DaTechGuy at the Donald Trump Event Pt 3: Donald in his own words

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DaTechGuy at the Donald Trump Event Pt 3: Donald in his own words

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The final part of a three part piece on the Don­ald Trump event in Derry. Part one: The Pros and Semi Pros is here, Part 2: The Peo­ple, is here.

By the time I was done with the other inter­views the press room was full
IMG_0290 The still cam­eras were every­where, Fox was set up for their 6 PM news cast and fami­lar faces from local to national media were every­where to be seen.

I spent my time copy­ing my video to the lap­top and I had an inter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tion with a pho­tog­ra­pher who was prepar­ing to stand on a chair next to me for the best pos­si­ble angle, on how free­lance pho­tog­ra­phy works. Since there was no access to the wire­less net­work of the school and it turned out even wired the school’s secu­rity blocked me out (which speaks well for the school actu­ally) upload­ing would have to wait. By the time we got the 10 minute warn­ing my best cam­era was on my mono­pod, new bat­ter­ies were in the backup cam­era and I had my micro­phone set up record­ing in audac­ity, although because there was no sound sys­tem it turned out I didn’t pick up much sound.

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When Mr. Trump came in he went right to ques­tions and it was clearly appar­ent that the press corps was loaded for bear.

As you might know I gen­er­ally don’t like to oper­ate in the press scrum. They tend to basi­cally hunt like wolves try­ing to tear down a bear and you have to fight to get in a question.

The first ques­tion was what to ask? On my way to a venue a per­son asked me to inquire about Trump as Com­man­der in Chief but Fox’s Iraq ques­tion han­dled that to some degree. Fur­ther while I’d like to talk to Mr. Trump about appoint­ments, since a Pres­i­dent needs to del­e­gate to a large degree, the set­ting was not con­ducive for the proper follow-​up that ques­tion would entail.

So I decided to use the inter­views I con­ducted ear­lier as a basis for the ques­tion I’d try to ask. As the ques­tions seemed to be all about knock­ing down it would be an excel­lent contrast.

As for get­ting the ques­tion as Mr. Trump had never met me rais­ing a hand wouldn’t do, so I found the only way to hope to get a ques­tion is was to just ask it with­out stop­ping in the hope he would take it

He Did

The bad news was I was forced to use my backup cam­era as the lithium ion bat­tery on my pri­mary one was so low it started shut­ting off. The good news was Mr. Trump was so shocked at get­ting a ques­tion that was not intended to be an attack that he actu­ally com­mented on it:

I love that ques­tion, What a good guy. Who are you?” then point­ing to one of the reporters in the front. “Why can’t you ask me a ques­tion like that?”

After Mr. Trump fin­ished we were led to the main room. To my knowl­edge I wasn’t guar­an­teed a spot there but as soon as I packed up I fol­lowed along, to the main hall. It was packed:

The press was in a few rec­tan­gu­lar areas between the two sec­tions. With my pri­mary cam­era down I fig­ured other than his entrance I’d save my other shots for the Q & A and spoke a bit to some of the peo­ple I’d inter­viewed. When he entered the crowd went wild.

While Trump threw some heavy punches at the press the speech was pretty much the same speech he’s been giv­ing so I fig­ured the main event would be the Q & A so I recorded the first question

But I didn’t like the shot, you couldn’t really see him well so what I did instead was use my USB Micro­phone to record the audio of the rest of the speech, here. Because of he excel­lent sound sys­tem although I was far from the stage it came in clear.

There was a rush toward the stage but unfor­tu­nately for me that’s when I noticed my car keys miss­ing. In the end I was able to find them in a dif­fer­ent build­ing but by that time Trump had left the building.

It will be inter­est­ing to see what hap­pens with his next event in the state? Will it draw a dif­fer­ent audi­ence, will famil­iar polit­i­cal faces (that I didn’t see many of here) show up, or will it basi­cally be “Trump Groupies”

If it’s the for­mer then there is no rea­son to think Trump has reached his ceil­ing, if it’s the 2nd then it will mean a par­a­digm shift, if it’s the lat­ter than Trump has a ceil­ing and he will have to be clever to par­lay that to the nomination.

What­ever the result it won’t be boring.

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The only pay I get for any of this comes from you. My annual goal is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nom­i­nal liv­ing doing this.

For a Don­ald Trump the 22K that would cover my expenses for the and the extra $10K that would pay for the roof, car, floor kitchen and bath­room repairs that I had to put on plas­tic would be noth­ing and if my traf­fic was the size of a Drudge get­ting enough peo­ple to kick in to cover those bills would likely not be an issue.

