Donald Trump Rally in Burlington Vermont – 7:00pm Eastern – Live Stream…

Tonight at 7:00pm Eastern Donald Trump holds a rally in Burlington Vermont at the Burlington-Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.   A considerable amount of local and national controversy about this specific venue/event has been stirred by the MSM:

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299 Responses to Donald Trump Rally in Burlington Vermont – 7:00pm Eastern – Live Stream…

  1. Athena the Warrior says:

    Do any of the other candidates even get protestors?

    That would be funny seeing protestors at a waffle house for Pastor Ted.

    Liked by 13 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      LOL

      Liked by 1 person

    • Garrison Hall says:

      Trump knows how to turn Bernie protesters into stage props for his stump speeches. With the protesters he finally got the networks to turn their cameras on the audience! Maybe next time he should hire his own “protesters” so the networks would have to show the size of his crowds. That would work a few times until the networks figured out that they were being played so they’d stop. But then the real protesters wouldn’t get any media attention when they showed up. Humm, I started this off as a joke, but the more I think about it the more it seems like a good idea. Whatever, American politics hasn’t seen a genius communicator like Trump since Reagan. GO TRUMP!!

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  2. Betty says:

    Those Sanders supporters are nasty. When is Bernie’s next rally I wish a lot of Trump supporters would show up there and drown out everything he tries to say. Just to give them a taste of their own medicine.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Dixie says:

      They are discourteous and thoughtless college kids.

      Liked by 9 people

      • yohio says:

        Just takes one to take the Mic from Bernie

        Liked by 4 people

      • I was thinking while watching the video, how proud their parents must be…. NOT.

        These young people are the same age or younger than my kids. I would be so disappointed if one of mine was so disrespectful, but then, mine were raised to have a little class.

        I believe Mr. Trump is correct when he says if he could talk to them 1 on 1, he could change their perspective. They are all about their 10 seconds of glory while being escorted out of a rally. Wouldn’t they be so much happier and more effective to be a part of the next 8 years of true greatness….?

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      • libraryg says:

        College kids who want a free ride through life, as a friend of mine mentioned this week.

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  3. Dora says:

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    • Bluto says:

      Trump is TOO POPULAR!!!!

      He’s finished!!!

      Liked by 20 people

      • Raffaella says:

        He is too popular in Blue states. Dems will vote for him in droves. He is finished.

        Liked by 8 people

      • auscitizenmom says:

        Good one, Bluto. 🙂

        Liked by 3 people

      • moogey says:

        You sir, are good for my mental health. A couple of days ago, I was watching Fox Business & the talking heads had the Reuters rolling numbers up for Trump, Cruz & Carson. The pundits stated that from the graph we could see that Donald had a bad summer & fall, but that if you look you can see CRUZ winning…. yada, yada….Of course you could see that Trump had a clear lead through the entire summer and fall……and the first thought that I had regarding this Business Report, was, “Dam mit Bluto, he’s FINISHED!”

        :0)

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        • Bluto says:

          Thank you! Best compliment ever!

          More than anything else, I think it’s like what Sundance has said before, “Once you see the strings on the marionettes you can’t see the puppet show the same way ever again” (or something to that effect)

          🙂

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  4. rashamon says:

    Ross Perot has to be laughing. Huge sucking sound multiplied.

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    • There is a big difference between Ross Perot and Trump. Perot message was I just want to get Bush. And as soon as he undercut Bush he dropped out ofthe race and for all intents and purpose endorceds Clinton. He was the candidate that the MSM and GOPe says Trump is. The rich billionaire that isn’t serious just wants to make a statement and then will drop out.

      Perot had this delution that there were hundreds of POW hidden somewhere in Southeast Asia. Yet after all these years no evidence has shown up that this was the case. Just like nukes in Iraq it was misinformation being used to extort money from the US government. But Perot was stupid enough to waste his money bribing communist Vietnam officials and being lead on a snipe hunt. And then he blamed Reagan and Bush for it.

