It appears that the bloom is off of Donald Trump’s rose. The distance between his communications has helped cool down the flame torches he was throwing all over the country. Oh, that Facebook and Twitter had done so years earlier and there is no guarantee that they will not reverse that decision to ban him. But we are where we are, and that spot comes with the hope that 45 will just fade away from public view, landing on one of his mortgaged golf courses. Maybe, in Scotland. Get what just happened to him.
Trump had been scheduled as the featured speaker this coming Saturday at the SS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, but something happened. Commission Chairman Bill Tunnell said the event would be partisan not simply patriotic, mynbc15.com, the local NBC affiliate reported:
‘After the request was made, then there was contact with the Republican Party, they contacted us and then it became apparent that it was going to be a partisan political event, rather than just a patriotic event planned for that evening.’
The commissioners had gone to the attorney general’s office late last month. Attorney General Steve Marshall’s letter noted that this park was available for political events if access is “available for all political parties and candidates on an equal basis.” The state park had hosted political events in the past, even presidential candidate Rick Santorum in 2012:
‘Rick Santorum was the, was the straw that broke the camel’s back. And that’s when the commission went to the no partisan politics open to the public.’
Local Tea Party activist Pete Riehm said:
‘I’ll be honest, I feel some people just didn’t want it, not just it but President Trump. If people can’t assemble in public places. Where can we assemble?’
Chair of the Alabama Republican Party John Wahl told NBC 15 news Trump had committed to the event, was excited about it, and is disappointed it was called off.
Common Sense Campaign planned July 3rd event, local CBS affiliate WKRG:
‘[It] would have breached a precedent already set by the Board of Commissioners of the park that does not allow partisan political events that are open to the public, according to the chairman of the board, Bill Tunnell.’
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