Americans across the country are rallying in nearly 60 U.S. cities this week in support of President Trump and his efforts to “Make America Great Again.”
Some cities held rallies Monday, the eighth anniversary of the first protest of the tea-party movement in 2009. A larger round of at least 53 rallies is scheduled for Saturday, March 4. (A list of rallies, locations and times is included at the end of this report.)
According to Main Street Patriots, the rallies are intended to “reinforce and support the current policies being put in place that will help Make America Great Again!”
On Saturday, President Trump called for Americans to show their support by holding rallies. He tweeted: “Maybe the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN should have their own rally. It would be the biggest of them all!”
In Atlanta, a crowd of more than 250 people showed their support for Trump.
Vivian Phillips, a 60-year-old retired teacher, drove at least seven hours from West Virginia to attend the Atlanta rally. Phillips’ sign read “Adorable deplorable from West Virginia.”
“I just think we need to support our president,” Phillips said, Reuters reported.
Edward Ethridge, an Atlanta business owner, said, “Give Trump a chance.”
The Atlanta crowd chanted, “Four more years!”
State Sen. Josh McKoon, a Columbus Republican, said: “These folks think they know what’s best for us. They think they’re the masters of the universe. But in America, the people still get a say. The revolution, the earthquake on Nov. 8 is just the first step.”
Just outside New Orleans, about 100 people – most of whom dressed in red, white and blue – gathered at a pavilion in Mandeville, Louisiana. Ralliers carried signs that read “We Love Trump” and “Support Our President.”
The following are photos of Monday’s rally outside the state capitol building in Denver:
One of the speakers at the Denver rally was 13-year-old Weston Imer, former co-chair of Trump’s campaign office in Jefferson County.
Ralliers also gathered in Stuart, Florida, to show their support for President Trump on Monday:
And they also rallied in Atlanta:
And in Madison, Georgia:
And in Raleigh, North Carolina:
And in Concord, North Carolina:
And in Conway, South Carolina:
Ralliers braved the harsh weather Monday in Bellingham, Washington, drawing about 100 people in three hours, according to organizer Eric Bostrom:
In Abingdon, Virginia, about 40 Trump supporters held signs and chanted, “Trump is the man!” Across the street, about 30 people held signs opposing Trump and some supported Obamacare, the Bristol Herald Courier reported.
In Concord, North Carolina, at least 125 Trump supporters chanted, “Trump Train, Trump Train, Trump Train!” Some people in the crowd carried signs that read “Get on the Trump Train,” “Women for Trump,” “President Trump You are doing a Great Job” and “Politicians Forgot about us! Trump Didn’t!”
“He’s our president now,” said Concord Councilman Lamar Barrier, the Independent Tribune reported. “Like him or dislike him, he’s our president, and we’ve got to support him. I think he’s getting his feet wet right now and some of the things he’s done I agree with 100 percent and some things I’m about 60 percent with. He’s not afraid to do things, and that’s what it’s all about.”
Republican State Sen. Paul Newton said: “In a word, I think the reason we are here, in my view, is unity. One of the things that is lacking right now across our country is unity. And there is strength in unity. So, I thank you all for coming out to express support for Donald Trump. He is the president of our United States – not our divided states, but our United States.”
The following is a list of at least 58 rallies planned for March 4:
Birmingham: March 4 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Hoover Tactical Firearms, 1561 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham
Phoenix: March 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arizona state capitol building, 1700 W. Washington Street
Hot Springs: March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., across from Arlington Hotel, Fountain Street. Contact Jack Sternberg.
Palmdale: March 4 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Applebee’s (across from Antelope Valley Mall), 39720 10th St. W. Contact Dee Reilman.
For more information, contact California organizers Emma Emz and Harim Uziel at the Spirit of America California Facebook page.
Dover: March 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Dover Legislative Mall, Legislative Avenue.
For more information, contact Delaware organizer Alden Tonkay.
Honolulu: March 4 at 12 p.m. at Kilauea District Park, 4109 Kilauea Ave. Contact Kimo Sutton.
For more information, visit the Spirit of America Hawaii Facebook page.
Idaho Falls: March 4 at 12 p.m., location to be announced. Contact Andi Elliot.
Woodstock: March 4 at 12 p.m. at Woodstock Square, 205 W. Todd Ave.
For more information, contact Illinois organizer Teresa Kopec.
For more information, contact Iowa organizer Tammy Kobza.
Overland Park: March 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., next to the Overland Park Convention Center. (N/W back parking lot) 6000 College Blvd.
For more information, contact organizer Cheryl Degler or visit the Spirit of America by Mainstreet Patriots Facebook page.
For more information, contact Louisiana organizer Rob Maness.
For more information, contact New Jersey organizer Barb Gonzalez.
Alamogordo: March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E. 10th St & N. White Sands Blvd. Contact [email protected].
Deming: March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gold Avenue and Spruce Street. Contact Russ.
Silver City: March 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gough Park, N. Pope Street. Contact Candy Luhrsenat (585) 313-7997.
For more information, visit the Spirit of America New Mexico Facebook page.
Hauppauge: March 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Highway.
For more information, contact New York organizer Judy Pepenella.
For more information, visit the Spirit of America Raleigh Facebook page.
Bridgeport: March 4 at 2:30 p.m. at corner of Lincoln Avenue and Main Street. Contact Bob Connors.
Springfield: March 4 at 2 p.m. at State Route 41 and N. Bechtle Avenue. Contact Laura Rosenberger.
Lisbon: March 4 at 12 p.m., location to be announced. Contact Anita Fraser.
Jackson: March 4 at 1 p.m. at Jackson County Court House, 295 Broadway St.
Ontario: March 4 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at W. 4th St & Lexington-Springmill Rd. Contact Bonnie Oleksa.
Marietta: March 4, time and location to be announced. Contact Glenn Newman.
Toledo: March 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at International Park, 2 Main Street.
Zanesville: March 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Muskingum County Court House, 401 Main St. Contact Kay Clymer.
For more information, contact Ohio organizer Ralph King.
For more information, visit the Spirit of America Oklahoma Facebook page.
Greensburg: March 4 at 12 p.m. at Westmoreland County Courthouse Courtyard, 2 N Main St. Contact Tricia Cunningham.
King of Prussia: March 4 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at King of Prussia Mall, Rt 202 & Mall Blvd. Contact Tricia Cunningham.
Scranton: March 4 at 12 p.m. at Lackawanna County Court House Square, 200 North Washington Ave. Contact Matt Catanzaro.
Nashville: March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Legislative Plaza, 301 6th Ave. N
Hudson: March 4 at 1 p.m. at Hudson House Grand Hotel, 1616 Crestview Dr. Contact Dianne Kiel.
Cody: March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Park at Beck Avenue. Contact Jody Harvath.