Trump is still an asshole, even if you happen to be on of his staunchest supporters, apparently. Last night, Trump had another one of his infamously Covid-19 ridden events, only this time, elderly supporters were left to either freeze to death, or brave the elements for the miles long walk back to their vehicles. I live in a later time zone than most of you, so I’m up late at night scouring the internet to see what Trump plans to do in order to kill me in my sleep. This left me on hand and alert when reports started coming in about the people being rushed to the hospital with symptoms of hypothermia. I’ll let The Lincoln Project tell you what happened to Trump’s biggest fans last night in the cold while waiting for buses to take them back to their cars.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 28, 2020
You hear that shit? He left HUNDREDS of supporters behind, with no transportation.
The president left on Air Force One just after 9 p.m following the event at the Eppley Airfield. But many of his supporters were stuck there until very late at night, miles away from their cars, waiting for the buses the Trump campaign had chartered to shuttle attendees back to the parking lot…Thirty people were “contacted for medical reasons” and seven were transported to the hospital from the event, a spokesperson for the Omaha Police Department told BuzzFeed News.
He had these people outside waiting on busses that were obviously never ever ever going to come, who does that? Trump. Not only were there hundreds of people still left outside in the cold when the busses the campaign chartered left, never to return, temperatures were so cold, at least 30 had to be taken to the hospital for weather related medical issues.
According to Omaha Scanner, a Twitter account that monitors local emergency scanners in the area, a number of people had to be treated for hypothermia and other conditions as a result of the cold. One older adult was reported to be “frozen cold unable to move with an altered mental status.”
Oh look! Trump is trying to throw Grandma off a Ice Cliff!! Where is Paul Ryan when you need him? Oh, that’s right, he quit when he saw the orange disaster coming.
While the Trump campaign claimed it had hired “plenty of buses” but was simply “having trouble getting them to people still waiting because traffic flow on the small, two-lane airport access road” was limited to one direction, a police officer said that “at least 30 more buses” were needed to accommodate people, according to a CNN reporter.
Just like the Titanic, there weren’t enough lifeboats, or in this case, heated busses, to tote all of his fanatical supporters back to safety. Instead they had to either hoof it back to their cars, or rely on emergency services to come pick their half frozen bodies up and cart them to the local hospital.
In a statement, Samantha Zager, Trump’s deputy national press secretary, said they “always strive to provide the best guest experience at our events and we care about their safety. President Trump loves his supporters and was thrilled to visit Omaha last night,” Zager said. “Despite the cold, tens of thousands of people showed up for his rally. Because of the sheer size of the crowd, we deployed 40 shuttle buses instead of the normal 15, but local road closures and resulting congestion caused delays.”
Oh, please, Samantha! We know Trump doesn’t give a shit about his supporters, and we know y’all didn’t do anything when you heard they were out there freezing last night. This whole situation is a mere glimpse at what trump has in store for all of us if he manages to win another term. I tend to see people who attend a Trump rally as lost causes, so I doubt many who actually suffered harm will change their minds and not vote for him. It’s really sad how terribly Trump treats his own fans, and even though their minds are completely twisted, it’s hard for me to say they deserve to suffer like that, so I won’t. I will say “We told you so.” and hope a few of his hypothermic superfans wake the hell up before it’s too late for all of us.