A dozen Donald Trump supporters carrying jumbo signs in support of the Republican presidential candidate swung by City Hall as part of a mobile rally Friday that is making stops at various Los Angeles landmarks ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Rachel Gunther, a Trump supporter and campaign volunteer from Long Beach, said the “Trump Train” rally hope to stir up support for the GOP candidate in a region that is “very liberal and Democratic.”
“We’re just trying to give a positive presence and show that there are people that support Trump in L.A.,” she said.
The rally was also scheduled to make stops at the Roybal Federal Building, Union Station and eventually Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was recently vandalized.
Gunther said the response to the group’s march through town had been mostly positive, with negative reactions limited to “a few (middle) fingers.” As Gunther spoke, some drivers passing by honked their horns.
In addition to the large campaign signs, the supporters carried a banner reading “Viva Christ! Viva Trump!”
Danny Kim of Monterey Park, who said he was a Trump supporter, paused to give the group kudos.
“I think it’s great,” he said of the rally. “I think in America, you can do this.”
The Trump supporters began their morning on Sunset Boulevard, near the San Diego (405) Freeway overpass and the Getty Museum. Other scheduled stops included the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the downtown Los Angeles Times building, Staples Center and Pasadena, near the Foothill (210) Freeway overpass at Fair Oaks Avenue.
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s nominee, appears to have the clear edge at Los Angeles City Hall.
The City Council, which is mostly made up of Democrats, recently took a shot at Trump, approving a mostly symbolic resolution calling for the city to look into divesting from Trump-affiliated businesses and organizations.
Several council members earlier this year traveled to Philadelphia to attend the Democratic National Convention, while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has been actively campaigning for Clinton, was a featured speaker.
— City News Service