Keeping It Honest: Trump's 2020 Campaign Kickoff Rally

Updated on June 21, 2019
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Another Trump rally, nothing new, more of the same. Lying Trump takes the same path for 2020.

Trum supporters draped in the American Flag
Trum supporters draped in the American Flag

To get the crowd excited about the rally, which took place on June 18th, 2019, Trump tweeted first thing in the morning: "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing millions of illegal aliens." Announcing the pick-up of immigrants was likely an effort to get his supporters revved up.

As in all of Trump's rallies, many of the supporters were draped in the American flag, be it an actual flag, shirts, dresses, scarfs or other garments. They chanted "U.S.A." over and over again as well, which makes one wonder how someone who supports the American flag and our country can openly and whole-heartedly support someone like Trump who constantly demeans our own government and sides with dictators over our own countrymen and women.

Donald J. Trump, Florida Rally 2020- Campaign Kick Off, again.
Donald J. Trump, Florida Rally 2020- Campaign Kick Off, again.
Amway Center over run crowd at Amway Center Park
Amway Center over run crowd at Amway Center Park
Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump

Let's Fact-Check Some of Trump's Promises and Lies

During his speech, Donald Jr. mocked Joe Biden for talking about finding a cure for cancer. Joe Biden lost a son to brain cancer, but like his father, he ridiculed a man for wanting to do more for cancer. Then Donald Trump comes to the podium and does one better. Not only is he going to push to cure cancer, he's also going to eradicate HIV & AIDS. He even claimed "we are really close."

  • Fact: In his most recent budget proposal, he wants to cut funding from HIV & AIDS research to send it to fund the undocumented child immigration detention centers.

Trump stated, "We are by the way, the number one producer of energy in the world because of what we've done right now".

  • Fact: The U.S. has been the worlds number one energy producer since 2012; under Obama.

"We're going to have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of the year. It's moving very rapidly."

  • Fact: So far, the "new" walls are actually replacements and repairs that already exist. He still does not have enough funding for his wall, except for the funding he is taking from the military budget. This is still tied up in legal limbo as to the legality of taking those funds.

"Our air and water are the cleanest they've ever been."

  • Fact: In 2016, Obama set a record for having the least amount of air polluted days. Since 2017, we've had 15% more unhealthy air days. When Barack Obama was elected, the Republicans swore to make him a one-term president and block everything he tried to do.
  • Fact: Obama used executive powers under the 1970 Clean Air Act to attack air pollution in the United States and the world with laws and programs, like the Clean Power Plan. He introduced wind energy, solar energy, clean fuel energy. He set laws in place to protect the environment, water, endangered species and agriculture.
  • Fact: Through the RESTORE ACT, Obama set up to protect and restore the Gulf Coast. One of the largest accomplishments of his leadership was working with China to and secure a global agreement with 195 nations to reduce climate pollution.
  • Fact: Since 2017, we've had 15% more unhealthy air days. In the last few days, EPA members, past and present have met with Congress to stop Trump from rolling back 83 environmental rules that will be disastrous to people of the United States.

The final line that stood out more than anything, was when he said, "We are going to make America wealthy again! Was it a slip of the lip? Everything from tariffs and tax cuts to repealing protective laws will only work to make Trump and his very wealthy supporters even more wealthy.

Trump even lied about the tickets for his rally.

For the days preceding the rally, Donald Trump stated that they had 100,000 tickets for supporters and that the venue held about 20,000 people, so they were having a festival in the Amway Center park for the remaining supporters to be able to watch on the jumbo-tron screen. That would be approximately 70,000 to 80,000 in the over-run area is what he predicted.

Supporters began to arrive early to the Amway Center park area, where they lined up to wait. Many were upset when a storm moved through and they were not allowed in the building even after being warned to seek shelter. While the venue was finally filled by many supporters, it was not filled to capacity as reported by the city. And the over-run area had very few people watching on the jumbo-tron, nowhere near the number that Trump was claiming. I believe this would fall under an exaggeration, not exactly a lie.

Once most of the supporters we inside the venue, they had an opening prayer, in which they prayed for strength for Trump to bring forth his destiny. Speeches were made by Donald Trump Jr. and others. When Donald Trump made his way to the stage, he began to exaggerate the truth and lie multiple times, as expected. From time to time even some of his supporters looked rather confused at what he was saying.

