Thousands protest and chase Donald Trump out of town when he tried to rally at the UIC Pavilion last March. Photo: Fred Klonsky
When we went to protest Donald Trump at his planned rally at the University of Illinois Chicago campus last March it was because we recognized a fascist when we saw one.
Thousands took part in the peaceful protest outside while Trump goons attacked protesters inside.
It seems that Clinton supporters didn’t take Trump all that seriously back in March.
Part of the WikiLeaks John Podesta email dump included this one:
The context for this email is important. Three weeks earlier Clinton had a a major lead over Bernie Sanders in polling for the Illinois primary. But Sanders was closing fast.
Clinton won Illinois with 50.56 percent to Sanders’ 48.61 percent of the overall vote. Of the 102 elected delegate spots in Illinois, Clinton won 52 and Sanders 50, almost a tie.
Podesta and Clinton saw the mass mobilization of anti-Trump protesters in the streets as helping Sanders and hurting the Clinton campaign. They were right about that.
So much so that they begged President Obama to give “a nod” in favor of Hillary.
There was no nod from Obama.
Sanders nearly won Illinois.
Trump was chased out of town leading to similar protests around the country.
But Hillary was far more worried about Sanders than she was about Trump.