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dalton99a

(82,373 posts)
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:49 AM Jan 2021

Mary Trump on why Trump is visiting Alamo, Texas

Last edited Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:19 AM - Edit history (1)

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/12/mary-trump-alamo-visit-cpt-sot-vpx.cnn

President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, tells CNN's Chris Cuomo that Trump is "undoubtedly" visiting Alamo, Texas, to invoke the symbolism behind the historic battle that happened there.

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He is visiting some random town on the border named Alamo.

The real Alamo is the old church in San Antonio, which doesn't want him.

But his cult is too lazy to find out.







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Mary Trump on why Trump is visiting Alamo, Texas (Original Post) dalton99a Jan 2021 OP
Maybe he'll speak at the Four Seasons Kitchari Jan 2021 #1
How about Dave in VA Jan 2021 #5
Alamo beer?? Alacritous Crier Jan 2021 #18
What's next? greymattermom Jan 2021 #2
Zounds. DemoTex Jan 2021 #3
Maybe he'll go to Alamo Rent-a-Car klook Jan 2021 #4
Told my wife at dinner gibraltar72 Jan 2021 #6
His cult is not the only ones too lazy to find out. cwydro Jan 2021 #7
Maybe you should write to each and every one of them Bradshaw3 Jan 2021 #32
Or maybe it's so plainly obvious that people felt it wasn't even mysterious Mike 03 Jan 2021 #35
I suspected this. He hits two birds with one stone Quixote1818 Jan 2021 #8
Seriesly!1 --- wants to go out with mocking raucous guffaws at him?111 UTUSN Jan 2021 #9
"happened there" - uh, et tu Ms Mary?! UTUSN Jan 2021 #28
The BATTLE OF THE ALAMO happened at the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas. Not Alamo, Texas. dalton99a Jan 2021 #10
I remember that Texas was stolen from Mexico by Cyrano Jan 2021 #13
I've been to the real Alamo, as many Americans have FakeNoose Jan 2021 #16
It's changed. It's full of oath keeper types now LeftInTX Jan 2021 #20
A mostly empty building when I was there 4 years ago Retrograde Jan 2021 #24
A few things happened recently: LeftInTX Jan 2021 #27
Did you get to see the basement? ironflange Jan 2021 #30
+ FakeNoose Jan 2021 #31
Nixon did this shit in his last days. roamer65 Jan 2021 #11
Bad Axe? Retrograde Jan 2021 #25
Yup that area of MI. roamer65 Jan 2021 #36
Does Trump know everyone at the Alamo died? Dread Pirate Roberts Jan 2021 #12
Trump knows very little. Caliman73 Jan 2021 #23
Ha ha, have been watching F Troop tinymontgomery Jan 2021 #26
He doesn't even know that the Alamo isn't in Alamo. nt. Mariana Jan 2021 #34
Yep! He's speaking in code to "his people", again... kentuck Jan 2021 #14
He's going there to stand in front of a part of his dumb fucking wall. After everything, he wants jpljr77 Jan 2021 #15
LOCK HIM UP NOW! Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 #17
It isn't random, but it is contrived to deceive. Caliman73 Jan 2021 #19
+1 dalton99a Jan 2021 #21
Some Newsperson need to call Bullshit BlueIdaho Jan 2021 #22
The Four Seasons? Will they spare no expense? nt rgbecker Jan 2021 #29
This may be Trumps chance to run. PurgedVoter Jan 2021 #33
Viva Max! ThoughtCriminal Jan 2021 #37
I'm surprised he never took Ivanka to visit Intercourse, PA. n/t Dagstead Bumwood Jan 2021 #38
Or that little village in Austria dalton99a Jan 2021 #39

Alacritous Crier

(3,883 posts)
18. Alamo beer??
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:31 PM
Jan 2021

Maybe he'll stop by the alley in Arlen an have a cold Alamo with the boys...??



Although I'm not sure he'd be welcome.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
7. His cult is not the only ones too lazy to find out.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:58 AM
Jan 2021

Numerous posters here have shown complete indifference and non- awareness of this fact.

Bradshaw3

(7,702 posts)
32. Maybe you should write to each and every one of them
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:00 PM
Jan 2021

And share your vast knowledge with them so they can meet your standards.

Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
35. Or maybe it's so plainly obvious that people felt it wasn't even mysterious
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:11 PM
Jan 2021

enough to make a post about?

Quixote1818

(29,569 posts)
8. I suspected this. He hits two birds with one stone
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:02 AM
Jan 2021

Talk about the wall and wink to his cult about violence.

UTUSN

(71,344 posts)
9. Seriesly!1 --- wants to go out with mocking raucous guffaws at him?111
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:02 AM
Jan 2021

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FakeNoose

(33,935 posts)
16. I've been to the real Alamo, as many Americans have
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:21 AM
Jan 2021

The history of the place is impressive and memorable. However the Alamo Memorial is a simple museum (preserved Spanish-style mission) that is in no way grand or gaudy. Chump would probably turn his nose up at it. He'd surely call it a dump, and then he'd move on to some glittering hotel in Houston or Dallas that has 2-story escalators.


