Donald Trump had begun to notice that independents are moving away from him in the polls. Even some hardcore Republicans have started to stray, especially as the president’s tariffs have hit home in the heartland. Well, what is POTUS going to do about it?
His trip to California has been less than satisfying. Trump came to several fundraisers at the homes of wealthy Gold Rush state residents to buoy his campaign chests. He will need the money, because the commander-in-chief has floated the idea of buying Republicans’ votes aka a middle-class tax cut.
The legal protesters had a hard time finding him, because the president’s handlers kept the locations secret. A few of the dissenters discovered where he was staying, the Beverly Hills Hotel.
It appeared that some of them were trying to light an American flag on fire, which was appropriate. After all, California has been encountering record-breaking wildfires, and Trump has lit our nation’s norms on fire.
A struggle broke out among the people gathered near the hotel. Apparently, two men were “violently scuffling with each other,” the local ABC affiliate, ABC 7 reported. Police intervened to wrestle both men to the ground. Then, they separated the two.
Later, officials said that the men had been “detained but not arrested.”
Another member of the crowd outside of the hotel claimed he was involved in another clash.
One of the president’s supporters, Harim Uzziel, was wearing a red Keep America Great Trump hat when he claimed he was attacked by a protester, according to Los Angeles station.
‘I didn’t know what was going on. I saw a scuffle in between. One of them came to the sidewalk and he started punching me and attacking me. I had a camera in each hand so I wasn’t able to defend myself.’
Trump is in California for a series of fundraising appearances in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area that are expected to raise some $15 million. The Beverly Hills event was charging from $1,000 a person to up to $100,000 to attend a roundtable with the president.
His fundraising events were held in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Trump’s campaign thought these appearances would raise approximately $15 million. The Beverly Hills fundraiser charged ticket holders:
‘…from $1,000 to $100,000 to attend a roundtable with the president.’
Supporter Gregg Donovan bought a $1,000 ticket into the fundraiser. Unfortunately, the event had been overbooked, so his money will be returned. Instead, he decided to just hang around outside to show his support:
‘What he’s done for this country. The respect we’re getting from around the world. I know because I’m a tour guide in Hollywood now. I see all the people from around the world. When I say welcome to the United States of America they look happy.’
Matthew Owen had come to protest Trump. He said:
‘My biggest concern is that he is both in the U.S. and around the world pitting people against one another. That has always been his message.’
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