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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:23 AM

Hundreds of Trump supporters stuck in the cold for hours when buses can't reach Omaha rally

Source: Washington Post


By the time President Trump finished speaking to thousands of supporters at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield on Tuesday night and jetted away on Air Force One, the temperature had plunged to nearly freezing.

But as long lines of MAGA-clad attendees queued up for buses to take them to distant parking lots, it quickly became clear that something was wrong.

The buses, the huge crowd soon learned, couldn’t navigate the jammed airport roads. For hours, attendees — including many elderly Trump supporters — stood in the cold, as police scrambled to help those most at-risk get to warmth.

At least seven people were taken to hospitals, according to Omaha Scanner, which monitors official radio traffic. Police and fire authorities didn’t immediately return messages from The Washington Post early Wednesday and declined to provide reporters on the scene with precise numbers of how many needed treatment.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/28/trump-omaha-supporters-stuck-cold/

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Reply Hundreds of Trump supporters stuck in the cold for hours when buses can't reach Omaha rally (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 2020 OP
soothsayer Oct 2020 #1
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #34
olegramps Oct 2020 #43
olegramps Oct 2020 #44
BeyondGeography Oct 2020 #2
FakeNoose Oct 2020 #36
doc03 Oct 2020 #3
JDC Oct 2020 #4
The Magistrate Oct 2020 #5
jrthin Oct 2020 #10
50 Shades Of Blue Oct 2020 #6
Crowman2009 Oct 2020 #7
Fritz Walter Oct 2020 #8
Crowman2009 Oct 2020 #45
dalton99a Oct 2020 #9
marble falls Oct 2020 #11
onetexan Oct 2020 #12
marble falls Oct 2020 #13
Vogon_Glory Oct 2020 #20
marble falls Oct 2020 #21
durablend Oct 2020 #24
justgamma Oct 2020 #14
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #15
SunSeeker Oct 2020 #25
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #28
pandr32 Oct 2020 #26
rpannier Oct 2020 #16
smb Oct 2020 #30
RobertDevereaux Oct 2020 #17
kairos12 Oct 2020 #18
Marthe48 Oct 2020 #19
Bayard Oct 2020 #22
smb Oct 2020 #31
marie999 Oct 2020 #39
jayschool2013 Oct 2020 #23
George II Oct 2020 #27
TomCADem Oct 2020 #29
rlegro Oct 2020 #32
BusyBeingBest Oct 2020 #33
ffr Oct 2020 #35
getagrip_already Oct 2020 #37
Roc2020 Oct 2020 #38
CCExile Oct 2020 #40
Paladin Oct 2020 #41
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2020 #42
calimary Oct 2020 #46
Upthevibe Oct 2020 #47
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2020 #48

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:25 AM

1. "So long, suckers," he said as he jetted off

Probably

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:03 PM

34. Likely

he didn't know or if he did know, he did not care.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 01:42 PM

43. They have been left out in the cold in more than one way.

Very difficult to fell very much for them. They support the ruination of the nation. They are filled hatred, desolation and the stench of death.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 01:52 PM

44. Is is okay to laugh at these fools?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:26 AM

2. Ownin' them libs

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:16 PM

36. Well, they aren't libs, they're Chump's supporters

https://omaha.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/hundreds-of-people-waited-hours-in-the-cold-for-buses-after-trump-rally-at-eppley/article_9b050405-d58e-5441-8353-c16988e954ee.html

According to the Omaha local newspaper, roads were closed around the airport because of the huge turnout, and people couldn't get back to their cars after the rally was over. Chump had already left the airport by then. Shuttle buses couldn't get through and people were stuck in the freezing cold night. What a massive clusterfuck.

Biden has been holding "car rallies" at places like drive-in theaters, and shopping mall parking lots. Much more sensible and much safer.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:29 AM

3. Wow think of the colds, flu and COVID-19 that will come from that event.

My thoughts and prayers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:30 AM

4. "stuck out in the cold"

Metaphors abound

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:34 AM

5. To Descend Into the Vernacular, Sir --- Fuck Each And Every One Of Them

I have exactly the same degree of sympathy for these red-hat maggots they have for kidnapped children and evicted tenants and other victims of the whole panoply of things their gimcrack messiah has inflicted on human beings and the country we love.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:31 AM

10. +1000 nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:42 AM

6. Not much notice, but

My tiny violin orchestra is ready to serve them!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:16 AM

7. Oh! I want to make a request!

Last edited Wed Oct 28, 2020, 01:59 PM - Edit history (1)

This song in particular.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:27 AM

8. Error message

An error occurred. Please try again later.
(Playback ID: yviYB5RDYJj12eKq)

Trying again later just dumped me onto the FB page.
Copying and pasting the Playback ID brought up this error message: "No Result Found."

