'Stoking the fires': Texas newspaper torches 'bombastic, bullying' Trump over his upcoming Waco rally
A Texas newspaper recently torched former President Donald Trump for his decision to move forward with a campaign rally in Waco, Texas.
On Thursday, March 23, The Houston Chronicle's editorial board released a piece expressing concern about the upcoming rally scheduled for Saturday, March 25.
"When Donald Trump flies into Waco on Saturday evening for the first major campaign event of his 2024 reelection quest, dog ears won’t be the only ones twitching," the editorial board wrote.
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It added, "Trump doesn’t do subtle; dog-whistle messages are not his style. The more apt metaphor is the blaring air horn of a Mack 18-wheeler barreling down I-10."
The board also noted its concerns about the city of Waco, describing it as "an Alamo of sorts"
"The GOP-friendly city of Waco — Trump won McLennan County by more than 20 percentage points in 2020 – has every right, of course, to host a former president, the leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, but 'Waco' the symbol, like 'Philadelphia, Miss.,' the symbol, means something else entirely," the board wrote.
“'Waco' has become an Alamo of sorts, a shrine for the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters, the Oath Keepers and other anti-government extremists and conspiracists," the board added.
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The board concluded with a suggestion for people to visit the city of Waco.
"Go to Waco, we suggest. Go to Waco to take in Baylor football and basketball, and the Armstrong-Browning Library on the Baylor campus," it wrote. "Marvel at a fossil herd of Ice Age mammoths and enjoy a forested municipal park along the banks of the Brazos and Bosque rivers, sample Chip and Joanna Gaines’s ever-expanding Fixer Upper empire. Don’t bother with a bombastic, bullying candidate inclined to incitement and bent on 'retribution.' His appearance is ample reason to stay home."
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