In a few hours Trump will descend on Richmond, VA. With him will come arguments, fights, Homeland Security, Secret Service, protestors, arrests, insults, division and more.
Nothing good can come from protesting at the Trump rally.
It will only give everyone the snapshot they are eagerly waiting for outside the rally with their finger on the record button. It feeds the Trump media momentum. His brand bottom feeds off the negative. The angrier you get the stronger they become. He is like some sort of Sci-Fi movie villain.
People are going to be outside the rally tonight waiting to capture something with their cameras and disappointed if they don't. I've seen pics of the barricades getting set up, police on corners, we want so bad to make something out of this for content. Don't give them what they want!
If someone is attending this rally because they truly believe what Trump says, they are so far gone that no amount of "#ImWithHer" signs are going to change their mind.
Don't go. Let them have their rally. When you see the reports "Trump Rally In Richmond" just know that he might be holding the rally here, but that is not Richmond. The Richmond I know is fighting towards inclusion and moving away from division that defined its past. The Richmond I know is filled with people passionate about helping and lifting other in the community up. The Richmond I know does not get joy by tearing others down.