Donald Trump supporters are planning a wave of conservative rallies in Georgia and across the nation this month to push back against the massive protests by Trump critics since his Jan. 20 inauguration.
Georgia tea party guru Debbie Dooley is helping to organize the “Spirit of America” events across the nation, which she said are open to anyone supporting Trump in his efforts to “bring back manufacturing jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead of political correctness” and other staples of the president’s campaign rhetoric.
The first rally will be held on Feb. 25 at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds in southeast Georgia. A second event will be at the Liberty Plaza – across the street from the statehouse – on Feb. 27.
“President Trump is under attack from the left, so we need to show the left we support President Trump,” Dooley said in a note to supporters. “The rally will be positive, patriotic and uplifting. Please don’t bring negative signs as we will be there to support President Trump in a positive manner.”
It’s a direct response to an intense wave of political activism that has swept up Democrats and other Trump critics since his election.
Opponents of Trump’s policies have marched in the streets of the state’s biggest cities, sent an avalanche of phone calls to GOP lawmakers and held a spate of town halls to try to channel that anger into activity. The size and scope of the movement has stunned even longtime Democratic activists who have seen the ebb and flow of movements such as the Moral Monday protests.
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