      Like Rush said of Perot, He was just a hand grenade with a bad haircut.

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  5. lovely says:

    The Donald I’ll never see a Rolls Royce again. I mean I may never be in a car that I want to be in again! 😀

    About the protestors “Throw them out into the cold. Don’t give them their coats. No coats. Keep his coat. It’s about 10 below zero out there. Tell him you’ll send him his coat in a couple of weeks.
    😀

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    • rashamon says:

      Piece of work. I truly don’t know what to say. He’s…?

      Liked by 3 people

    • justfactsplz says:

      I loved that part. He doesn’t take any guff. It says a lot that he has that many supporters in Vermont. The other candidates won’t even go there. He’s a real trooper. He was all Wolverine on them.

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      • MVW says:

        Throwing down the gauntlet, letting the DemocRats know that no state is a ‘safe’ bet.

        Charge the protesters a massive fine, and if paid for by a group, sue the group for damages.

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      • NCPatrick says:

        That rally last night was exhausting to watch; I can only imagine what it was like to be the speaker but Trump was, as usual, a master. I seriously doubt that a single one of the young people there will register to vote, let alone cast a ballot, but it was very brave for The Man of Steel to visit them.

        Evidently most Republican candidates don’t even bother with Vermont when campaigning? Is that true? They simply assume that it is too blue a state to bother with? Bless him for always staying on the offense. What a guy!

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        • justfactsplz says:

          Vermont is a very blue state but I think Trump very well may change that. He won’t get the Sander’s hecklers but he will get those who were there cheering him on and chanting “Trump, Trump, Trump”.

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  6. ejarra says:

    I saw a post about watching The Apprentice.

    Here’s access to some seasons.

    http://www.thedaretube.com/tv/the-apprentice-us

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    • Jake says:

      He doesn’t know when to hold his tongue.

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    • rashamon says:

      That probably was my post. Thank you. I think I saw pieces of the first season, but lost the rest. I have met Bill Rancic who was his first apprentice. Frankly, no one says anything diminishing his skills at orchestrating huge projects and delivering on time and on budget. Mr. Trump offers a new face, style and class to running our government. Thanks for your response.

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  7. He’s brought up Bernie’s 90% tax rate and now talking about Germany and immigration.

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  8. Backspin says:

    Will CnN do an equal time , Town Hall with Donald Trump on the Second Amendment ?

    The lies from cnN / zero tonight are truly stunning..

    Liked by 4 people

  9. amwick says:

    I am (almost) ashamed to admit I tried to post this much earlier, but failed. Seems I couldn’t manage to copy and past the link using my tablet.. Anyway here, VERMONT TEDDY TRUMP!

    Hopefully better late than never.

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  10. don welch says:

    the guy can talk extemporaneously non stop as good as anyone i can remember in fifty years.

    Liked by 4 people

    • rashamon says:

      Yes. As someone who has written many speeches, he drives me crazy. I kept waiting for him to go off the cliff — he teeters on the edge so frequently — but then he pulls back and wraps it up,..duh duh, like a superb tap dancer. Always on an up note. Always before he loses the crowd. Amazing.

      I don’t know. We are witnessing some enchantment never seen with Eisenhower, JFK, etc. Maybe other Treepers see him differently. Please share your perceptions.

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      • Rene says:

        He is very tuned in to his crowd in a wonderful way. He never loses a thread. Always comes back and finishes even when interrupted by protesters. Most people would say where was I? I am always amazed. Love the sense of humor as well.

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      • TrumpFanGirl says:

        I don’t know if I’ve said this here. Months back, I was asking if it was too much to want someone that LOVES our country…. and here he is.

