Competing events on Saturday provided a stark contrast between just how energized Donald Trump’s critics are compared to his supporters – the minority that exists, at least.
While thousands of Americans mobilized to demand a fair, independent investigation into the president’s ties to Russia in the ‘March for Truth’, a ‘Pittsburgh, Not Paris’ pro-Trump march meant to show support for the president’s stance on environmental issues turned out to be a total flop.
Looks likes today’s pro Trump “Pittsburgh not Paris” Rally in Lafayette Park DC getting a bit spare attendance… pic.twitter.com/TaKhVX4C5R
— Jeffrey Evan Gold (@jeffgoldesq) June 3, 2017
To see how it stacks up against today’s large-scale, nationwide ‘March for Truth’, here is a side-by-side comparison of the two competing events:
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) June 3, 2017
This president may have spent his time as a presidential candidate bragging about crowd sizes, but since taking office, the largest crowds he has been able to draw are those who oppose his disastrous policy agenda and corrupt administration.
It’s an ominous sign for the president heading into 2018, as Trump could set the Republican Party up for massive midterm defeats and lay the groundwork for a Democratic-controlled Congress that would be more willing to take the investigation into his Russia ties more seriously.
If Saturday’s rallies proved anything, it’s that there is a lot of political energy swirling in this country right now, and it’s not with Donald Trump.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.