When my alarm clock rang this morning at 6:20am, I hit the silence button and decided to blow off the anti-Trump rally in Manhattan, NY. Can you blame me for not wanting to spend my Saturday listening to a bunch of progressives spew Bernie Sanders rhetoric?
I tossed the pillow over my head as the tired DML tried fighting off the passionate DML. Ultimately, the passionate DML forced my body to get up and travel to the city. The protest was scheduled for noon at Columbus Circle, which by the way, is located across from Trump Towers.
The police presence in Manhattan was intimidating. Street after street, cops and barricades covered every corner. But when I arrived to Columbus Circle there was nobody — not a single protester. The only person was a white guy holding a sign: “BUILD THE WALL.”
I went over to a cop and asked, “Where is everyone?” He just shrugged his shoulders. He was as confused as I was considering the event was touted as a massive anti-Trump rally.
The tired DML was getting ready to leave when out of nowhere a small army of 10 protesters, mostly muslim girls, started dancing and chanting to the beat of a drum pounded by a latino guy. The girls chanted stuff like, “Dump Trump,” and “We don’t want hate.” Within a few minutes the crowd grew to 100 people. Even so, there was more cops than protesters.
The protesters were made up of all races: latino, middle eastern, black and white. They held signs filled with profanity. One woman proudly waved a sign reading, “A d_ck should be kept in the pants, not put in the White House.” Another woman held a sign reading, “F_ck Trump.”
I interviewed several people but it was hard to get an intelligent answer. For example, the middle eastern girl told me she hates Trump because he hates muslims. I said, “He doesn’t hate muslims, he simply wants the U.S. to have better measures in place for verifying the identity of muslims entering the U.S. — he doesn’t want terrorists to sneak in.” She had no response.
I tried interviewing a latino lady, but she couldn’t understand my questions.
And then there was the white guy — he was the worst. No matter what I asked him, he gave the same answer over and over again, “F_ck Trump. F_ck Trump.” I asked him to debate the pro-Trump guy with the BUILD THE WALL sign. So, he went over to him and screamed, “He ain’t building a f_cking wall. F_ck you!” He then walked away like a wimp. I followed him with my camera. I said, “Hey, that’s weak. Why not go back there and debate the man?” The guy took his phone and stuck it in my face and screamed, “130 f_cking people are watching you on live stream right now.” I replied, “Cool, 250,000 will watch you later.” He replied, “You’re a liar.” I replied, “No, I am not.”
I approached a black man. He had a sign around his neck: “Trump is a racist.” I asked, “Why call Trump a racist? Has Donald ever said anything negative against Blacks?” The man answered, “Yes.” I pressed him for Donald’s exact words, or anything close to his exact words. He stood there like a deer in headlight.
An obnoxious white college student started screaming in my face, “Who are you with?” I said, “I am here alone.” He screamed louder, “No, I know who you are. You’re Breitbart.” I replied, “No, Breitbart is dead.”
I stayed for an hour until the tired DML could no longer endure the nonsense. I packed up my camera and started to walk away when one of the pro-Trump guys said, “This is what you get when the asinine protest.” His buddy responded, “Let them enjoy their last dance — they’re all future deportees — the party for these folks is over.”
I will play the clips on UNFILTERED in the week ahead. Enjoy this little preview:
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