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Americans gather in support of the President at the March-4-Trump

Supporters of Trump flocked to Washington D.C. to March-4-Trump. With easily over one thousand in attendance, Americans met at the Washington Monument to show their support for the President.

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The March-4-Trump sets out to march in support of President Donald Trump.

The March-4-Trump sets out to march in support of President Donald Trump.

Photo Credit: Thomas J. Lo Coco Jr.

Photo Credit: Thomas J. Lo Coco Jr.

The March-4-Trump sets out to march in support of President Donald Trump.

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Normally a gathering in reference to President Donald Trump would be a protest against our Commander-in-Chief, but Saturday, the story was quite different. Supporters of Trump flocked to Washington D.C. to March-4-Trump. With easily over one thousand in attendance, Americans met at the Washington Monument to show their support for the President.

Coming in from New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and many other corners of the country, attendees gathered in support of one cause. All races, creeds, religions, orientations, sexes, and ages; united under the same banner.

Photo Credit: Thomas J. Lo Coco Jr.
Americans from all walks of life join the March-4-Trump.

As the crowd grew in size, so did their minority of an opposition. A total of twenty individuals from a group opposing the American President arrived to provoke the March-4-Trump gathering. Those opposing the President and his decisions have held their own rallies in recent months.

Refused to allow violence, the police barred the two groups from contact. The officers gave the Pro-Trump assemblers the option to send the permit lacking provokers away. Sticking to the message of love, the Trump movement allowed their opposition to stay under their permit. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, if a protest or rally may block traffic or is anticipating a large number of participants, the government can require a permit be obtained by the group organizer. This also is meant to ensure fairness among the groups seeking to us the spot.

Joy Villa, artist and singer, took the stage to congratulate the crowd for joining the movement. Villa gave a speech about the movement, claiming “We will not lose with hate, we will win with love.” She was sure to inspire her fellow supporters and inspire them not to succumb to the provocation of the opposition. Villa recently made headlines when she wore a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy Awards.

When the crowd reached it’s max, a mass of about a thousand, the gathering turned into the march. Organizers and guest speakers gathered around a banner and began the march northwest up 17th street in unity. Singing and chanting patriotic songs.

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The March-4-Trump gets underway.Turning right onto Pennsylvania Avenue the March-4-Trump crowd joined more like minded men and women. Assembled in front of the White House, a spirited rendition of God Bless America rang out around Lafayette Square.  Love, unity, and patriotism was the message. Support for the President was the cause.

Former New Jersey resident Joe McGee, 73, braved the cold to join the march. With the US Flag and the Gadsden Flag in hand, McGee joined the mile long march. He believed that, “Everybody has to have some role in defending freedom and defending the country from being taken over from hostile forces.” McGee claimed that if we as a nation do not stand up, the United States would fade into obscurity, unable to be the message of hope for the world that many see America as.

Randy Behm, 40, wrapped himself in a Trump campaign flag and joined the march for the same reason as many.  Behm wanted to show the world that he supports his President and isn’t afraid to admit it. He described the march as great. “There was a big, huge turnout. A lot of positives,” he explained. “Very few opposition.”

Behm refused to be swayed by negativity, instead having a clear message to send. “Study hard,” Behm declared. “You have to really watch information you take in because there’s a lot of bias inflection out there. Especially coming from media sources you’d assume to be reputable.”

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The March-4-Trump reaches its destination in front of the White House.

Peter Boykin, lead organizer for D.C.’s March-4-Trump and President of Gays For Trump, didn’t shy away from an interview. The organizer claimed the rally “went over very well,” citing only one incident when the opposition attacked one of the march’s members. Boykin celebrated the police for quickly settling the issue and maintaining the peace. “We had a peaceful rally, like I wanted.” But, Boykin wasn’t so enthusiastic with his opposition. “[Their actions] were kinda vile. Trying to interrupt and end our event.” Boykin remanded positive though. “They basically ended up marching with us – for Trump,” he laughed. “Thanks for marching for Trump and being a human shield.” The leader of the march had this to say to the world. “We’re breaking the norms. Everything the media tries to tell you – we’re defeating that everyday.”

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  1. Robert on March 21st, 2017 10:31 am

    Glad to see this here at all. Disappointed to not see things like this more often. Hate that its usually buried.

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