During the Presidential campaign Donald Trump came to Worcester and though I had to be at work for 10:30 PM that night I went and covered the event.
For a week there had been a bunch of buzz about the event and people of the left in deep blue Massachusetts assured people that Donald Trump’s rally in the deep blue 2nd largest city in New England, a city with not one, not two but TEN colleges in it would draw a huge amount of protesters so I was determined to get down there to see and report myself.
I discovered that the one thing missing from the promised massive protest was protesters.
The doors had just opened and people were filing in but the press entrance was in the back so I went around seeing a pair of guys selling buttons and a small group of protestors, around 10-15 some of whom were being interviewed.
Now granted that it was early but Worcester is the 2nd biggest city in New England, and a Democrat and Union Stronghold it was kind of pathetic.
I commented on this and one of the women shouted back “some of us have to work you know.” I wasn’t aware that Governor Baker was so successful that millions of Democrats were now gainfully employed that were not just a year ago. Given the buildup for days it was a joke almost as bad as the drawing 200 in NYC the largest city in the nation.
During the press availability I asked then candidate Trump about this lack of promised protesters.
His complementary line graces my business card which doesn’t make me a lot of friends in Massachusetts.
Well apparently in Brussels where they were expecting thousands to protest President Donald Trump last week history repeated itself:
But only a couple of dozen people actually showed up.
“Euro News’ Damon Embling reported that organizers were expecting a few thousand people to attend the protest, but just a few dozen turned out,” NTK Network reported.
The protesters were rallying around the slogan “Make Peace Great Again,” a play on Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
Embling asked one of the organizers why only a couple dozen demonstrators showed up at the protest.
“I think it’s, what went wrong is not the good question to ask,” the clearly frustrated organizer said.
The organizer blamed Brussels being on lockdown for the low turnout before Embling ended the interview.
Alas I was not there to ask him about the lack of protesters I think his response would be newsworthy, but I seriously doubt that anyone in the MSM would dare ask such a question that might expose their readers and viewers to this reality.
Oh and that supposedly massive balloon? That was a bust too.