President Trump Responds to Oath Keepers Salute – El Paso Rally
FROM STEWART RHODES
Founder of Oath Keepers
The photo above shows Texas rancher Brent Allen, Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes (Army Airborne vet), Colonel John Siemens (US Army Retired), & rancher Don Ausmus at the Trump Rally in El Paso Texas on February 11, 2019.
Oath Keepers attended the El Paso Trump Rally and we were honored to have front wow seats in the VIP section right next to Bikers for Trump, behind the stage, to President Trump’s left as he spoke.
Stewart Rhodes is live at the POTUS Border Rally in El Paso, TX.
Posted by Oath Keepers on Monday, February 11, 2019
And we felt even more honored when President Trump gave us “props” as he left. I saluted him and this was his response. When he was finished speaking and was leaving, we were applauding and giving him thumbs up for such an excellent speech. I saluted him and he responded by pointing at us and giving us a double fist “props” and a nod. Was awesome!
Four of us were there in our Oath Keepers hats and shirts, in the front row of the VIP section, cheering President Trump on as he spoke.
President Trump gave a great speech, filled with strong commitment to build the wall and secure the border (which we fully support as being critical to our nation’s survival as a free, constitutional Republic). And he also took some fin jabs at the biased media.
Trump made fun of the media and called them fake news and essentially a wing of the Democratic Party (calling them out on what is now abundantly obvious). But he didn’t encourage or incite violence.
Yes, President Trump and his son called the media out, and poked fun at them. Which they richly deserve. The bias, partisanship, and hostility of the mainstream media is abundant and absurdly obvious. In fact, that bias and distortion is even evident in how they are covering the “incident” of a Trump supporter shoving a BBC journalist, as they avoid noting that the Trump supporter who did the shoving is a Hispanic man. Can’t mention that! Instead the press leaves the reader to assume the Trump supporter was white, which fits into the leftist narrative that Trump and his supporters are racists.
And both Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. gave awesome warm-up speeches full of fire and energy, with many sitting references to Texas history and culture.
And Trump seemed in high spirits and full of energy. Even after two years of constant, relentless attack from the left and from the deep state, he is still full of energy and defiant fire- and he was on fire last night as he gave a rousing speech. He too made reference to Texas’ history of fiery resistance to tyranny, including reference to the “come and take it” dare of the Texans at Gonzales who resisted confiscation of their arms. Very well done.
As for the size of the crowd, as we showed in live stream videos, posted to Twitter, the crowd waiting to get in was very large, very early. We went into the VIP entrance at approximately 3pm MST, and the crowd outside was already at an estimated 5,000 people.
I walked along the crowd, live-streaming, and I noted the high percentage of Hispanic Americans in the crowd. Part of the leftist mantra and smear is that Trump is racist and that his supporters are racist, for wanting a secure border with a wall, and an end to illegals coming into the U.S.
The thousands of brown faces I saw in that massive crowd put the lie to that.
(At the end of the night, as we left, it was frankly sad to see leftist protest signs calling us “racists” despite the mixed-race makeup of the crowd. You just can’t fix stupid).
Once inside, we watched the stadium fill to capacity and we heard that outside there were just as many people still trying to get in. We knew there was no way they were getting in.
Turns out the numbers outside who couldn’t get in were far beyond the number inside. When I saw photos of the crowd outside it looks to be three or four times as large as it had been when we went in. It was massive.
This was a strong, STRONG start for 2020 for Trump. He just needs to stick to his guns when it comes to securing the border, including using the military to get it done, as I have advocated relentlessly for a year now.
President Trump MUST act as Commander-in-Chief and order the military to secure the border with Mexico just as it did back in 1916 when Pancho Villa raided across the border into Texas. President Wilson used the U.S. Army and National Guard to defend the nation and go after Pancho Villa.
President Trump needs to do the same against the cartels and their orchestrated invasion. History is watching and waiting.
May God grant him the courage to do what must be done, and the rest of us the courage to answer the call when it comes.
God bless Texas, and God bless America!
Note: More photos and videos will be added as we receive them.