Donald J. Trump, the Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee, and Sarah Palin, former Vice Presidential candidate spoke at the recent the Western Conservative Summit, or WCS for short. While neither were available for interviews they both energized the crowd.
Palin was Trump’s “warm-up act,” getting the crowed pumped to hear him speak. “Sarah’s speech was wonderful and full of power!” said one Palin supporter. Palin addressed the “Never Trump” movement, or as she liked to call it, “Republicans Against Trump or RAT for short!” She also said that she is in full support of Trump and his positions. Sarah also added that “I love Colorado because it reminds me of home, because of the mountains and the beauty!”
The Legacy Quartet from Colorado Christian University opened the WCS with “The National Anthem” and went on to entertain the crowd with patriotic songs such as: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God Bless America,” “America the Beautiful” and “The Statue of Liberty.”
When Trump arrived the crowd jumped to their feet in excitement to hear him speak especially after being pumped up by Sarah Palin. The keynote speaker was introduced by Colorado GOP Chairman Steve House, as he took the stage.
The candidate addressed the National Security issues and his proposed building of a wall on the U.S. Mexico Border. He also addressed the issue of repealing Common Core educational mandates, and the benefit of giving school choice to families. The speech ended with “I will be back to Colorado soon!” for more campaigning after he officially receives the Republican Presidential Nomination.
After the summit the Republican rally continued on the Capitol Steps. One participant, Randy Corporon, who will represent his district as a delegate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland said,
“I have a lot of friends here, as the chair of the Arapahoe County Tea Party, the largest Tea Party group in Colorado. One of my biggest concerns this election cycle is the way people who are generally on the right side of liberty, and limited government, all the things I believe in and support, are really going at each other. I got yelled at, at the convention by people who are upset that as a delegate I am not jumping on the “Trump Train.” So I am talking to people, reminding them that we are all in this together, and I will support my friends even though I may not vote for their candidate.” Randy Corporon is a national Delegate from Colorado pledged to vote for Ted Cruz at the RNC.
From many perspectives the Donald Trump Rally was a respectful and peaceful demonstration of the 1st Amendment right to free speech.
The Western Conservative Summit is billed as “The largest gathering of conservatives outside Washington D.C.” In its seven year history this was the first time a presumptive presidential nominee had spoken at the Summit.