“I’m here showing solidarity and support for a candidate who CNN is not letting speak,” said Nitya Pool, a protester wearing one of the recently-made black T-shirts the campaign was selling on site.
While college students interviewed presidential hopefuls at a town hall on energy and climate change, supporters of President Donald Trump staged a high-wattage protest outside. Giant flatscreens, attached to a pro-Trump PAC’s black truck, flashed TV news clips meant to embarrass leading Democratic candidates.
“We have to make sure that money goes right back to people, to help with their heating and their cooling bills, or we’re never going to get it passed.”
Klobuchar went on to tell the crowd that her campaign exceeded expectations: “I think the answer for all of this is that you want a president who has the presence of mind that can thrive in chaos.”
At this point in 1952, incumbent President Harry Truman was on the fence about seeking another term, and other big-name Dems were unwilling to succeed his increasingly unpopular presidency.