Trump Asks America To 'Come Together' At Phoenix Rally, Internet Divided

Frederick Owens
August 24, 2017

The crowd of anti-Trump protesters convened outside the Phoenix Convention Center, where the president addressed his supporters in a campaign rally-style event, and yelled chants including "Shame, shame, shame" and "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.".

"They also dispersed some gas in the area", Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sergeant Jonathan Howard said. The demonstrations that began on a peaceful note turned unruly after the president began his address, according to some reports, when police officers used pepper spray to disperse the protesters. Stay with FOX 10 Phoenix on social media, online, and on-air for further updates.

Less than 24 hours post delivering a primetime speech outlining his Afghanistan strategy, Trump is all set to rock Phoenix.

"The president read from a transcript of his Charlottesville comments at the rally, saying, "'We're closely following the awful events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia" - this is me speaking - "We condemn in the strongest, possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence.' That's me speaking on Saturday".

"He was late!" Trump said, impersonating a media commentator.

It was heavily speculated Trump would pardon Arpaio while he was in Arizona.

Donald Trump's first political event since the violence in Charlottesville has been met with charged protests. "And I said it very clearly, but they refused to put it on", he said.

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The president also indicated during the rally in Phoenix that he would soon pardon Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff in Maricopa County famous for his tough stance against illegal immigration.

Several Trump supporters also lined up near the convention centre and shouted, "Build that wall!"

He did not do so until two days after his initial statement, following sharp criticism from Republican and Democratic leaders.

Nevertheless, Trump said Tuesday that "the words were flawless".

Arpaio, 85, was found guilty of criminal contempt late last month for his "flagrant disregard" of a court order that prevented him from rounding up undocumented immigrants during his time as sheriff.

"He's unhinged. It's embarrassing, and I don't mean for us, the media, because he went after us, but for the country", Lemon said. He "predicted" that Sheriff Joe is "going to be just fine".

Although he did not mention them by name, President Donald Trump spoke briefly about Arizona senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake and it was not in flattering terms.

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