Trump rally brings crowd to Mandeville

MANDEVILLE, LA (WGNO) — About 150 people spent their lunch hour on Monday at a rally to show support for President Donald Trump.

The rally was held at the Tammany Trace Kids Town Pavillion on Koop Drive and was organized by the GatorPAC group which is led by retired Col. Rob Maness who is a favorite among Tea Party fans and previously ran unsuccessfully to replace David Vitter in the U. S. Senate.

Maness was joined on the stage by two other conservative political pundits in St. Tammany Parish, Jeff Crouere and Mike Church.

Reuters: After anti-Trump protests, president's supporters hold rallies

Supporters of President Donald Trump were holding rallies in towns and cities across the country on Monday, partly as a rebuttal to waves of anti-Trump protests that have taken place since the Republican's election last November.

Trump was not scheduled to appear at any of this week's rallies. The venues range from a park in the small town of Gravette, Arkansas, to the plaza outside the Georgia State Capitol building in downtown Atlanta.

In Atlanta, a crowd of about 200 mostly white supporters gathered on an overcast day.

"I just think we need to support our president," said Vivian Phillips, a 60-year-old retired schoolteacher who drove more than seven hours from her West Virginia home to attend the rally in Atlanta.

Phillips held a sign reading "adorable deplorable from West Virginia," referring to comments made by Democrat Hillary Clinton during last fall's presidential election campaign about Trump's supporters.

Edward Ethridge, a 42-year-old Atlanta business owner agreed, saying, "Give Trump a chance."

In Mandeville, Louisiana, outside New Orleans, almost 100 people, many dressed in the red, white and blue colors of the American flag, gathered at a pavilion to voice their support. The crowd, which even included a Trump impersonator, carried signs such as "We Love Trump" and "Support Our President."

WND Exclusive: Nearly 60 U.S. cities set to shower Trump with patriotic support

Since President Donald Trump’s campaign and election, America has repeatedly witnessed vitriolic protests and riots.

In June 2016, leftist agitators in San Jose, California, threw eggs and water balloons at Trump supporters, stealing and burning their “Make America Great Again” hats.

And after Trump’s election victory in November, rioters in Portland, Oregon, smashed windows and pelted police officers with objects.

By Inauguration Day, anti-Trump protesters in Washington, D.C., had lit a limousine ablaze and struck cops with rocks and bottles.

But now there’s a new, peace-loving, Trump-backing crowd in town – make that in nearly 60 towns across America.

It’s a patriotic crowd that describes itself as “the heart and soul of America.”

And this crowd is pushing back with a series of Spirit of America rallies scheduled for Feb. 27 and March 4.

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Breitbart Exclusive — The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide

Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.

On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.

“These rallies are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead of political correctness, improve our infrastructure, revitalize the inner cities and secure our nation’s borders,” Debbie Dooley, a national co-founder of the Tea Party movement and a key organizer of the Spirit of America rallies, says in a press release obtained by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.