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Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:13 PM Aug 2015

Donald Trump rally draws 20,000 white people in mostly black Alabama town

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Source: Daily News Bin

Donald Trump held one of the larger rallies of the 2016 election in Mobile Alabama on Friday night, drawing a crowd that was claimed by attendees to be as large as forty thousand in size, though the half empty venue suggests it may have been closer to twenty thousand people. The outsider candidate for President is currently the republican frontrunner, and is touting the event as a sign that his candidacy – which many in the mainstream consider a joke – is to be taken seriously. He posted a picture of the rally as evidence. One problem: literally everyone in the crowd is white, even though Mobile is a majority black city.

Read more: http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/donald-trump-rally-draws-40000-white-people-in-mostly-black-alabama-town/21791/



What has my country become when people embrace an asshole like Trump?
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Donald Trump rally draws 20,000 white people in mostly black Alabama town (Original Post) Feeling the Bern Aug 2015 OP
Some in This Country Are Just Showing Their "True Colors" with Trump.... LovingA2andMI Aug 2015 #1
But CNN says there were many more....I guess they were too busy counting to notice the racist crowd. Fred Sanders Aug 2015 #2
I was watching it for a bit, and during that time, they had the camera centered on an area... C Moon Aug 2015 #4
Huge rallies guarantee that a primary candidate will come out on top. onehandle Aug 2015 #3
This is the second rich idiot the Republicans have run.... Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2015 #12
I think he draws crowds because he's a novelty.. people want to hear him speak.. n/t secondwind Aug 2015 #5
Everyone loves a train wreck Feeling the Bern Aug 2015 #6
I think they were paid to attend... MrMickeysMom Aug 2015 #21
It's Mobile, Alabama. Pretty dull. Apparently, the beaches are no longer all that attractive JDPriestly Aug 2015 #28
That's a dumb guess. ShrimpPoboy Aug 2015 #30
As far as you know, anyway... MrMickeysMom Aug 2015 #31
Mobile is river town, not a beach town... ensemble Aug 2015 #32
'White Power' Yelled From The Stands In Alabama At Donald Trump's Rally riversedge Aug 2015 #7
Oh.My.Gawd MrMickeysMom Aug 2015 #22
And according to Daily Kos some people were screaming "white power" in the audience kimbutgar Aug 2015 #8
That comes as no surprise. RACISM. jwirr Aug 2015 #9
TRUMP penndragon69 Aug 2015 #10
Senator and Mrs. Sessions on Trump Force One DonViejo Aug 2015 #11
Oh barf! SoapBox Aug 2015 #18
Do you notice the spin on the crowds at Trump rallies is on the headcount? bulloney Aug 2015 #13
Here are two pictures from his visit. David__77 Aug 2015 #14
Just consider it is in the ol state of Alabammie asiliveandbreathe Aug 2015 #15
NBC reporter Katy Tur accused Trump supporters of racist slurs on national TV aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2015 #16
"What has my country become when people embrace an asshole like Trump?" < The one we created by jtuck004 Aug 2015 #17
Totally! SoapBox Aug 2015 #19
+1 navarth Aug 2015 #20
20,000?! Don't underestimate the danger of this novelty act, then. Beartracks Aug 2015 #23
If Trump gets the nomination ... LannyDeVaney Aug 2015 #26
I agrree. There is a lot of anger and desperation in this country. JDPriestly Aug 2015 #29
I caught a few minutes of it and did notice that the audience was kind of pale looking. 4lbs Aug 2015 #24
Santorum won in '12 in Alabama LannyDeVaney Aug 2015 #25
I saw one black person in the crowd behind him and maybe 2 who were Latino SummerSnow Aug 2015 #27
Locking thread. TexasTowelie Aug 2015 #33

LovingA2andMI

(7,006 posts)
1. Some in This Country Are Just Showing Their "True Colors" with Trump....
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:19 PM
Aug 2015

Fred Sanders

(23,946 posts)
2. But CNN says there were many more....I guess they were too busy counting to notice the racist crowd.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:22 PM
Aug 2015

in a near majority black area?

