Anti-establishment presidential candidate Donald Trump made a visit to Alabama on Friday to the delight of thousands of adoring supporters as he continued to take his message directly to the people in defiance of the so-called experts. Trump brought down the house for up to 30,000 American voters in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium in another sign that he isn’t going away anytime soon – much to the dismay of the snobs in the elite political class and the corrupt media that protects them.
Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions didn’t call them the “crazies” unlike the decrepit old bastard John McCain did when Trump drew thousands to a speech in Phoenix last month when he insulted ordinary Americans who are sick and tired of careerist, status quo politicians like himself. The rally should be a sign to that rotten to the core status quo that as the legendary Bob Dylan sang “the times they are a changin’”.
Trump’s Alabama rally is reported on by CNN in the story “30,000 turn out for Trump’s Alabama pep rally”:
Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength.
Over an hour of often rambling remarks, the New York businessman reveled in the crowd size while he offered them his usual menu of patriotic pledges and carefree criticism of the media, his opponents and political correctness that he said his crowd similarly despised.
“We’ve gotten an amazing reception,” Trump said as he began his remarks, turning his back to the podium at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium and pointing to the rafters behind him. “Has this been crazy? Man!”
The event had the trappings of a big Friday night high school match-up. Trump flew by the stadium in his private jet shortly before 6 p.m., doing a loop around the arena before landing. The fly-by was announced over the stadium’s loudspeaker to cheers.
The event was previously planned to be held at the nearby Civic Center but was moved to the 43,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium — a venue normally home to high school football games — to accommodate the crowd. The City of Mobile confirmed late Friday that 30,000 people attended.
“It was one of the greatest events Mobile ever put on aside from Mardi Gras,” said Colby Cooper, Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s chief of staff.
Trump — whose victory in national and early-state polls is no longer a surprise — has in recent weeks taken steps to quickly professionalize his political operation. And his event at a stadium that each year hosts college football’s Senior Bowl was an effort to assemble the grandest show of force yet.
While the drive by shooters in the bought and paid for media are quick to point out that Trump didn’t fill the stadium to capacity and have provided varying accounts of how many people showed up, they are baffled and like the legend of King Canute are incapable of holding back the tide. Politico was quick to bash Trump with a snotty column comparing him to the late George Wallace but that is par for the course. Trump’s decision to start working the deep south while the rest of the field focuses on Iowa and New Hampshire shows the advantages of having his own money and not being dependent on the agendas of donors, consultants and pollsters. That is what a good many Americans find to be a damned refreshing departure from a system that has failed us all so abysmally for so long now.
The Trump revolution continues to pick up steam while all of the others are still trying to get out of first gear.