Donald Trump says he cancelled the planned rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago because of security concerns.
Don’t you believe it.
Trump cancelled the rally for his campaign. His ego.
Do you really think the man who encouraged violence at his rallies would call off one of the potentially most violent rallies yet?
Not a chance. His narcissism would not allow it.
The Chicago PD ostensibly gets the credit making the call on this one.
First, Trump said this:
“Chicago is the home of some very, very bad rallies,” Trump said. “You know that, OK? All you have to do is look back at the conventions that they had in Chicago, and one in particular, as you know, where tremendous numbers of people were hurt, and I believe, killed. And I don’t want to see anything like that happen.
“So I made a decision. Now I spoke with law enforcement and made it in conjunction with law enforcement, and I think we made a wise decision.”
Then, he said this:
Later in an interview on CNN, Trump said police advised against holding the rally. The pavilion, with a seating capacity of about 7,000 people was about three-quarters full during the rally, with a few hundred more people on the floor.
But the Chicago PD says this:
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department says the agency never recommended that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cancel his campaign rally in the city.
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tells The Associated Press that the department never told the Trump campaign there was a security threat at the University of Illinois at Chicago venue. He said the department had sufficient manpower on the scene to handle any situation.
Trump’s first reflex is to lie horribly.
Hats off to the well-organized protesters, inside and outside the UIC Pavilion.