Yes, just an oversight by not completely neutral and not GOP-loving at all free press!

And don't you dare to criticize the messaging of the mass media and get things all of the script of encouraging racism and giving oxygen to a co fired racist and xenophobic that wants to imprison 11million people.

But only the "undesireables", so you white immigrants like Trump's immigrant mother can relax.

C Moon

(12,207 posts)
4. I was watching it for a bit, and during that time, they had the camera centered on an area...
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:33 PM
Aug 2015

where the only non-white person was standing in the crowd facing the camera. Some diversity. 1 non-white person surrounded by hundreds of white people.

onehandle

(51,122 posts)
3. Huge rallies guarantee that a primary candidate will come out on top.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:24 PM
Aug 2015

Just ask President Nader and President Dean.

 

Spitfire of ATJ

(32,723 posts)
12. This is the second rich idiot the Republicans have run....
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:07 PM
Aug 2015

They honestly worship wealth. They think rich people are literally "blessed". "The Donald" has the potential to fill the role the Conservative Movement has lacked for a long time. A guy with charisma they can shove in front of the cameras.

secondwind

(16,903 posts)
5. I think he draws crowds because he's a novelty.. people want to hear him speak.. n/t
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:46 PM
Aug 2015
 

Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
6. Everyone loves a train wreck
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:58 PM
Aug 2015

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
21. I think they were paid to attend...
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 04:09 PM
Aug 2015

Either that, or there's far less entertainment around these day for a good ole racist family night out.

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
28. It's Mobile, Alabama. Pretty dull. Apparently, the beaches are no longer all that attractive
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:26 PM
Aug 2015

since the Gulf BP spill. I"m just guessing.

ShrimpPoboy

(301 posts)
30. That's a dumb guess.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 07:16 PM
Aug 2015

The beaches are fine.

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
31. As far as you know, anyway...
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 07:19 PM
Aug 2015

ensemble

(164 posts)
32. Mobile is river town, not a beach town...
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 09:27 PM
Aug 2015

and now that school is starting for the fall, beach season is winding down.
Judging by the Friday traffic on I-10 this summer, a lot of beach goers this year.

riversedge

(69,994 posts)
7. 'White Power' Yelled From The Stands In Alabama At Donald Trump's Rally
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:00 PM
Aug 2015


FreakOutNation ?@FreakOutNation 4m4 minutes ago

'White Power' Yelled From The Stands In Alabama At Donald Trump's Rally http://freakoutnation.com/2015/08/white-power-yelled-from-the-stands-in-alabama-at-donald-trumps-rally/

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
22. Oh.My.Gawd
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 04:12 PM
Aug 2015

No wonder I was hearing the comparison to "final solution" recently. Very obviously who THAT crowd was…

Maybe I'm wrong and you DON'T have to pay them… Is this the crowd they get at regular KKK meetings?

kimbutgar

(21,018 posts)
8. And according to Daily Kos some people were screaming "white power" in the audience
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:00 PM
Aug 2015

That's all you need to know about who Trimp supporters are. When Trump did the birther thing I knew he was a racist.

jwirr

(39,215 posts)
9. That comes as no surprise. RACISM.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:04 PM
Aug 2015
 

penndragon69

(788 posts)
10. TRUMP
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:05 PM
Aug 2015

buys his white supporters by the BUSS LOAD.

DonViejo

(60,536 posts)
11. Senator and Mrs. Sessions on Trump Force One
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:06 PM
Aug 2015


At @realDonaldTrump rally people holding "Trump/Sessions 2016" signs. Sessions applauded Trump's immigration plan.

SoapBox

(18,791 posts)
18. Oh barf!
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:46 PM
Aug 2015

I think it's the TeaTerrorist crowd...the are so filled with hate, it must be them.

bulloney

(4,113 posts)
13. Do you notice the spin on the crowds at Trump rallies is on the headcount?
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:08 PM
Aug 2015

I saw the aerial photo of the venue and the stadium was only about half full.

