Patricia Morgan, a 70-year-old woman from New York with 20 grandchildren, arrived in West Virginia around 7:30pm on Wednesday in order to be one of the first people in line for President Trump’s rally. However, Trump’s rally wasn’t set to take place until 7:00pm on Thursday evening, nearly 24-hours after Morgan arrived at the event.
Morgan, an avid Trump supporter, said this would be her 5th time seeing Donald Trump at one of his events. She sported a custom “President Trump” shirt, Trump pin and an iconic “Make America Great Again” hat. She proudly stated, “I’ll do anything for Trump!”
Surprisingly, despite Patricia Morgan arriving nearly an entire day early, she was only 2nd in line for Trump’s West Virginia rally. Local news outlet WSAZ 3 reported on a Trump fan traveling all the way from Florida to be the first in line for Trump’s appearance.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — The evening before President Donald Trump’s rally in Huntington, a self-proclaimed Trump super fan who traveled from his home in Florida held the first spot in line.
“You hear President Trump, what he tells us, we live in one household,” Gene Huber said. “We’re family. When we have all the people here that love one another and love our president, it is a wonderful, wonderful thing to all be around each other.”
Huber was invited onstage with President Trump earlier this year, giving the president a giant “man hug” and spending several minutes with him.
The avid Trump fan was able to say a few words in support of the president while on onstage in Florida, and his attendance at the West Virginia marked his 7th time at one of Trump’s rallies.
Huber was invited onstage by the Commander-in-Chief at a rally in Florida in February.
“I ran up the stage like I was in 5th grade and gave our president a 3-second man hug,” Huber said.
He says this will mark his 7th time seeing the 45th president.
“I’ve always loved our president, but since this man hug, it changed my life completely,” he said.
A decked out Trump-truck rolled into downtown the evening before the rally.
Mark Hoffman from Newark, Ohio says he’s brought that truck to dozens of these events.
“It’s all about jobs,” Hoffman said.
“All about jobs” is the consistent message being heard by Trump’s supporters and aligns closely with the president’s efforts to jumpstart America’s economy, which faltered to alarming lows under Obama’s watch. In fact, Obama is the only president in American history to never have a year of at least 3% GDP growth. Meanwhile, President Trump been overseeing astonishing job growth and historic low unemployment numbers. Even the most anti-Trump networks such as CNN were forced to report that Trump has added a million jobs in his first 6 months, with the July jobs report smashing expectations and adding 209,000 alone.
The fans appearing at Trump’s rallies and showing fervent support of the president should prove a stark reminder to the mainstream media that vast swaths of America are ignoring their attacks on Trump. Their daily barrage of anti-Trump media headlines seem to be having little effect on the president’s base or their enthusiasm for their president. Unfortunately, establishment Republicans are ignoring their voters, as they failed to pass Trump’s Obamacare repeal and appear more dedicated to stopping Trump’s agenda from moving forward than they are with serving the American people.
Despite their best efforts, including renewed “Red Scare” tactics, baseless accusations of Russian collusion and attempts to brand Trump as a dictator, the establishment working to undo the voter’s choice in 2016 has proven ineffective at changing the minds of Trump supporters like Patricia Morgan and Gene Huber.