Rosenberger also said she was persuaded to set up a rally in Springfield by her friend Ralph King, who has organized “Spirit of America” rallies across the state.
Rally-goers were met with both praise and jeers by cars driving by. They held signs that included phrasing such as “lock her up,” a reference to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“He (Trump) is all about America, everything that he is doing is in our interest and not in the interest of lining his own pockets,” said Marc Colwell, who went to the rally to show support. “All these representatives that are multi-millionaires on a government salary, all they have done is line their pockets and they don’t care about the American people.”
Colwell said he was happy to see rallies like this and that it is crucial for supporters to gather and show their strength.
The rally lasted until 3:30 and an organizational meeting was held after the event at IHOP to discuss future plans. Rosenberger said she was pleased with the turnout and may organize another rally and include political speakers.
There was no organized opposition present, but some community members have protested against the president and his policies. A protest was staged in February outside Congressman Warren Davidson’s downtown Springfield office by a local branch of the Indivisible movement, which aims to provide tactics and techniques in political activism for local grassroots movements. They were protesting the president’s immigration executive order and proposed Mexican border wall.