I attended the Donald Trump rally in Spokane on May 7. Trump stayed in the hotel directly across the street. The streets were blocked for more than an hour for his motorcade to drive across the street. Trump stepped on stage 50 minutes late. He immediately proclaimed to the few thousand present that there were “over 10,000” people there and that people lined up for “over eight hours” and that people “are still pouring in.” There was no wait to get in, and there was no one still “pouring in.”
Immediately after this exaggeration, he asked jovially “are there any protesters here? I love protesters.” A hand went up in the center of the crowd and Trump immediately put on a face of rage and screamed “get him outta here!” Then he said “wait, move away so the news cameras can focus on the only protester instead of me.” The few with anti-Trump signs never held them up, I think out of fear. The incident seemed staged.
Next he ranted about China, Mexico and finally a seemingly never-ending rant against Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush. “Hail to the Chief” played when he departed. The epitome of evil and arrogance.