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#CPAC: The Trump-Haters Arrive

Posted on | February 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

A policeman instructs protesters not to block the sidewalk.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland
“So much security,” the young well-dressed woman remarked to her similarly dressed friend as they crossed the road to enter the Gaylord Hotel. “It’s almost as if there’s somebody important here.”

Indeed, President Trump is speaking this morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference and it’s easy to tell the difference between the pro-Trump CPAC attendees and the anti-Trump protesters, a cluster gathered on the street corner across from the hotel. The protesters are angry and dressed like slobs, while the CPAC attendees are cheerful and dressed like winners. The CPAC women wear dresses and heels, and the CPAC men wear coats and ties. Welcome to Trump Nation.

 

 

 

As of 9:45 a.m., maybe 20 or 25 members of the soi-disant “resistance” were standing across the road from the hotel entrance. Scarcely the kind of ferocious mob you might expect just outside the nation’s capital, where just five weeks ago, swarms hordes of anarchists wreaked havoc on the D.C. streets in protests of Trump’s inauguration. And now our president is speaking on the CPAC stage.

 

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