LIVE Stream – President Trump Arrives In Nashville, Tn Today (Update)
President Trump Arrives In Nashville, Tn Today Update
I am headed to the Trump rally in just a moment (approximately 2:00pm CST). Unfortunately, I will not be doing a live broadcast, but I will be taking notes and doing a full report either late tonight or in the morning.
The President visited The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson – one of President Trump’s personal heroes and champion of honest money. It will be interesting to hear what Trump has to say about Jackson this evening.
Protesters are already in place and crowds have been gathering since early this morning. Not sure what to expect, which is a good thing, however, I feel confident it will be exciting and full of opportunities to meet new people and find out what is on the minds of middle America.
UPDATE – 4:30pm CST
If you are wondering why we decided against waiting to never get inside –
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) March 15, 2017
We hopped a cab to make our way to the yuge event. When we arrived at the Municipal Auditorium the line was approximately a mile long – yes, one mile long and at least 2-3 people wide. I estimate the number of people waiting in line to be upwards of 15,000+ people. The venue only holds 9,000 people. We knew we would never get in so we aborted the mission.
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) March 15, 2017
The good news is our cab ride was quiet interesting. Our driver’s name is Abraham, a gentleman who migrated from West Africa to the states approximately 20 years ago. He has lived in Nashville since 1989.
Abraham is a muslim. When he told his name I asked if his family was Christian and that’s when he said he was a muslim and that Abraham was part of the muslim story, the Christian story and the Jewish story. Abraham is the man when it comes to prophets.
This opened up a whole dialogue regarding religion, people and life in general. It was really a very cool conversation and time well spent. The reason we were in his cab was to get to the Presidential rally downtown. I ask what he thought about Trump and after lots of hemming and hawing he replied “this is just my opinion – I love Trump.” He continued to explain his position; ” I like anyone that speaks their mind and isn’t concerned with what other people think.” Abraham also said “I like people that say what think“. At this point I told Abraham that I, too, liked Trump except for the fact that he loves the police state.
Abraham, as he was driving, gestured toward my wife and ask, “you like your wife, right? but you probably don’t like everything about your wife and that’s beautiful.” Nothing nor anyone is perfect and no one will produce 100% results. If they do, they are cheating or gaming the system. Abraham explained, it’s okay that you don’t like everything about President Trump.
We had a great conversation all along our round-trip to and from the Trump rally.
President Trump arrived in Nashville at approximately 4:00pm CST, where he was whisked away to The Hermitage to place a wreath on the grave of President Andrew Jackson. President Ronald Reagan was the last President to visit The Hermitage, in 1982. It’s funny that Trump is the first President to visit The Hermitage, home of the 7th President of the United States, since Reagan was here. Both, Reagan and Trump have a profound connection with the people and I presume Jackson did as well.
President Jackson was a champion of honest money and, it is my understanding, that he fought to include the punishment for counterfeiting in Article 1 Section 10 of the Constitution. That punishment is death. Jackson, reportedly. hated the Wall Street criminal class and fought them tooth and nail. Jackson was instrumental in fashioning the description of money as described in the Constitution.
It is unfortunate that we were unable to make the rally tonight, but I am grateful for the conversation with Abraham and to see the unbelievable support for the President. As I told Abraham during our “tour of Nashville” it’s good thing President Trump is not very well liked or supported, otherwise, the crowd would be completely out of control.
We did not see very many protesters. On the local news coverage it appears there are only a handful of anti-Trump protesters present. Their voices, like their votes, are being drowned out by the throngs of supporters.
This is one of the first major speeches, to the people, by the President and he choose Nashville to make it happen. It is a great day to be a Tennessean and as Jerry Garcia sang so beautifully – Tennessee, Tennessee there ain’t no place I’d rather be. Baby won’t you carry me – back to Tennessee.