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      • daughnworks247 says:

        Beyond stellar extemporaneous ability and perfect body language, Trump clinches the sale by fully involving his supporters. The audience transitions from passive listening to vocalizing support. Think about it. If you are at a Trump rally and shout, “Trump, Trump, Trump” to overcome a protester who is invading your turf, you will not go home and chant, “Kasich, Kasich, Kasich” to your friends.
        Some of you may remember Queen’s performance of Radio GaGa at Live Aid in Wembley stadium, where 120,000 people, on cue and in unison, clapped over their heads. That moment was like an earthquake in rock and roll. Hall and Oates were quoted as saying, “Gee, why don’t we have a song like that one.” Well, the same thing could be said about other candidates right now. They don’t have a good song/candidate message and they certainly do not have enthusiastic supporters who want to MakeAmericaGreatAgain, like Trump does.
        Take a look at this video and then think about 1400 people in Burlington, Vermont SHOUTING that Mexico would pay for the wall. And by God, Mexico will pay for that wall.

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        • daughnworks247 says:

          Because of active participation versus passive listening, Queen went from being one of the many to being the BEST band who performed that day/year and they are still touted for this performance.
          It’s Trump all over again. The message is terrific and we are ready.

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        • jello333 says:

          How any of the mega-stars (like Freddie) didn’t have a massive “god complex” is beyond me. Can you imagine standing there on stage and having that kind of real-time CONTROL over 100,000 people? Really cool AND scary at the same time.

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  11. Mike says:

    A little off topic, but is this a great graphic or what?

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  12. georgiafl says:

    FOX 10 IS GOING TO RUN IT AGAIN now if anyone missed part of the rally – http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news-now

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  13. sam says:

    I don’t understand Bernie supporters doing protest at Trump’s rally. It’s very rude, you don’t see Trump supporters doing protest at Bernie rally. Most protesters are brainwashed college students that think the world is a nice pretty place until they go out in the real world and work.

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    • Paco Loco says:

      Have you been in Vermont lately. It’s Birkenstocks, beards and unshaven arm pit country…uber liberal, 60′ s hippie types mixed with Congregational church types. Many are blithering socialists. It’s amazing to see the huge turn out for El Hefe and the patriots that came out to cheer him.

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      • sam says:

        Yes i know it’s a liberal state and I can understand protesters who doesn’t like Trump but it’s rude if you are another candidate supporters(Bernie) to go an disrupt Trump’s rally.

        They screen “no hate” and yet they start yelling “Fuk you Trump”, wow such hypocrite. Or, they say “bernie got our back, cause he doesn’t need superpac” , do some research before they say stupid stuff. Trump is the most non superpac candidate of them all, he doesn’t even beg normal people for money.

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  14. justfactsplz says:

    I love how Trump talked about a gun at your ankle and at your waist. That’s how you do it, pardoner. This was a great rally even with all of the hecklers.

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  15. Whoa this is so strange. So I said on another comment earlier today that Trump entering the blue anti republican area of VT was going to be like Rocky IV, where Rocky ends up winning over the hearts of all the Russians because of the heart he showed during the fight…well someone was obviously thinking the same way from his camp…did you hear the music as he exited the Rally?
    The famous Rocky song

    EYE OF THE TIGER

    I almost fell out of my seat!!! So great, I’m loving this guy, he will win over the hearts and minds of VT because he dared and cared enough to go where no other republicans go! A true fearless Leader.

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    • Sentient says:

      Tonight I heard Levin say “people are asking whether Cruz’s mother was an American citizen. It doesn’t matter.” Doesn’t matter?!! If he was born in Canada to two Canadian citizens, he’s not a US citizen at all. Levin thinks of himself as Mr. Constitution, but he’s not even interested in whether Cruz meets the “natural born citizen” requirement? I’m done with Levin.

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      • singtune says:

        That is the “Test”~! so now we KNOW he is NOT a “Nationalist”~! {He does NOT Care at all about the”Natural Born” requirement that is supposed to “Protect” American’s.}

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      • jello333 says:

        Wow! We know Cruz was born in Canada.. Strike 1. We also know that Cruz’s dad wasn’t a US citizen at the time… Strike 2. And if his mom was also not a US citizen… Strike 3.

        “It doesn’t matter” ???!!!

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    • Glenn Beck and Mark Levin have both been fantastic commentators over the years.