© 2019 Lady Liberty

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    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      13 days ago from These United States, Texas

      I think you have gotten out of hand.

      I have pride in America, the sacrifices we have made in every war since the revolutionary war have been immense in our family.

      My loyalty is with decency and the human raise. I can't hate as easily as some, because I was raised better than that.

      I have family on every border and many countries, and thousands in the United States. My people are a part of this world, not just one section of it, maybe that's why I have compassion.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      13 days ago from These United States, Texas

      Actually it doesn't.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      13 days ago from These United States, Texas

      I do know what is going on in my back yard, drugs, child trafficking, gang members, guns do come across the border, through check points in hidden compartments. I once had to wait for 30 minutes while they dissembled a front panel on a truck because there was a hidden compartment full of drugs in it and the agents dogs sniffed it out.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/01...

      And yes they built a go fund me wall, a half ass job that has created more issues. Maybe they can keep collecting money and get the wall done quicker than Trump?

      https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorherna...

      If Trump was that concerned about funding a wall, he shouldn't of spent all that money on his "love me" celebration.

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      bradmaster 

      2 weeks ago

      We're going to have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of the year. It's moving very rapidly."

      Fact: So far, the "new" walls are actually replacements and repairs that already exist. He still does not have enough funding for his wall, except for the funding he is taking from the military budget. This is still tied up in legal limbo as to the legality of taking those funds.

      ----

      This sort of contradicts your comments.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      2 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      jack,

      Why is it that you Trump wall guys think if we don't approve a wall than its open borders. The last time I looked we had large sections of the border fenced off, barricaded off. Open Borders is a GOP scare tactic.

      If we have such a legal immigration system, then why is it that Trump is blocking these people from coming here legally. Raising the cost of paperwork, limiting the number of attorneys to help them.

      You want them to come here legally, then tell Trump to quit changing the rules that would allow them to do so. You can't have it both ways.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      2 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      First of all you can't ask me why I don't want something and then tell me I'm wrong. You are asking for my opinion. If you wanted me to give you your opinion i could have simply said, "oh I want one" and save us all the headache.

      This is my backyard, I see and hear and watch what is going on.

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rep-will-hurd-says-wa...

      Will Hurd said a wall would be least effective.

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      2 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      Your answer makes no sense. You oppose a wall because it cost too much.

      The wall is the only thing left we have not tried.

      You might as well open the door wide open. Why have any border patrol?

      I am not against poor people who wants to come here to better their lives. But we have a legal immigration process for that.

      There are over 1 million legal immigrants coming here each year.

      The wall is meant to stop the million of illegals trying to jump the line.

      It is a fairness issue, it is also a security issue, and it is a health issue.

      Let me ask what number would you say is acceptable and what is not?

      If 1 million is acceptable, what about 10 million? 100 million?

      There are 7 billion people in the world. What if all of them want to come here? Are you OK with that?,

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      2 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      I do not want a border wall because we don't need one. Will Hurd of Texas, Republican with a background in the CIA has said that it is a waste of taxpayer money. If you're not familiar with Texas, there are a large number of people, mainly white on the Texas border with land that goes back generations. The border wall would split their property and they don't want that and I don't blame them.

      Walls don't keep the hungry and desperate out. There are numerous tunnels that lead into Texas from Mexico. They make human ladders to crawl over.

      A large portion of the border is desert, they can't make it across in the heat and no water, that's why they don't come through it, so why put a wall there?

      What people fail to understand, is that they need technology at the border. Camera's, and substations and more manpower.

      Trump wants a wall because he's managed to rile up his supporters with all the one syllable fear-mongering and now he has to deliver. He created a title-wave and its about to flow over.

      By the way, what happened to your Obama profile photo. You finally had it right.

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      bradmasterocal 

      2 weeks ago

      Why do you not want a Border Wall for the US Mexico border?

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      2 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      Wait, where did I just here this exact same thing? Oh, I remember, Trump.

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      2 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      The caravans started under the Obama administration. Trump did not create this crisis, merely the only politician since Reagan trying to stop it.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      2 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      Not sure where you get your information? According to Border Patrol:

      Apprehensions on the border declined from 2005 (1,189,000) to 463,000 in 2010. They were at their lowest since 1972. And in Dec of 2016 (58,478), still declining. By March of 2017 (17,000) the fifth month in a row of decline.

