Last night, President Trump held a rally in Omaha, Nebraska, which was purely a self-indulgent opportunity to massage his ego, since there is little chance that he loses the state to Joe Biden next week. Once his hours of rambling were over, Trump hopped back on his jet and flew away — leaving thousands of his supporters stranded in the freezing cold at Eppley Airfield.
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Clogged parking lots, lost cars, and a lack of buses stranded huge numbers of Trump fans in the open as they were battered with unusually vicious winds, with many having to walk three miles to get back to their vehicles. The rally ended at 9:30 pm, but it took until past midnight to get everyone away — and by that time, over thirty people needed medical attention.
“Is there any place you would rather be than a Trump rally on about a 10-degree evening? … It’s cold out here but that’s okay,” sneered Trump during his speech, who certainly never felt a moment of physical discomfort himself that night.
Thousands of people left out in the cold and stranded in #Omaha, #Nebraska after a #Trump rally. I’m told the shuttles aren’t operating & there aren’t enough busses. Police didn’t seem to know what to do. Some walked. I saw at least one woman getting medical attention. pic.twitter.com/oIkmixaZt0
— Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) October 28, 2020
The metaphor for Trump’s relationship with his supporters could not be more perfect. Not only has his reckless spree of rallies and dangerous disregard for COVID-19 safety procedures put their lives in danger, but now his fans are getting a first-hand lesson in how there are two different Americas — one where the wealthy fly away in comfort and warmth while the rest of us get left on the tarmac in the freezing cold.
Unfortunately, at this point, there’s nothing that will shake their fanatical loyalty to this man, for some inexplicable reason. Which is why social media members had a hard time drumming up any sympathy for them:
lol Trump doesn't give a shit about you
hope you realize that now https://t.co/mPNwJzTFQy
— Bill Buttlicker (@Grateful42069) October 28, 2020
Trump leaving his supporters cold and stranded is the most on-brand thing ever
— Pat Bagley (@Patbagley) October 28, 2020
Compare what the Trump supporters stuck in the cold went through to the horror desperate migrants face that they laugh their fucking faces off over
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 28, 2020
if I were slowly succumbing to frostbite in a Omaha parking lot I would simply regret that I have only so many extremities to give for the pleasure of seeing our delightful president gyrate to Macho Man
— inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended (@PatBlanchfield) October 28, 2020
Before and after Trumps Omaha rally debacle. pic.twitter.com/fLhtS6K3kV
— Victoria Woodhull (@Well1la) October 28, 2020
7) Trump Omaha MAGA rally… summed up best by Oregon Trail. pic.twitter.com/ipTTIag5F1
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) October 28, 2020
Lmao, trump leaving thousands of his Omaha rally attendees in the freezing cold after being bused there is the perfect chef's kiss of lessons: After he's done with you, you're out in the cold freezing to death. #Omahastranded
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 28, 2020
Trump: "I could strand my voters in freezing cold and give several hypothermia and still not lose any votes" https://t.co/3Bv2WURXRU
— maura quint (@behindyourback) October 28, 2020
Another in the W column for Team No Metaphors Anymore. https://t.co/1M71RxPfNb
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) October 28, 2020
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