Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30, there was supposed to be a Donald Trump rally at the Bull Valley Country Club.
I arrived about five thinking I would have missed most of it, but hoping to get some crowd photos.
Cheap person that I am, I did not attend the $1,000 indoor reception with Donald Trump, Jr., and Kim Guilfoyle.
I drove up to the front entrance and was told by a policeman that I’d have to park in the back, the entrance to which is on McConnell Road.
Later, I was told local folks drove to the same place to see what was happening and were directed to turn around and drive back out.
The cheapest way in was to pay $50 to park one’s car. Smart people had filled the seats in their vehicles.
With parking came the privilege of standing behind a rope behind about three rows of chairs, which organizers had hoped would be occupied by those willing to pay $150 for a seat.
There were not many of them, so, before speakers began, the $50 parking people were allowed to occupy the empty seats.
My guess is that Trump, Jr., et al, were quite late.
There were what I would call “filler” speakers that started probably close to the time the event was supposed to have ended.
Host Gary Rabine came out before the sun went down and led the crowd of a couple hundred in a version of a camp song round with the left, right and middle urged to shout “Trump 2020” louder than the other sections.
Rabine announced that there would be a series of tailgate Trump parties after Trump won to replace those of the Bears and Packers, the games of which it seemed few in the crowd were watching.
There was a caramel-colored (his description) man, the Rev. Dean Nelson, who was introduced by Rabine. Nelson heads the Frederick Douglass Foundation.
Nelson spoke of why blacks should be supporting Trump’s re-election.
Unfortunately, I dropped my only pen and couldn’t find it in the grass behind the back row after I took some photos.
After Nelson former National Hockey League player Jeremy Roenick.
He gave the talking points for the re-election of Donald Trump and he talked a l-o-n-g time.
The sun went down and I got cold so I went back to the car, a pretty long way, and found another layer.
Roenick was still taking when I arrived back with new pens.
In his conclusion, he said,
“Maybe he’s not the best speaker.
“Maybe he’s not the best tweeter.
“Maybe you don’t like him.
“You don’t have to like someone to vote for him.
“You do not have to live with Donald Trump every day.
“Donald Trump’s policies are making American lives better.
“What we are seeing right now is how the Democrats want to run America.”
Next up was former National Football League player Jack Brewer.
He explained how he voted for Barack Obama twice, starting NFL Players of Obama.
A Christian, he asked himself, “Does this administration represent the Godly man I want to become?”
The answer was in the negative.
“We have to call evil by its name. We have to speak boldly.”
Previously, after saying, “I’m praying for Joe Biden,” Brewer criticized the Democrat asserted that Biden had been in office forty-seven years and he can “look back at one single policy he can hang his hat on.
“Joe Biden’s policies have pushed millions of abortions in this nation–sixty-five million.
“He is not somebody that needs to be running this nation.”
The former defensive back told the crowd, “I played in the National Football League and I haven’t watched a single game. You know why? I stand for the flag. I kneel to pray.”
He told of some of his charitable work, which includes thirty-five orphanages in Africa and two in Haiti.
Brewer told of being on the fourth plane to Haiti and his dismay that charitable efforts by the Clintons raised more money than the entire Gross National Product of Haiti, yet the situation there now is worse than before the earthquake.
“I called the Clintons out because of this.
“They sent the FBI after me, but the President had my back.”
He said that if Trump is re-elected he has his commitment to improve the living conditions in Haiti.
Commenting on Black Lives Matters, Brewer explained, “If you’re a child of God…why would you need to tell any man your life matters.”
He then pointed to what he believes is the major problem in the black community:
- over 77% of black children are born out of wedlock
- of the 2.1 million high school dropouts, 71% are fatherless
- 91% of homeless children are fatherless
“These are the things people should be talking about.”
Moving to the topic of war, Becker said during the Obama Administration 100,000 bombs were dropped.
“It took this President to bring our troops home, home from overseas.”
Looking at black men in prison, he pointed out that there are “more black men locked up in America than in all of Africa. Over one million black men are locked up for non-violent crimes.”
He asked, “How can you be a Democrat and be against school choice?
“I spend $11,000 per year” to spend my four children “to one of the best Christian schools in my town.”
He contrasted that to big city school districts spending $20-30,000 per child.
Finally, after it was dark, the main speakers came out from the high dollar reception inside.
I didn’t decent notes on the very short talks because I was trying to get a decent photo of Donald Trump, Jr.
Here is the best:
You can watch the speeches below: