If you follow CNN and MSNBC, you’d think that Trump would be speaking to a vacant room or a bitter arena packed with shouting protesters. But the people here were cheering in unison, smiles beaming from their faces.
Evansville’s Ford Center arena could hold 11,000 people. By the time I and thousands of others made it to the mouth of the building, we were told that the arena had reached its peak capacity. Instead of packing up and heading home, everyone outside turned to the big screen, awaiting the President of the United States.
As I looked around, this was unlike anything else I'd seen in politics. This was a movement of historical proportions, a movement that couldn’t be denied. These people hadn’t begrudgingly voted for the lesser of two evils and moved on with their lives. So many people here were proud of their President, proud of the direction their country was heading. They were here tonight, nearly two years after the election, to cheer on a President that had brought on so many positive results with the economy and foreign policy. Yes, the President had signed a bill cutting taxes for Americans across the income spectrum. Yes, the President had destroyed the Obamacare fine that once burdened the poor and working class with outrageous taxes. Yes, Trump was renegotiating America’s trade deals, bringing back jobs and money to the United States, and giving the American people more opportunities.
Since the election, the mainstream media has repeatedly told us that this President is dividing the Nation, that he was nothing but a misogynistic, racist, xenophobe. I saw none of that here. People of all ages, race, and both genders were here, and they were proud of their country. As Trump explained: women, men, and all the minorities were enjoying the lowest unemployment rates in decades. The steel and coal workers of Indiana were crying tears of joy, thanking Trump for implementing national policies that brought their industries back to life.
I talked to business owners who were finally starting to see a reprieve after many of the regulations and Obamacare taxes were cut. I talked to people of all ages who were proud that this President was taking on the crime, the rapists, murderers, pedophiles, dictators, swindlers, and terrorists of the world. They were glad he stood by ICE, one of the toughest law enforcement groups in the country. They were glad he wanted a secure border, tough vetting for immigrants, and a safer country. These were reasonable, rational Americans who want the best for America.
Yet somewhere off in the background, I heard yelling. As I waded my way through the crowd, I saw a place where a small group of antagonists were “protesting.” As they shouted violent threats at the calm, collected majority, I began to wonder, “How does this violent behavior change anyone’s mind?” These weren't just protesters. Some were violent provocateurs. A couple of arrests were made. The police instructed us to stay clear of them, knowing what this small group of animals were capable of. It was so evident now: the lunatic left is dividing this Nation, not Trump.
So we moved along, heads held high, proud of our country, proud that the President supports a free, independent press. I saw InfoWars pass by and gave them two thumbs up. They were recently censored by the tech giants Google, Facebook, etc., but InfoWars was here, still going strong, giving a more accurate picture of what is going on in America’s heartland.
It felt good to be in the energy of people who are proud of their country again. It felt good to stand up for what’s right.