Donald Trump’s latest free-wheeling campaign rally will take place Monday evening at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, where up to 20,000 supporters are expected to gather to hear the business mogul deliver a characteristically high-flying speech.
The billionaire has seen some of the largest crowds of any candidate this election cycle, drawing tens of thousands of supporters to his rallies since he launched his White House bid in June. His bombastic style and disregard for political niceties have come together to produce reliably raucous events — part politics, part entertainment — where earnest supporters and curious onlookers alike have gathered to watch the show.
But the same unfiltered rhetoric that has endeared him to many in the GOP has also provided endless fodder for his critics, who have accused him of being anti-immigrant and misogynistic.
The passion he has stirred among detractors will be on full display in Dallas, where Trump’s divisive language about Mexican immigrants and his call to deport millions of undocumented workers has stirred several public demonstrations in recent weeks. The League of United Latin American Citizens hopes to channel that energy Monday in a “Dump the Trump” march that organizers say could include more than 1,000 participants, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Trump’s brand as an anti-politician has given him a steady stream of attention from the media and a comfortable perch at the top of the GOP field, driven by a deep seated distrust of Washington across the country.
Trump headlined a rally outside the Capitol building last week railing against the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration, which he said shows how weak leadership in Washington has become.
“We are led by very, very stupid people. Very, very stupid people. We cannot let it continue,” Trump told crowd, which rewarded him with cheers. “We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with winning! Believe me!”
SOURCE: Jose A. DelReal
The Washington Post