      But Beck was a little too much like a drive-time radio disc jockey, and started to ‘lose it’. Then he started complaining about Trump – frequently. So I stopped listening due to a lack of variety and calm presentation.

      Now Levin, more sober than Beck ever was, is also obsessed with Trump. Complained about him for 20 minutes straight tonight. He releases up to two Facebook posts per hour vilifying Trump as a liberal because he questioned Cruz’s eligibility. Even insinuated Trump was an ‘a hole’ on a facebook post.

      If Trump can drive Cruz conservatives insane, what will happen to the more traditional commentators? Perhaps mental health professionals will have to define a form of anti-Trump derangement syndrome.

      #LoseWithCruz

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  16. NHVoter says:

    In spite of the protesters, it was amazing to see the positive response Trump received from the crowd. In Vermont. This is why he’s winning. His crossover appeal is something none of the other candidates have. Truly awesome.

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  17. Bull Durham says:

    Trump attracts huge following because he goes where others fear to tread. He says it loud and clear. He shines the bright light on the dark lies and bad actors. He leads.

    His campaign is built on the firm foundation of Love of Country.
    That platform is unique and profound and compelling.

    His sense of humor, self-effacing, common man style is amazing for a self-promoting, self-made billionaire.

    His style is pure American casual—expensive tie, and all.

    And then he pushes all the important buttons (planks of his campaign). Spot on the most urgent issues of the day.

    Thumbs up! (Shorthand for Trump has it covered.)

    Strength, Competence, Can Do and Bring It On.

    Donald is as American as Apple Pie.

    He is his own icon.

    Register, Vote. Help others to Register and Vote Trump

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    • Great comment Bull. You hit the nail on the head. His foundation of Love of Country is exactly why he is winning. It only works because it is NOT FAKE. 100% real. Just like everything about him. I have been watching politics very closely since O came into the picture and started to destroy everything we hold dear. I was actually not excited about any of the politicians in the race…then enters Trump…his ability to show love of country and put America first was exactly what I have yearned for in a candidate. And the crazy thing is to me, he keeps getting better. If this is what a good leader is, sign me up. I will follow him to fight in the gates of hell if he says it will make the country great again! And I have a feeling there would be a quite an army beside me.

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    • NCPatrick says:

      And they say one of his favorite meals is meatloaf! Meat loaf, the standard comfort food of American middle class families. I hope it’s true.

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  18. NHVoter says:

    I’m so glad Trump talked about the omnibus!
    Was this the first time he’s talked about the omnibus at his rallies?

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  19. mickie says:

    I went to MSNBC for giggles. 10 minutes was all I could take. Showing how ”Mean” Trump was at putting out protesters. They actually said he won’t win b/c he is ”Mean”. They were having a fit! Best laugh I had today! TRUMP 2016!

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  20. liberty2828 says:

    “Goin’ down shooting”

    Love him!

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  21. yohio says:

    Breaking news!!!!!!! Breaking news!!!!!
    Ted Cruz has announced a rally in Vermont now that Trump has done it and taken all the heat.

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  22. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    If trump can keep up the pace he is on he will win! He is probably doing more then any of the others and that is what keeps him at the top! Oh and it helps that his message is spot on!

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  23. ejarra says:

    While looking for episodes of The Apprentice, I found Donald’s roast on Comedy Central from 2011.

    In the opening, from 2011, it showed Trump for President placards.

    Here it is if you want to watch.

    http://www.thedaretube.com/tv/watch/comedy-central-roast-of-donald-trump-2011

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  24. bertdilbert says:

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  25. Sanj says:

    Katy Kur (sp). I taped MSNBC said during the show that “it’s hard to compare what’s happening here (Burlington) to a political rally. It feels like a rock concert, the energy can’t be compared to what other reporters have to cover at like a Jeb or Rubio rally”. She was really having fun and it was worth watching the crap on MSNBC just to see/hear that reaction

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  26. bofh says:

    Report from the belly of the beast:

    Just got home from Burlington. My wife and I never got into the theatre, but did meet some very nice folks in line. We stood in line from 3:30 until about 8:30, at which point the Police informed us that there was no more room, and no one else would be admitted. I hate to quibble with Trump’s tweet, but there was nothing like 25K people in the line – probably more like 2 or 3 thousand. And a fair number of those were still in the “thinking about supporting Trump” stage.

