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Conservatives rally in downtown Raleigh in support of Donald Trump

Posted March 4

— Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon in Downtown Raleigh at a rally for President Donald Trump. They said they are defending the president from what they see as relentless scorn.

The event had the feel of a campaign rally, complete with protesters.

Today's rally featured several speakers, including leaders of the North Carolina Republican Party.

The four-hour rally, described as a grassroots event, went off peacefully.

“He needs support because they are attaching him from everywhere — attacks, attacks, attacks,” Dahlia Glover said.

The rally took place in Halifax Mall at the North Carolina State Legislative Building. In an announcement about the rally, the NCGOP encouraged people to wear red and bring homemade posters to show their support for the president.

“I think a lot of people just need to humble themselves and be educated. Donald Trump is bringing so much Grace to the table,” Apostle Wiggins said.

Protesters stood behind the rally and blew horns to distract the crowd and speakers.

“I mean, he’s fighting against the media. He’s fighting against immigrants, he’s singling out people,” Marcia Everette said.

“I will resist. He may be the president of this country. He’s not my president. I don’t see him as my president,” Mike Gould.

From Colorado's state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Trump on Saturday, waving "Deplorables for Trump" signs and even carrying a life-size cutout of the president.

The March 4 Trump demonstrations were planned around the country, and supporters clashed with generally smaller groups of counter protesters.

"We're gonna take our country back and we're gonna establish borders and have legal immigration and law and order," said Cherie Francis, of Cary. "And if you're against all that, then you should be afraid. Cause we're going to take the country in the direction it should be going, instead of the direction it has been going for at least the last 16 years."

Republicans from state and local government spoke at the Raleigh rally.

State senator Ron Rabin, R-Harnett, spoke to the crowd, denouncing critics of the president.

He also said Democrats in Congress who resist the president are inciting people to rebellion.

“He is the president, and he deserves the honor and respect of the office,” Senator Ron Rabin said.

“By their action or resistance, they are committing seditious acts, and guess what follows that? If that’s not high crimes and misdemeanors, I don’t know what is,” Rabin said.


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  • Chris Emerson Mar 10, 2017
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    Thank you everyone who turned out for this!

    Anyone know what group/Facebook page hosted this? Not sure if I could have made it but would have if I could! #MAGA people!!

  • Brenda Lawrence Mar 5, 2017
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    Stacie Haywood Your comment cannot be improved upon IMO. 🏆

  • Brenda Lawrence Mar 5, 2017
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    Looks like a biker rally!

  • George Orwell Mar 5, 2017
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    The Fake Orwell posted that one, BTW. Easy way to remember is that Orwell is a Liberal and a Socialist. Cheers!

  • James Henderson Mar 5, 2017
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    Thanks for making your position clear, that being referred to as feminine ("Omama?") is an insult, and that promoting lies (like insinuating Obama is Muslim) is O.K.

  • George Orwell Mar 5, 2017
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    Hard to support a so-called leader who spouts gibberish in lieu of cogent thoughts, and stocks his swamp with White Supremacists and criminals like himself. No respect for any of these people, especially for the groping Predator-In-Chief.

  • Linda Tally Mar 5, 2017
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    The only person who can protect Trump from the relentless scorn is Trump. He won't, I'm probably not going to actively resist the creature, but I sure will laugh at him. Scorn, yep. Lots of it.

  • James Lewis Mar 4, 2017
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    And Israel could drive the Arabs into the Persian Gulf and it would be perfectly fine cause we don't need countries and borders.That wouldn't make the world a hugely violent place or anything.Borders prevent war

  • Jeffrey Derry Mar 4, 2017
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    doesn't really matter whether we like him or not you support the man in the chair, not fond of Obama however respected the man and his office, we all need to do the same for Trump and hopes that he does what is best for America

  • Tom Baker Mar 4, 2017
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    I am glad that the rally had at least more listeners than speakers. I see the low turnout as a reflection of the dismal approval ratings for Trump. There is a reason why lost the popular vote handsomely.