In Photos: Donald Trump rally, protest

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Asheville on Monday, Sept. 12. Xpress captured the scene inside the rally and outside the U.S. Cellular Center. For more on voices from the rally check out Xpressprevious coverage.



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21 thoughts on “In Photos: Donald Trump rally, protest

  1. val

    FAT, BLEACH BLOND MULLETS OR skinny close shaven 3 piece SUITS…. NOTHING IN BETWEEN supported this rally…..

    • Lulz

      LOL, you should continue to attack his supporters. But you don’t realize that those people are working class folks. It ain’t the likes of you or those losers who were protesting. Problem for democrats is that you’ve become the party of the leeches, the worthless, those that EXPECT others to pay for them. Your base is one that NEEDS others to support them. It’s the party that represents GOVERNMENT THIEVES.

      • Val

        I’ll agree 1/3 are working class; I’ve noticed disability parking stickers and Trump signs go hand in hand…. AND the rich slobs who lobby the Republitards to keep a rigged system ARENT WORKING CLASS…

      • val

        Drove back from Myrtle Beach this am; stopped in Columbia for GAS. As I’m waiting in line for the restroom. A man walks into the gas station YELLING at the clerk who was Indian? Pakistani?; “WHY is the gas pump not pumping out gas!!!!?”
        “We just ran out sir; no more gas here”; says the clerk
        “Why don’t you write it on the tanks!!? Can you even write in English!!? HERE IN MURICA WE TALK AND WRITE IN ENGLISH!!! That’s why I’m voting for Trump! To get you all the HELL outta here!” says the customer
        it went back and fourth, but you get the point

        NOT an isolated incident; happening all across the country!

        I understand you are voting the party; but there’s no doubt that TRUMP is encouraging xenophobia and is simply horrible for our country

          • Val

            I assure u Jason; this happened Sunday very early afternoon; at a gas station off of 26….
            !HAND TO GOD!
            Not ever a little exaggerated

    • Huhsure

      The video that shows a 69-yr-old woman getting cold-cocked? You mean the photo that shows her bandaged and bloody, still wearing her oxygen tank?

      If you truly want to examine the video in detail, Tim, then watch the deliberate move he makes with his feet as she touches his shoulder. Watch how he steps back and turns to get some real force behind his hit.

      Two can play that game, Tim. But one of us isn’t trying to deplorably justify the assault on a 69-yr-old woman.

      You know, he can claim “reflexes”, but that’s no legal defense. Especially since he would have to justify why a hand on his shoulder somehow warrants a “self-defense” claim. He didn’t know who it was, he just struck out.

      • Lulz

        Well like maybe some people shouldn’t spit and yell at others or like even attempt to BULLY those that gather in opposition to them. But if they do, then they shouldn’t cry when reactions are meted out. You want to call people names, spit, and berate them because they support Trump? You effing lucky your teeth are still intact. But this is the mindset of the weak leftist. Act out in any way and don’t expect others to fight back. LOL, yeah OK.

        • Huhsure

          You mean like the insane, fascist Trump supporter who berated the protesters as “cultural cancer”, and that Trump was going to administer “cultural chemo”? (Holy Black Shirts, Batman!)

          Or the one who called them retarded? Or the people who chanted “Build the Wall!”? Or the ones who shouted for a Latina protester to be deported and mocked how she spoke English? I’m guessing you would wish their teeth to remain intact.

          Listen, I’m sorry that people who are supporting a (clear, proven, fact-based reality) racist don’t like being called racist themselves. I get it. But they should also get that they are not going to somehow get a free pass if he gets elected. Trump’s gonna treat them just like he’s treated EVERYONE ELSE in his life. And that should scare them to death.

          • The Real World

            Huhsure – no President in my lifetime has been worse for race relations than our current one. I feel pretty confident that any objective person my age would concur with that.

            But, it’s not my primary point here. I rarely agree with your statements because they’re too much inconsequential flame-throwing for my taste. However, sometimes people with differing views see things the same way and this is one of them..