      Then Trump started his zero tolerance and fear mongering, people in poor countries and countries with political unrest felt it was their last chance to come to America before Trump's "wall" went up and it increased ten fold the number of people wanting to come here.

      Trump has created this mess with his "fake national emergency" and fear mongering. Do you ever wonder why he quit talking about the wall after he didn't get funding and only started bringing it up again now that he's running for office again?

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      bradmasteroccal 

      2 weeks ago

      "LMAO, so I brought it up? So why do you support the border wall?"

      B:

      Where do you bring it up? I am the one that asked you the question why you don't support the wall.

      Laughing for no reason could be a medical condition.

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      2 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      I support the border wall because it is the only thing we haven’t tried in 30 years. Since the last amnesty of Reagan, we were suppose to end future illegal immigrants crossing out border. In the years since, we have tried, eVerify, and deportation, and barriers, and drones and all kinds of electronic surveillance along with increased border agents.

      It is like our “war on drugs” which if anything did more to promote drug use. Our failed policies have lead to more illegals coming here.

      The only thing we have not tried is a physical wall that is big enough that will discourage people of even trying.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      2 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      LMAO, so I brought it up? So why do you support the border wall?

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      BradmasterOCcal 

      3 weeks ago

      LL

      Then why don't you answer my insurance question now that you brought up Obamacare. That is still a major problem with healthcare and Obamacare did nothing.

      Also, why did Obamacare cause the medical deduction threshold to be raised from 7.5% to 10%, especially if it was affordable?

      Why don't you want a border wall?

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      3 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      Did you actually see the speech and hear what he said?

      You might not agree with some of his policies if you are a liberal progressive, but to conservatives, he said and more importantly, he did the right things...

      Like appointing 145 federal judges, passing the tax reform law, rescind the individual mandate of Obamacare, reduced regulations to help small business formation, build the XL pipeline, reform prison incarceration, negotiated new trade deal with mexico, and working on China and tariffs...to bring them to the table...and cancelling rhe Iran nuclear deal...

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      3 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      Bradmaster,

      I'm not saying that your insurance question is out of bounds, I'm just saying that it had nothing to do with this question. I will say this, Trumpettes always through Obama Care out there, but they don't also make it known that the Affordable Care Act that Obama passed was changed in upwards of 73 times by the Republicans, it was amended to suit their needs and to try to make it fail, they couldn't.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      3 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      Jack Lee I agree he does put on a good show for his fans. He may very well be re-elected after all this MAGA guy will take help from foreign entities to win and uses China made flags, hats, etc at his rallies. Great way to support American workers.

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      BradmasterOCcal 

      3 weeks ago

      LL

      Can't you answer my question, or are you saying it is out of bounds.The fact that you didn't mention it in your hub is telling.

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      3 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      Wow, we must live in a parallel universe. I saw the speech by trump and I was inspired. He has done more in the last two years than many president accomplished in 8. He does have a tendency to exaggerate but that does not take away the enthusiasm and the positive message. I think he will be reelected in 2020. The democrats are clueless. Why did he win in 2016? Apparently, you still don’t get it.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      4 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      I don't recall anything in my article referring to insurance companies or Obamacare, you know the Affordable Care Act.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad NOYFB 

      4 weeks ago

      LL

      I only heard about his speech from this article.

      And what about my Obamacare comment on insurance companies and keeping drugs that their insured need from them?

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      4 weeks ago from These United States, Texas

      I will certainly look it over and fix what needs to be fixed. And by the way, your response on Biden was pretty much word for word what Jr. said. Must of memorized the bullet points.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad NOYFB 

      4 weeks ago

      $20,000 people,

      Nothing lie announcing a racist round up to get the troops fired up

      "During Jr.'s speech, he mocked Joe Biden for talking about finding a cure for cancer. Joe Biden lost a son to brain cancer. Like his father, he ridiculed a man for wanting to do more for cancer because sometimes it takes having to deal with something before you realize how devastating it is."

      B:

      Where was Biden on curing anything all the time he was in government. And now because he is running for president he is going to make it happen. No Way.

      And where was Obamacare in getting people the drugs they need to even treat Cancer. Obamacare didn't change the healthcare to stop insurance companies from practicing medicine when they say which drugs they will allow for the treatment of their insured?

      ----------------------------------------

      I stopped because you need to cleanup the grammar in this article.

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