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Old 10-03-2019, 01:09 PM
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Trump supporter friend of mine was disappointed at the small attendance and headed over to watch the helicopters.

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That's where there were a lot of folks.
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Glad we have web cams, I can watch from far away. Looked at the news channels and so far there is no reporting that I can find.
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Minimal turnout!
Yeah there were a few people there.
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When it is an invite only in a place like The Sharon why would anybody waste their time to crowd around and try to get a glimpse of Trump.

Like all the major performers he will arrive and depart away from the possible masses.

There is no amassing of crowds as there will be nothing/nobody to see.

My guess would be if Trump were to have one of his rally time appearances he, like Bush did, would attract huge crowds. There would be a real reason to attend and participate. I also think the invite only venue was a poor choice for The Villages. And I am not sure whose preference that reflects.....Trumps or....?....

Anyway the lucky few will represent the wishes of the rest of us.

I would have to assume The White House made the decision for it to be invite only as it was not supposed to be a campaign appearance although it did go off the rails a little bit. I doubt they asked The Villages what they preferred.

As for crowds, comparing the arrival of "The Drifters" or even Jay Leno to ANY President of the United States is a bit off. My feeling about the orange guy aside I wouldn't mind watching all the cool stuff (protesters, weirdos, sharpshooters, Secret Service, motorcades, helicopters etc) that surrounds any presidential visit no matter who it was which is what surprised me that it wasn't as crazy as I expected. From what I understand they did have big screens outside The Sharon for the 10's of thousands to view the speech.
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Yeah there were a few people there.
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So much for the small turnout. Looks pretty good from this video.
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So much for the small turnout. Looks pretty good from this video.
And I didn't even get crowd down Main St.
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So much for the small turnout. Looks pretty good from this video.
It did but when the camera swung around for 1/2 second at 1:14 into the video it wasn't like I would have expected.
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There were warnings about closed roads, traffic etc. so "IF" (and I don't know for sure) there were "smaller" crowds and all that goes with them, maybe that was why. I personally stay away from such events as I don't care for crowds. That said...I saw what it looked like inside The Sharon and it looked pretty crowded in there to me.
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At 3:00PM I headed on Morse Blvd to my appt at Santa Barbara office of United Healthcare-They would not let you through the gate as you had to make a u-turn before the gate and back the other way on Morse.I can see not allowing you to go right to Spanish Springs but why not left at the round about and on to El Camino away from Spanish Springs-at the least at Rio Grande there should have been a sign saying local traffic only-no entrance to Spanish Springs
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