Spirit of America rally to be held at American Legion
The voters who elected Donald Trump the country’s 45th president are holding rallies all over the country, including in Davenport, Iowa.
Protest marches and demonstrations have colored Trump’s post-inauguration tenure, but now some of his biggest supporters are slated to come together in a Spirit of America rally aimed at proving that they remain unified behind the Republican leader.
The Davenport rally will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 10 at the American Legion, 702 West 35th St.
“I am proud to lead the charge here to get supporters of President Trump to show their support of his policy agenda through these Spirit of America rallies,” former U.S. Senate candidate and GatorPAC Chairman Col. Rob Maness said. “Average citizens from across the political spectrum and all walks of life elected Mr. Trump, and we at GatorPAC are especially pleased to help him with his national effort to 'Make America Great Again' and #DrainTheSwamp priorities in Washington, D.C.”
National Tea Party co-founder Debbie Dooley said the demonstrations are designed to be nonpartisan and open to anyone who supports the president. She argues that some of the early backlash against Trump has come from him being courageous enough to put the needs and security of the country ahead of the notion of political correctness.
Trump has come under heavy fire over some of his more controversial executive orders, including banning travelers from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The order was later struck down by a federal court judge and upheld by an appeal court.
The primary group behind the rallies is Main Street Patriots, whose co-founder, Ralph King, was a Trump elector from Ohio and also one of the leaders of the local Tea Party.
King said that supporters simply want to express their gratitude to Trump for thus far following through on some of the policies he proposed during his campaign run.
“These 'Spirit of America Rallies' are a continuation of the collective voice of Americans that embrace President Trump’s policies to put the American workers and citizens first once again,” he said.
Still, organizers acknowledge that some of the demonstrations are meant to do more than just show support. For example, organizers of a Tennessee rally are on record as planning to mount an impeachment effort of the two judges who took issue with Trump’s travel ban.
Trump has also proposed reducing federal interference in state and local affairs, intensified the level of immigration crackdowns across the country and moved to build a wall along the Mexican border.
Organizers advocating for the impeachment of the judges insist that they are motivated by the notion of jurists showing more allegiance to leftist ideology than to the Constitution.
Rallies are being planned in cities all across the country.