Pro-Trump group to host Springfield rally

Feb 27, 2017

A pro-President Donald Trump rally will be held in Springfield on Saturday, March 4, as part of a self-described national grassroots organization’s efforts to support his policies.

The rallies are being held across the U.S. by the Main Street Patriots group over the next two weeks to show support for President Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” and his America First agenda.

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“Blue collar voters helped propel President Trump to victory and these rallies will help provide those forgotten voices a mechanism so they can be heard,” according to the group’s website.

The local event will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Ohio 41 and North Bechtle Avenue in Springfield. The peaceful rally will be more of a sign-waving event, according to its Facebook page.

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“We’re just holding it to show we’re still out here in support of Trump,” said organizer Laura Rosenberger, who led Trump’s Clark County campaign last year. “We want to show everybody that we still support his policies 100 percent and we’re happy with the job he’s doing.”

The national movement is a great thing, Rosenberger said, especially in keeping supporters together for the next election.

“It’s a good way to keep organized at the county level and a good way to attract new people, to show the county we think they voted the right way in November,” she said.

She’s not concerned about possible protesters but she said she wouldn’t be surprised if opposition did show up.

“Maybe we can convince them otherwise and get them to see our point of view,” Rosenberger said. “We’re not worried about it at all.”

Rosenberger believes Trump hasn’t been treated fairly by the media, progressive leftists or some members of his government.

There won’t be any organized opposition by the Clark County Democratic Party, Chairman David Hartley said, but he expects there may some protesters.

“If they do that, they’re going to get a reaction from the other side,” Hartley said of the rally. “I think there are enough people upset with what’s going on, all the lies being told. People are very upset and they’re communicating it to us.”

Rally participants will hold an organizational meeting at 3:30 p.m. after the event at IHOP, 2206 N. Bechtle Ave.

For more information, log on to the event’s Facebook page.

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