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Trump supporters gather on NC Capitol lawn

Posted February 27

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— A group gathered on the south lawn of the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh Monday in support of President Donald Trump.

Event organizers said the "Spirit of America Rally" will begin with an opening prayer followed by the pledge of allegiance and the singing of the national anthem. After the introduction, multiple speakers will discuss topics including "life in the new age of media distrust" and how citizens can support the president, laws and communities.

"This is a grassroots movement to push back the illusion that the majority of America is outraged at the current administration," the event page reads. "In light of the recent protests against the president we will be showing support."

Bottled water and iced tea will be served at the event, and handouts will include a pocket-sized Constitution and a life-sized replica of the Declaration of Independence along with various flags, posters and bumper stickers.

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  • Xander Bogaerts Feb 28, 8:09 a.m.
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    What happened to the other comments? There were at least 13 comments last night, now only 4?

  • James Henderson Feb 27, 4:59 p.m.
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    Who thinks it is O.K. to destroyed government property, or O.K.to was given debate questions ahead of time, or O.K.to married to a sexual predator?

  • Carl Keehn Feb 27, 12:43 p.m.
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    "This is a grassroots movement to push back the illusion that the majority of America is outraged at the current administration," the event page reads. "In light of the recent protests against the president we will be showing support."

    Bottled water and iced tea will be served at the event, and handouts will include a pocket-sized Constitution and a life-sized replica of the Declaration of Independence along with various flags, posters and bumper stickers.

    Rather than "grass roots," this sounds like another astroturf gathering.

  • Wendy Banner Feb 27, 12:27 p.m.
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    Looks like the group didn't do a good job getting the word out. I hadn't heard anything about it and I follow several local conservative social media sites. Too bad.

  • Ev Hervey Feb 27, 11:58 a.m.
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    At 11:57 AM. 13 confirmed "going". Yep, that sounds about right.