech in COLD WEATHER? Then obviously everything is his fault!

    We heard a few minutes of it broadcast from the Trump Hotel.

    Hi Richard. Just wondering…do you know if there is a height restriction on buildings in DC? I assume there is or the Trump Hotel would be quite a bit taller than it is.

    It’s the old post office building at 14th and Pennsylvania. I’m pretty sure that the exterior is unchanged. Congress in 1910 passed a height limit on buildings in DC.

    It is a beautiful building. The Trump people have a lease, but the tower is still part of the park’s department and you can go up there and get a great view of the city

    • #19
  20. Larmanius Member
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    It really sounds like there was more than one group with more than one agenda, and things went weird after the Trump speech.

    • #20
  21. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    great post, great photos!

    We need to re-imagine security on capitol hill

     

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  22. kedavis Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    great post, great photos!

    We need to re-imagine security on capitol hill

     

    I expect the Dims are working on that already.  There may never be tourists anywhere near the capitol in the future.

    • #22
  23. iWe Coolidge
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    @iWe

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    iWe (View Comment):

    I am proud to say that #3 son was there as well.

    What did he experience? Seeing headlines that Antifa stoked the trouble?

    He enjoyed it. Huge crowds. He saw not a single armed protester (which is not what the media is reporting). He left when tear gassing started and there was a rumor of a bomb threat at Union Station, his way home.

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  24. Richard Easton Member
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    iWe (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    iWe (View Comment):

    I am proud to say that #3 son was there as well.

    What did he experience? Seeing headlines that Antifa stoked the trouble?

    He enjoyed it. Huge crowds. He saw not a single armed protester (which is not what the media is reporting). He left when tear gassing started and there was a rumor of a bomb threat at Union Station, his way home.

    Was he near the Capitol?

    • #24
  25. iWe Coolidge
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    @iWe

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    iWe (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    iWe (View Comment):

    I am proud to say that #3 son was there as well.

    What did he experience? Seeing headlines that Antifa stoked the trouble?

    He enjoyed it. Huge crowds. He saw not a single armed protester (which is not what the media is reporting). He left when tear gassing started and there was a rumor of a bomb threat at Union Station, his way home.

    Was he near the Capitol?

    Yes. He saw people climbing the walls, and it was a good time to leave.

    • #25
  26. Tim H. Member
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    As appalled as I am by the later riot, I’m still frustrated that too many are equating the peaceful protest with the storming of the Capitol.  There are photos circulating of people at the march, with internet types trying to get them fired from their jobs, even though they weren’t (as far as we know) breaking into the Capitol.

    And as much as I dislike Trump, I finally saw a more complete transcript of what he said, and he was explicitly encouraging a peaceful rally, not some storming of the Congress.  It’s one of those weeks where I need to turn off the news and social media, because I’m frustrated with nearly everybody.

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  27. The Reticulator Member
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    Tim H. (View Comment):

    As appalled as I am by the later riot, I’m still frustrated that too many are equating the peaceful protest with the storming of the Capitol. There are photos circulating of people at the march, with internet types trying to get them fired from their jobs, even though they weren’t (as far as we know) breaking into the Capitol.

    And as much as I dislike Trump, I finally saw a more complete transcript of what he said, and he was explicitly encouraging a peaceful rally, not some storming of the Congress. It’s one of those weeks where I need to turn off the news and social media, because I’m frustrated with nearly everybody.

    And now the President-elect is inciting pogroms against Trump supporters.  

    • #27
  28. Jules PA Member
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    Remember, what the left says is a telegraph of what they are actually doing. 

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  29. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    My daughter and I were at the famous Tea Party rally where Breitbart offered ten grand to anyone who could provide a recording of people yelling racial epithets at the three black Congresspeople who were claiming that it happened. It was more like a Fourth of July picnic than anything else. Of course, in their systematic destruction of the Tea Party, the media made it appear to be something else entirely.

    The left has been waiting eagerly for something they could turn into a Reichstag Fire for a long time.

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  30. lowtech redneck Coolidge
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    My daughter and I were at the famous Tea Party rally where Breitbart offered ten grand to anyone who could provide a recording of people yelling racial epithets at the three black Congresspeople who were claiming that it happened. It was more like a Fourth of July picnic than anything else. Of course, in their systematic destruction of the Tea Party, the media made it appear to be something else entirely.

    The left has been waiting eagerly for something they could turn into a Reichstag Fire for a long time.

    The Left and the Establishment Right.

    • #30