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:03 PM

45. It was suppose to be "Hearts & Flowers" on violin.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:31 AM

9. Decent people don't attend Klan rallies

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:41 AM

11. "Left out in the cold." The irony is thick with this one.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:59 AM

12. LOL good one. I tell ya if their Con cult leader told them to walk thru fire they'd do it.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:03 AM

13. Minor correction: try to do it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:00 AM

20. I noticed. How many Trump supporters have learned from this experience?

The 2016 election taught me that the only way some people will wise up is through painful experience. I wonder if the pain was sufficient for some of the Trumpies and their loved ones to wise up?

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:03 AM

21. I think it provided a moment of "cold" clarity for some: Trump makes a mess and jets away from it.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:23 AM

24. Not a chance

They'll blame the left for this, become even more angry and *still* vote for him. "Because frostbitten and/or dead is better than being a Democrat."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:04 AM

14. Have you ever seen

a political party so intent on killing their own supporters?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:13 AM

15. CivMilAir ✈ Retweeted:

CivMilAir ✈ Retweeted

Downwards arrow Ongoing coverage of police and rescue crews efforts to treat a number of patients who are suffering medical emergencies following a political event at Eppley Airfield. Downwards arrow


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:31 AM

25. Notice how they try to cover up that it was a Trump rally by calling it a "political event"?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:43 AM

28. Those are the words of the owner of the Omaha Scanner Twitter account. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:33 AM

26. The costs will be 'huge'

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

16. I am offering to go there and drive them safely to their homes

I just need to buy a plane ticket, get to Narita Airport in Japan (I live in Kanagawa), board the plane, change planes in Seattle, then again in Denver and then land in Omaha. I also would have a six hour layover in Seattle and 4 in Denver. Once in Omaha, after a good nights sleep to refresh, I'd have hurried there to aid in their rescue

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Response to rpannier (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:46 AM

30. If They Had To Rely On Trump To Get Them Home, They'd Still Be There When You Arrive nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:19 AM

17. CHILL OUT, MOTHERFUCKERS!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:39 AM

18. The cold is a liberal plot. Bunch of snowflakes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:58 AM

19. something about prying the guns

from their cold, dead hands?

It is too bad that these benighted people left the comfort and safety of their homes and were deserted by their leader in the cold and dark.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:14 AM

22. Bonus!

Covid AND frostbite!

As an aside, I still don't understand why trump gets to use our Airforce 1 to campaign. Can you imagine the fuel its taking? Isn't this some version of an illegal campaign contribution?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:47 AM

31. They Wouldn't Have Frostbite If It Wasn't For All The Thermometers And Weather Reports nt

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Response to Bayard (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:45 PM

39. While other costs can be charged to the trump campaign

AF-1 can not be because he must use AF-1 for national security reasons such as secure communications.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:20 AM

23. I'm guessing many of the attendees weren't Omahans

Joe Biden will win the electoral vote from NE-2, which covers most of the Omaha metro area, including the city of Omaha. These attendees probably came from Fremont, Columbus, Falls City and all the other MAGA-choked areas outside of Lincoln and Omaha.

Nebraska has about 1.9 million residents, so the three Congressional districts have about 633,333 people in each.

NE-1 contains Lincoln (300,000 people, with more Democrats than Republicans) and most of the rest of the eastern part of the state. Unfortunately, that other half is overwhelmingly Republican, so Lincoln hasn't had a Democrat representing it in the U.S. House since the 1960s.

NE-2 is the city of Omaha and a few suburbs to the west and southwest. It is not reliably Democratic, but it voted for Obama in 2008.

NE-3 is the western part of the state, more like Wyoming than Iowa. It votes overwhelmingly Republican.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:39 AM

27. Thoughts and prayers...........

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:46 AM

29. Trump Did Not Care if they or their families Caught Covid. Why Would He Care...

...if they suffered from exposure?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:51 AM

32. Well, hey, they were all just extras in the Trumptacular, you know.

Trump really is killing people or injuring them -- including his followers. Whether it's the pandemic, his social-safety-netless and a hundred other moves he makes all in his own name and to his own benefit.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:54 AM

33. Good. Fuck 'em all.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:10 PM

35. Anyone in the news media have the balls to ask tRump about this? Does he even know?

Any tweets by the orange anus? Any remorse?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:39 PM

37. it's like putting them on an ice flow and waving goodbye......

But he charged them admission and they paid for the spot on the ice.

But hey, they got to see the great oz!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:41 PM

38. this SNL skit is now no longer funny but prophetic

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:53 PM

40. LETEMFREEZEINTHEDARK-GATE

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 12:53 PM

41. They wouldn't have frozen if there hadn't been so many thermometers. (nt)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 01:03 PM

42. Apt metaphor for his term in office

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:03 PM

46. Katy Tur added it to her lead, at the top of her hour, just now (as I post this).

There was footage, too. Night moving in, cold-cold-cold on the ground, and crowds unable to get to their cars at least three miles away...

A metaphor for these times, playing out in Omaha, perhaps?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:38 PM

47. Just saw this on Twitter (Parody but just the fact it could be real is....CRAZY)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:09 PM

48. Why didn't the buses just stay there?

They take people to the rally until X o'clock, wait for it to end, then take people back. What a monumental fuck up.

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