            “Trump’s gonna treat them just like he’s treated EVERYONE ELSE in his life.” — I agree with this. And have attempted to temper the expectations of his fan club on some other websites. I won’t be voting for him but I do understand why others want to. It has to do with accurately realizing that the system is BROKEN and the other choice is totally part of the fabric of our failing system (anyone who doesn’t understand that voting for HRC is electing Goldman Sachs for President needs a lobotomy. Plus, she very possibly has Parkinson’s which means we eventually get Tim Kaine — ugh!)

            Anyhow, if Trump gets elected — his supporters will ultimately be disappointed because he’s going to be the same self-serving blowhard he’s always been. He will let down his voters just as Bush Jr and Obama did.

            Maybe more importantly, I’ll say that, more than wanting to see his taxes and I would love to see to whom he is in debt and how much. That might tell quite a story about why he got that nomination. I’d like to be wrong but my instinct tells me he is as owned by the globalist banksters as HRC is and they secured that spot for him, as they did for her.

            I strongly encourage reading this: It lines up with much else I have read. THAT is our real problem and as long as it is, it won’t much matter who the President is.

      • “The video that shows a 69-yr-old woman getting cold-cocked?”

        Hmmm. Let me see.

        Ah! There is no such video.

        I’m talking about the mounting evidence, video and otherwise, that points to an angry progressive protester assaulting a blind elderly man attending a political rally.

        Was a 69-year-old protester really “sucker punched” by a Trump supporter at the rally? Her story seems to be crumbling around her oxygen tank.

        Radio 570 AM:
        Rebel Media:

        “I was like, ‘No, come on.’ That’s what boiled my blood a little bit,” witness Peter Leonard said. “You can be on whatever side you wanna be, but you should at least tell the truth. That to me was just a lie, from what I saw.”

        It is amazing that there are no expressions of sympathy for a blind old man being accosted by an angry protester surrounded by a hostile mob.

        • The Real World

          “You can be on whatever side you wanna be, but you should at least tell the truth. That to me was just a lie, from what I saw.” — Yea, imagine the wacky insanity of telling the truth!

          “In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
          “Truth is treason in an empire of lies.”
          — George Orwell

        • Huhsure

          “Accosted”! Hilarious, Tim. That 69 year old woman wearing an oxygen tank teetering after that man is clearly a menace! I’m surprised he didn’t have to kill her to save his own life.

          Keep up the great investigative… Uh… Linking?

  2. Richard B.

    Real World, your comment is very sage and well expressed, -pretty much describes my mind set toward the disaster our country is experiencing as we approach November 8th.
    As a registered Republican, I am considering going to Independent, so in four years I will be better positioned to vote for
    the most qualified candidate, no matter which Party.
    Hopefully, our fellow citizens will come to their senses and nominate candidates who are patriots,
    morally above reproach, and decent people.

  3. Richard B.

    Oh, forgot to mention that I entirely agree with your first sentence. And I might add, respect for the law, for enforcing our laws,
    and taking responsibility for your behaviors. “Traditional”, “old-fashioned”, maybe….but what is going on now is not working.

    • The Real World

      Richard B – thank you for your kind comments. Hopefully, you’ll post here more often because some moderating voices are needed.

      In national politics, there is so much that goes on behind closed doors (deals, bribes, blackmail, voting fraud, etc). But, until this year, most seemed to believe that we have largely clean and fair elections. However, this election cycle has blown the corruption door open for everyone to see who can think, is paying attention and not in denial. I know I’m not alone in believing that it’s ABSURD that we wound up with these choices.

      I’ve never registered to a party and am quite satisfied as an Unaffiliated voter. I look more for someone with smarts, character and who is results-oriented (which implies compromise). This has made me very challenged in voting for a President for a long time. The Democrat ticket this year was a total joke. My choice on the Repub side was John Kasich. You don’t get everything you want in a candidate but given the field I think he would have performed better than the others as President.

      “and taking responsibility for your behaviors.” — no, NOT old-fashioned, Richard. And please keep speaking about it….with no qualifiers. Taking responsibility is what mature, decent and humble people do. That has never changed. But, in the 21st century we have millions of shrieking toddlers of adult age who will not take responsibility unless forced too….and will then resent having to without a shred of humility! I believe George Orwell’s jaw would drop and he’d declare, “even I couldn’t have imagined this insanity.”

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