Trump Supporters Flood Libertarian Convention, Energizing Event


Donald Trump supporters overwhelmed the Washington Hilton Saturday for the Libertarian National Convention in Washington, D.C.

Not all party faithful in attendance were pleased with the convention’s offer to Trump to speak, which energized the small party’s usually relatively sleepy convention but left party members greatly outnumbered by supporters of the president.

The convention, which blasted 1970s Elvis Presley hits between speakers, lacked the slick organization of the Republican National Convention or Democratic National Convention. Nonetheless, the convention hall filled by the time the first speaker greeted guests, with organizers claiming the sold out event was at capacity.

The crowd regularly broke into chants of ”end the fed” and waved signs reading “FREE ROSS,” a reference to Ross Ulbricht, creator of the Silk Road website who has been in a federal prison since 2013.

Yet with so many boisterous Trump supporters in the ballroom, he will have plenty of backup.

Bradley Jaye
Bradley Jaye
Political reporter.

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