Letters to the Editor

Disappointed at Trump rally

I attended a Trump rally in Sharonville, Ohio, on July 6. I arrived at 2:30 p.m. My sister had been in line since 9 a.m. The gates opened at 3:45 p.m. Donald Trump was not to arrive until 7 p.m.

My sister had secured a spot on the rail, eight feet from the stage. No chairs were provided and half the people were sitting on the floor — the crowd grew to several thousand.

At 5:15 p.m. people started to arrive in the area between us and the stage. We were advised that these were VIPs.

When I protested that these people should not receive preference over my sister and the thousands who had been waiting for hours, we were told that they were elected officials and their family and friends. We complained that these were the same “elected officials” we want to throw out of office. I was advised that if I continued to voice my concern, I would be escorted out of the convention center.

I backed off and researched Trump VIPs; they are elected officials and money people. I am shocked to learn that cronyism still exists in the Republican Party.

Rick Karmowski