    The Sanders supporters are truly awful; in addition to the entry searches and metal-detectors, the security staff was tied up ejecting Bernie’s minions. This slowed admission to the theatre terribly, and even though the doors opened at 5pm, only a fraction of the crowd had been admitted by 7:30 when Trump began speaking. Additionally, although the ticket-holders line was orderly and well behaved, snaking around many blocks from the site, it seems like the PD lost control of things right out in front of the theatre where the “protesters” had set up a demonstration in the park across the street, apparently allowing many “protesters” to merge into the front of the line for admission, further delaying or preventing entry for Trump supporters. This being Burlington, one has to wonder if that was not by design.

    So, high marks to Trump for taking it to Bernie’s home town, but it left a lot of disappointed supporters, like ourselves, wondering if it hadn’t been kind of cynical to issue 20K tickets for a venue of less than 1400 seats, and if better control of the entry queueing couldn’t have been made.

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    • Rene says:

      They knew from social media that protesters were getting the tickets. That is why they overbooked. Otherwise there would have been an empty venue. He also tweeted out that they were ejecting people who were not supporters so supporters could get in. They did the best they could I think. Since they did not really know how it would all go down. He said when they decided to come there, he thought only 500 or 600.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m really sorry that happened. I’m sorry you didn’t get in. I wondered if the people standing in line and not able to get in will be very negative about Trump. I don’t know if Trump could have come up with a better plan. This attempt at derailing Trump in Vermont makes Bernie’s supporters look very bad, along with Bernie.

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      • bofh says:

        We don’t feel too badly about it – not getting in was always a possibility, and we were glad to have had the chance to show our support. I think many people also felt that way, based on conversations with others in the line. One suggestion I would offer is that a little better communications from the campaign inside the theatre would have been appreciated – I think they could have waved us off at least 30 to 60 minutes earlier when they saw how many seats had already been filled, and in the cold, it would have been appreciated.

        Having now had a chance to view the video, I would make one other comment though. The problem with the disrupters took on an uncomfortable resemblance to a game of Whack-A-Mole. People inside, and those watching on-line saw them being ejected from the theater. However, those of us outside saw them gleefully being turned loose to the cheers and high-fives of their crowd demonstrating directly across the street from the theatre. It was clearly nothing more than “catch and release”, and basically just encourages more disruption. I’m not sure what the answer is legally, but this isn’t going to work well.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          My perspective of the situation is that the fault lies with the Bernie supporters. But, I hope Trump can come up with a solution to this type of problem in the future.

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        • NCPatrick says:

          Thank you so much bofh, and I think you may be the man who posted earlier this week about having tickets but might not actually get in. For what it’s worth, I’ve worried about you and your wife all week, afraid you’d stand there in the cold and still not get in.

          I would have been so sad, but our other Treepers make a very valid point: you might have made a bigger statement by standing out there in the freezing cold than if you’d gotten inside. We noticed, the press noticed, and we thank you for your service. Good job!

          Watching it on live stream, I got so sick of those idiots yelling and screaming, and agree that it would be nice to not let these people in from the beginning. Not sure how that would work, but I will say that the short video someone posted showing two of the “protesters” being kicked out … well, how did they get those big yellow home made signs past the checkers at the door?

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        • bofh says:

          On further reflection – I think it was an exceptionally poor and needlessly dangerous idea for the Police to have allowed the demonstrators to set up directly opposite the front doors of the theatre. The Park across the street is large enough that the demonstration could have been sited 100 yards or so away from the theatre, minimizing the direct confrontation rather than accentuating it. This now seems to me so obvious that it can only have been intentional.