But I have to take things as they are so if you like what you see here includ­ing my paid writ­ers like Tim Imholt, Fausta Wertz, Pat Austin et/​al and have a lit­tle extra you can spare. I’d appre­ci­ate it if you would hit DaTipJar





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The final part of a three part piece on the Donald Trump event in Derry. Part one: The Pros and Semi Pros is here, Part 2: The People, is here.

By the time I was done with the other interviews the press room was full
IMG_0290 The still cameras were everywhere, Fox was set up for their 6 PM news cast and familar faces from local to national media were everywhere to be seen.

I spent my time copying my video to the laptop and I had an interesting conversation with a photographer who was preparing to stand on a chair next to me for the best possible angle, on how freelance photography works. Since there was no access to the wireless network of the school and it turned out even wired the school’s security blocked me out (which speaks well for the school actually) uploading would have to wait. By the time we got the 10 minute warning my best camera was on my monopod, new batteries were in the backup camera and I had my microphone set up recording in audacity, although because there was no sound system it turned out I didn’t pick up much sound.

IMG_0306

When Mr. Trump came in he went right to questions and it was clearly apparent that the press corps was loaded for bear.

As you might know I generally don’t like to operate in the press scrum. They tend to basically hunt like wolves trying to tear down a bear and you have to fight to get in a question.

The first question was what to ask? On my way to a venue a person asked me to inquire about Trump as Commander in Chief but Fox’s Iraq question handled that to some degree. Further while I’d like to talk to Mr. Trump about appointments, since a President needs to delegate to a large degree, the setting was not conducive for the proper follow-up that question would entail.

So I decided to use the interviews I conducted earlier as a basis for the question I’d try to ask. As the questions seemed to be all about knocking down it would be an excellent contrast.

As for getting the question as Mr. Trump had never met me raising a hand wouldn’t do, so I found the only way to hope to get a question is was to just ask it without stopping in the hope he would take it

He Did

The bad news was I was forced to use my backup camera as the lithium ion battery on my primary one was so low it started shutting off. The good news was Mr. Trump was so shocked at getting a question that was not intended to be an attack that he actually commented on it:

“I love that question, What a good guy. Who are you?” then pointing to one of the reporters in the front. “Why can’t you ask me a question like that?”

After Mr. Trump finished we were led to the main room. To my knowledge I wasn’t guaranteed a spot there but as soon as I packed up I followed along, to the main hall. It was packed:

The press was in a few rectangular areas between the two sections. With my primary camera down I figured other than his entrance I’d save my other shots for the Q & A and spoke a bit to some of the people I’d interviewed. When he entered the crowd went wild.

While Trump threw some heavy punches at the press the speech was pretty much the same speech he’s been giving so I figured the main event would be the Q & A so I recorded the first question

But I didn’t like the shot, you couldn’t really see him well so what I did instead was use my USB Microphone to record the audio of the rest of the speech, here. Because of he excellent sound system although I was far from the stage it came in clear.

There was a rush toward the stage but unfortunately for me that’s when I noticed my car keys missing. In the end I was able to find them in a different building but by that time Trump had left the building.

It will be interesting to see what happens with his next event in the state? Will it draw a different audience, will familiar political faces (that I didn’t see many of here) show up, or will it basically be “Trump Groupies”

If it’s the former then there is no reason to think Trump has reached his ceiling, if it’s the 2nd then it will mean a paradigm shift, if it’s the latter than Trump has a ceiling and he will have to be clever to parlay that to the nomination.

Whatever the result it won’t be boring.

*********************************************************************

The only pay I get for any of this comes from you. My annual goal is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nominal living doing this.

For a Donald Trump the 22K that would cover my expenses for the and the extra $10K that would pay for the roof, car, floor kitchen and bathroom repairs that I had to put on plastic would be nothing and if my traffic was the size of a Drudge getting enough people to kick in to cover those bills would likely not be an issue.

But I have to take things as they are so if you like what you see here including my paid writers like Tim Imholt, Fausta Wertz, Pat Austin et/al and have a little extra you can spare.  I’d appreciate it if you would hit DaTipJar





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That gets all the bills paid. If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire more blogger to help me get it done.

Consider Subscribing 100 Subscribers at $20 a month will get the job done and then some.


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Additionally our subscribers get our podcast emailed directly to them before it show up anywhere else.

If you could kick in I’d really appreciate it.