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- Ladies and gentlemen, Donald Trump.
Before Donald Trump cancelled his Friday night rally in Chicago over "security concerns," he was in St. Louis, where protestors managed to shut his rally down.
Throughout the weekend, from trips to Ohio and to Kansas City, Trump has been constantly bombarded by protestors who are clearly spooking and frustrating the candidate.
Two of the San Antonio Current's sister papers — the Riverfront Times in St. Louis and the Scene in Cleveland — had staff writers on the ground for Trump rallies on Friday and Saturday.
In St. Louis, so many protestors interrupted Trump's rally that his voice became "a distant voice murmuring 'troublemakers' and 'get ‘em out' as the scene descended into chaos." By the end of the rally, 32 people were arrested for disrupting the event. You can read about how the protestors, who were well organized, disrupted the event here.
In another good read from the event, Riverfront Times writer Daniel Hill reflected on his experience at the rally in a piece called "Inside the Nightmarish Hellscape That Was Donald Trump's St. Louis Rally."
You can also view photos of anti-Trump protesters and pro-Trump acolytes at the St. Louis rally.
By the time Trump arrived in Cleveland on Saturday, he was already spooked. While in Dayton, Ohio, where he was before stopping in Cleveland, a protestor rushed the podium, causing the Secret Service to surround the presidential candidate, who looked spooked. Trump later said the protestor had links to ISIS, which is false.
By the time he arrived to speak, things were already heating up in Cleveland. One Trump supporter, dressed in a Revolutionary War soldier costume slapped a protestor he was arguing with about immigration. Another asshole was yelling ""If you're an African first go back to Africa." The Scene live-blogged the whole event, which saw plenty of protestors get kicked out.
Today, Trump is scheduled for visits in North Carolina, Florida and will return to Ohio for a visit to Youngstown, which is about an hour east of Cleveland.