          In addition, the ejected creeps should have been thrown out the BACK DOOR of the theatre, away from the Main-Street confrontation and out of sight of their applauding colleagues, rather than allowing them to further inflame the situation on their “triumphant” exit from the theatre. Again, this seems likely to have been intentional.

          VT is a funny place politically – the previous governor was (R) and the current (D) was only barely re-elected in a contested election hinging on a thousand or so votes. But Burlington, (“the large city nearest to Vermont”) where Bernie was once mayor, has become Berzerkly-East.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I wondered if there was some help coming from the police. It sure sounds like it. It sounded to me like they were looking for a confrontation.

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    • Rene says:

      Also. Think of it as contributing to the cause. Because one effect of it all was lots of press. I would not have liked to stand out there either, but by being there you showed support. It is all important. Thanks.

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    • MfM says:

      I bet they didn’t issue 20,000 tickets. Most likely less but wanted Sanders supporters to know there would be pleny to replace any ejected. I’d be bummed having waited… but would have known that it was a possibility.

      I bet a lot of supporters didn’t show when they saw the line was already longer than the place could hold.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Thanks for going and supporting Trump in Vermont! It was great to see and hear so much support for him! Yes, there were more disruptions and more skeptics than usual but it was Vermont and it was Burlington! Amazing that he went and wonderful to see that even there he has soooo much support! I know you all were disappointed but all of the supporters who were there tonight made an important statement. The numbers you all had there tonight made as important a statement as the much larger numbers in AL and TN and MS due to its northern, liberal, hometown of and right across the street from Sanders location! You may not have gotten to see him tonight but you all were a Very important part of the campaign!

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    • I can imagine that was a disappointment but I think he may have thought he wouldn’t fill the place. Now he knows how many people came out to see him so I bet he will be back at a larger venue.

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    • amjean says:

      All persons requesting tickets were told and knew
      that it was first come, first serve as far as seats.

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    • jello333 says:

      Actually, YOU, the people in the lines were the bigger story than the ones who got in, I think. So even though you have a right to be disappointed, just take comfort in knowing that just being a part of that massive line probably helped Trump/us in some ways.

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  27. sundance says:

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  28. SAFVet says:

    Did any of the streams have audio w/o the echo?

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  29. Martin says:

    LOL

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  30. Doug says:

    great to see the three Black Pastors who support Trump suing to block Virginia Loyalty Pledge.

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  31. nwtex says:

    Corey Lewandowski
    Thank you Burlington, Vermont! Packed house for #Trump2016! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!

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    • NCPatrick says:

      Wow! Was this what it looked like? Nothing like we saw on the erratic live stream .. I thought it was just a bunch of college kids standing around the podium. This picture is amazing and makes me totally rethink my observation that those “kids” wouldn’t even register to vote.

      Thanks for posting this nw … I stand corrected. These folks who froze to death to get in will vote, and I hope for the real deal, Donald J Trump.

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  32. nwtex says:

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  33. nwtex says:

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  34. nwtex says:

    Sanders fans plot sabotage of Trump event
    January 07, 2016, 10:15 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump could “feel the Bern” on Thursday night.

    Trump, who is making an appearance in Vermont, the home state of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, could have some empty seats in the house, thanks to the senator’s supporters.

    They have taken to Facebook to urge other Sanders backers to sell out the venue in Burlington on Thursday night by reserving tickets and not showing up.

    “I am just assuring that there are going to be two empty seats.”

    The supporter then directed hundreds of other Facebook users to an Eventbrite URL to reserve tickets.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/265041-sanders-fans-plot-sabotage-of-trump-event#.Vo71SfRZ8Lo.twitter

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    • jello333 says:

      I wonder if Bernie supports this. I highly doubt it. I think he’s a kind of guy who likes to win or lose on his own merits, and knows that this little childish tactic does NOTHING to further his message or diminish his opponent’s… it just makes his own supporters look tiny.

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    • R-C says:

      Or, many more thousands of Trump supporters would show up, thereby dooming these fools’ silly scheme by sheer weight of numbers.