Now, if this was a Sanders rally, would the media talking heads rave that he drew 20,000, or piss and moan that the stadium was only half-full - if they even acknowledge the Sanders rally?

David__77

(23,310 posts)
14. Here are two pictures from his visit.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:36 PM
Aug 2015


asiliveandbreathe

(8,203 posts)
15. Just consider it is in the ol state of Alabammie
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:38 PM
Aug 2015

redneck redneck - nutties.....Matt Taibbi has a great article for the Rolling Stone re: trumps tapping into the segment of society that is bigoted and hateful and it just isn't funny anymore....

There are more of us than there are of them....your job, if you choose to do it - get voters registered, get them to the polls...and never take your eye off the ball...the SCOTUS is too damn important!

aint_no_life_nowhere

(21,925 posts)
16. NBC reporter Katy Tur accused Trump supporters of racist slurs on national TV
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:05 PM
Aug 2015

Sorry if this is from a weirdo website but I saw her yesterday saying this on MSNBC and have looked high and low for this segment. She suggested it's from every trump rally, not just the one yesterday.

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jtuck004

(15,882 posts)
17. "What has my country become when people embrace an asshole like Trump?" < The one we created by
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:11 PM
Aug 2015

listening to infiltrators telling Democrats they needed to work with Republicans to get things done, instead of continuing to fight for the damn pony.

SoapBox

(18,791 posts)
19. Totally!
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:49 PM
Aug 2015

No more crossing the aisle to compromise.

navarth

(5,927 posts)
20. +1
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 04:08 PM
Aug 2015

with ya on this...all the way

Beartracks

(12,780 posts)
23. 20,000?! Don't underestimate the danger of this novelty act, then.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 04:13 PM
Aug 2015

You can be disgusted, derogatory, or dismissive, but the fact of the matter is a LOT of people are flocking to his candidacy. Does that validate his positions? No. But does it make him a real political force? Yes. At least for the moment.

If Trump doesn't get the nomination but his supporters retain a lot of momentum to influence the GOP candidate in the general election, then... what will that mean?

On the other hand, given what we've seen so far -- what if Trump DOES get the nomination?

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LannyDeVaney

(1,033 posts)
26. If Trump gets the nomination ...
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:04 PM
Aug 2015

Mrs. Clinton's victory will make Obama's victory in '12 look like a "nail biter".

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
29. I agrree. There is a lot of anger and desperation in this country.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:32 PM
Aug 2015

I was talking to another person this morning in her late 50s, early 60s, no money and looking for a job. There aren't many if any jobs. It's a terrible situation.

The employment numbers do not capture what I am hearing and seeing out there. It's quite shocking to me. I realize that my experience is anecdotal, but it is so striking to me that so many fear for their jobs or have lost their jobs while the statistics look OK that I wonder what is wrong.

Also, bank interest rates are very low. That suggests to me that small businesses are not doing well or that banks are heavily invested in more lucrative things like derivatives. I could be wrong. Some banks charge small savers just to store their money.

I don't think our economy is nearly as good as we are told, and the Trump numbers reflect the fear and anger about it.

4lbs

(6,821 posts)
24. I caught a few minutes of it and did notice that the audience was kind of pale looking.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:23 PM
Aug 2015

EDIT:

Any minorities there probably thought the Crimson Tide was having a scrimmage. Boy, were they disappointed!

 

LannyDeVaney

(1,033 posts)
25. Santorum won in '12 in Alabama
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:04 PM
Aug 2015

Usually the evangelical guy wins Alabama, I'm surprised Huckeby isn't polling better. I know lots of my older family members are Trump supporters in Alabama. Crazy.

SummerSnow

(12,608 posts)
27. I saw one black person in the crowd behind him and maybe 2 who were Latino
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:21 PM
Aug 2015

TexasTowelie

(111,787 posts)
33. Locking thread.
Sat Aug 22, 2015, 10:22 PM
Aug 2015

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