Another puny crowd greets Donald Trump, this time in central Florida

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First came the comeback rally in Tulsa, which ended in total humiliation for Donald Trump as he rambled and howled before an arena that was far less than half full. Now, the Trump campaign can chalk up another humiliation, this time in Florida.

Team Trump arrived in Tampa, which is a mere 80 miles from The Villages, the largest retirement community in the United States. The New York Times recently noted the area encompassing much of The Villages is the top donor zip code for Trump, in terms of the number of contributors. You’d think those donors would’ve loaded up and gone down to meet Trump, but they must’ve had a Bridge tournament or something because as you can see from the video and images below, the crowd was sparse, to put it mildly.

One might see the beginning of the video below and think this was a normal crowd for an incumbent president, but a little more than 16 minutes into his speech, as he talked about the sheriffs standing behind him, the camera operator backed off the tight shot and panned out for a larger shot of the whole group and, welp …

Sure the temperature was in the mid-90s and that might’ve scared some away, but earlier this month, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters that Trump supporters would “crawl over broken glass for him.” No doubt some members of his cult would do that, but the images and videos from recent Trump events seem to be indicative of two things: First, people don’t want to risk their lives to stand around with a bunch of mask-less Trump fans to hear a mask-less Trump pat himself on the back. Second, Trump has an enthusiasm problem. It cannot and will not be solved by replacing Brad Parscale or anyone else in the campaign. People are dying, the economy was pushed off a cliff, parents and teachers are living in chaos and constant anxiety, and none of it had to happen. All of it is happening because Trump and his enablers, primarily the worst members of Congress and the most incompetent Republican governors, put us all in this position with their anti-science, anti-public health, anti-life choices.

Enthusiasm gap or not, at the end of the day, Democrats need to turn out the vote like never before. It must be an absolute tidal wave, a humiliating defeat for not just Donald Trump, but for the Republicans in the Senate who have done just as much or more damage to this country than the con man they propped up and put in the White House. Enough is enough— even in central Florida, apparently.

 

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10 Comments on "Another puny crowd greets Donald Trump, this time in central Florida"

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Gunther
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Gunther

My local mayor had about 3 times that amount attend his most recent town hall meeting.

SimonDK
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SimonDK

It might be something to brag about pre COVID-19 but why would any mayor want a lot of people to show up for a town hall meeting, or any other meeting!? – that would indicate they can’t get informed or get heard remotely – Meaning they are poor with no devices and internet and/or local gov sites are not informative or responsive enough, so people feel the need to show up in person.

SimonDK
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SimonDK
Joe Scarborough and others are saying Trump is going to kill the Republican party in the upcoming election in November, but even if the Democrats take 20 seats from them in the House, the Republicans are no worse off than in 2008. To really hurt them, Democrats would have to take at least 40, maybe even 50 seats from them and I can’t see that happening. Even with a comfortable win by Biden and a slim majority in the Senate, 20+ new Democrats in the House, very little is going to change after Donald is gone. Biden will clean up,… Read more »
John Johnson
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John Johnson

YOU APPARENTLY DON’T LIKE WOMEN? SORRY ABOUT YOUR LUCK.

roseann cherasaro
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roseann cherasaro

My hope is that America will grow up especially after watching how the republican clown show has devastated our country I believe minds are changing due to people not working and watching things more closely.It’s not just about the market anymore I don’t understand how it hasn’t already crashed.

Judith H. Hope
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Judith H. Hope

Maybe he will resign for medical reasons rather than become the biggest loser in American history….?

SimonDK
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SimonDK
So you are suggesting he will exhibit a sudden shift in personality and diverge from his usual modus operandi – and resign. Rather than vehemently refuse to accept everything at odds with his perception of things? Could happen – but only if he were to suffer a massive brain aneurysm or a blow to the head, or fell down and hit his head – in short suffered brain trauma of some kind. That creature has declared bankruptcy six times between 1991 and 2009 and still insists he is a businessman of the highest most amazing magnitude, like you and I… Read more »
neil cosentino
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neil cosentino

NO MASKS Fing Morons

The TRUMP Brand has gone for fake gold to S _ _ T

T traitor
R rat
U unhinged
M moron
P pathetic

Mrmustang
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Mrmustang

What a shame!😂😂🇺🇸😷✌🏻️

John Johnson
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John Johnson

JUST A CROWD (small) OF AS$HOLES NOT WEARING MASKS, INCLUDING THE SHERIFFS!! THEY WILL A L L BE LOSERS IN NOVEMBER!!!