      “Feel the bern…” SHEESH.

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  35. R-C says:

    DISCLAIMER: Busy, busy day for me today, so I was not able to catch this rally “live”, and I don’t have time to watch it now. (I hope to watch tomorrow.)

    That said, I have an observation:

    I come from New Hampshire. I have long considered Vermonters to be ‘from another planet’ (with the exception of two men, both Airborne Rangers with whom I served in the Army. Those two were ‘the real deal’, solid American patriots, through-and-through). More than once I have said I was happy that the Connecticut River separates our two states, else the wackiness might seep across the border. (That was before the Michael J. Dukakis Memorial Mass Exodus in the 80s, which set the tone to destroy the once proud Granite State…but I don’t wish to digress.)

    Now, let me talk about Trump’s rally ‘in the belly of the beast’: It was below freezing in Burlington on the day of this rally, as it most often is during January. Trump’s supporters came out in droves, as early as 10AM for a 7 PM rally, and stood, in the cold, all day long, for a chance to get into a 1400-seat venue. In Vermont. In the town where Bernie once served as mayor–might as well have been his ‘back yard’.

    And did I mention they stood, in the cold, all day long, on the off-chance they’d get a seat? And realize that Burlington sits on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, where the prevailing winds get to rip across the lake unimpeded from northern New York.

    Only 1400 seats. Seems to me that anyone who showed up after…say, noon or so, was TOO LATE to get into the 7PM rally. Someone up-thread said they were there and told us the police eventually advised people to dissipate at 8:30PM. In the cold. In the Peoples’ Republic of Vermont, of all places.

    Next time a Trump naysayer insinuates that the people who attend Trump’s rallies ‘won’t get out and vote for him’, remind them of this event.

    Trump voters will belly-crawl over broken glass to cast their vote for him.

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    • Bluto says:

      Awesome post R-C. 100% Awesome.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      The more I think about this, the angrier I am. Those Bernie supporters who set this up caused the people who wanted to see and hear Trump speak to miss out and suffer in the cold. Just like the BLM’rs, they interfered with other people’s civil rights IMO.

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      • bofh says:

        The funniest “demonstrator” was a guy walking up and down the blocks of lines, with a large sign advertising his hair salon for weaves and extensions and such, which was topped off with a photo of Trump caught in a crosswind. At a Trump event, you have to love an entrepreneur!

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  36. Jack Long says:

    I lived in Vermont for 10 years.

    As I watched the speech I was very surprised at how well Trump conversed in “Vermontese” (for lack of a better word). Very subtle, but his rhythm, pauses and expressions were very close to the Vermont vernacular.

    I thought I was listening to the Vermonters I knew.

    He’s quite good at what he does.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      I think good is an understatement. He is taking on the political establishment, the news media and basically all the money people. Last night he took on Apple telling them they have to make phones here. Apple has a lot of money. Trump is not afraid. Look death in the face fearless.

      Think of a cage match, Donald verses dozens of opponents where The Donald is playing king of the mountain. Like a ninja master, he deflects their energy effortlessly back at them and hurls them to the mat with a bodyslam. That is not just good, that is superhero.

      Trump is now at the stage where he injects fear into the hearts of his opponents. Look how fast the Clintons backed off. That win did not go unnoticed by the rest of the opponents in the ring. Trump stands chest out, arms akimbo, looking at the field with steely eyes. There a dual message. One is “Go ahead, make my day.” and the other is “He who has not sinned, cast the first stone.”

      The last few months have been a training session on the exhibition of power. This is the stuff legends are made of. Trump is poised to be the greatest leader the world has ever known. .

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      • Ivehadit says:

        Joe Scarborough said this today on Morning Joe talking mainly about the Clinton’s thinking Trump is a good one to bring out Bill’s and Hill’s history…Joe said they were sorely mistaken then make this statement: (paraphrasing) “There are no rules for any of us anywhere [when it comes to Donald Trump].

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