Retrograde

(10,318 posts)
24. A mostly empty building when I was there 4 years ago
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:34 PM
Jan 2021

The museum was a separate building. The Alamo itself was reconstructed over the years (the facade is not original).

There's a string of other missions around San Antonio: a local told me they were more interesting than the Alamo, and that the city ran a free bus service to them and other tourist sites. One of them is still in use as a Catholic church: there's an arrangement between the US Park Service and the church that the latter maintains the active churches while the former maintains the grounds and exhibits. And they acknowledge that people lived in the area before the Americans tried to take over.

LeftInTX

(27,297 posts)
27. A few things happened recently:
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 02:05 PM
Jan 2021

The Alamo itself was taken over by the Texas Land Commissioner due to infrastructure issues. (About 5 years ago)
The City of San Antonio along with the Land Commissioner came up with plans for renovating Alamo Plaza.

To open up the space they were going to move this large monument called the cenotaph...the Oath Keepers and all those crazies started to move in around that time to protect the cenotaph.

Then in 2017, came Charlottesville and a confederate statute at a place called Travis Park..(About 2 miles away) The city decided to move the confederate monument. (I know it doesn't have anything to do with the Alamo, but these yahoos think it does and they were already mad about the cenotaph)

Then George Floyd happens, BLM and white nationalists clash on Alamo Plaza. The white nationalists rally around the cenotaph.

In 2020 the state said the cenotaph could not be moved.



The Oath Keepers, White Nationalists are there to protect the cenotaph and not the Alamo.

https://www.tpr.org/2020-09-22/texas-historical-commission-denies-request-to-relocate-alamos-cenotaph-monument

https://texasscorecard.com/local/after-citizen-outcry-state-votes-to-keep-alamo-cenotaph-monument-on-battlefield/

roamer65

(36,826 posts)
11. Nixon did this shit in his last days.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:05 AM
Jan 2021

Started visiting hole in the wall places that wouldn’t protest him. He visited my hometown rural area in MI in April 1974.

Retrograde

(10,318 posts)
25. Bad Axe?
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:36 PM
Jan 2021

I was living in Michigan at the time. IIRC, he got a biggish crowd (they didn't see presidents often in those places), got some polite applause, and then when off and voted against the candidates he endorsed.

roamer65

(36,826 posts)
36. Yup that area of MI.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 05:36 PM
Jan 2021

He was campaigning for Rep Bob Traxler’s opponent.

Bob Traxler was the Democrat and he trounced the Repuke.

Dread Pirate Roberts

(1,900 posts)
12. Does Trump know everyone at the Alamo died?
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:08 AM
Jan 2021

Well, except for Duffy from F-Troop. "There we were, me and Davy, shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall".

Caliman73

(11,767 posts)
23. Trump knows very little.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:59 PM
Jan 2021

He relies on the emotional weight of the symbol to perpetuate his lies. The Alamo, although mythologized in American History, was actually a bunch of Texans, defying the lawful order of the Mexican government to either give up their slaves or leave the territory. It wasn't a heroic stand against an invading horde. It was the Mexican army trying to push out the invading horde.

All Trump knows is that "Remember the Alamo" was a bigoted battle cry depicting Mexicans as "other" and evil. What he knows is that his supporters are likely as ignorant of the actual history as he is.

tinymontgomery

(2,593 posts)
26. Ha ha, have been watching F Troop
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:39 PM
Jan 2021

Ha ha, have been watching F Troop in the afternoon lately. Glad to see
someone else watches the show.

kentuck

(111,544 posts)
14. Yep! He's speaking in code to "his people", again...
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:12 AM
Jan 2021

He's defending the Alamo and he needs their help.

jpljr77

(1,004 posts)
15. He's going there to stand in front of a part of his dumb fucking wall. After everything, he wants
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:18 AM
Jan 2021

his legacy to be one of racism, division and contempt for anyone viewed as "not American enough."

Caliman73

(11,767 posts)
19. It isn't random, but it is contrived to deceive.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:40 PM
Jan 2021

I said this in a post yesterday. "Like everything Trump, this is a knock off. The town of Alamo is actually a nod to the Alamo Mission in San Antonio. Like you said however, Trump likely could not get San Antonio officials to okay using the actual Alamo as a backdrop and likely feared massive protest from San Antonians so he chose Alamo Texas, a town of about 20,000 people, mostly White, along the border, to make his "last stand".

He is an idiot, but his followers are even bigger idiots.

PurgedVoter

(2,274 posts)
33. This may be Trumps chance to run.
Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:02 PM
Jan 2021

He probably has a bundle of secrets on him to hand over to Putin's men when they take him. I expect they will take the bundle and drop him off a few miles east of South Padre Island.

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