George Gigicos is probably curious today about why President Trump fired him. Trump was reported to be “irate” with poor George.
George was the person responsible for organizing Trump’s rally in Phoenix last week. George is curiously out of the White House and out of favor with Trump. Rumor has it that George is planning a farewell party with James Comey, Sean Spicer, Reince Priebus, Stephen Bannon, and Anthony Scaramucci. The real problem is who to put on the guest list.
Trump was reportedly quite angry when he realized that the crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center, was so small according to a source at Bloomberg. Of course Trump blamed Gigicos, for the crowd size, rather than his declining popularitiy. Trump didn’t give poor George the message; instead sending his security aide to break the news. Some estimated the crowd size to be around 10,000.
Trump dealt with the disappointing crowd size by simply lying about it. He boasted during a Monday White House news conference with Finnish president Sauli Niinisto about the crowd size, “you saw the massive crowd we had.” The Washington Post reported Trump claimed that “there aren’t too many people outside protesting,” predicting that the media would not broadcast shots of his “rather incredible” crowd and reminiscing about how he was “center stage, almost from day one, in the debates” . . .
But as the night dragged on, many in the crowd lost interest in what the president was saying. Hundreds left early, while others plopped down on the ground, scrolled through their social media feeds or started up a conversation with their neighbors. After waiting for hours in 107-degree heat to get into the rally hall — where their water bottles were confiscated by security — people were tired and dehydrated and the president just wasn’t keeping their attention.
Police outside the rally were busy violating the constitutional rights of Protesters. The police department has responded to criticisms that it was too harsh with protesters by insisting that video shows the protesters throwing objects at them first, according to a report by a local ABC affiliate. Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Jonathan Howard told ABC News that “there is definitely video of people throwing things at the officers before any force was applied.”
Howard added that “multiple videos exist from a variety of angles” and that the department will release the footage as soon as realistically possible.
Phoenix police department is responding to criticisms that it was too harsh with protesters by insisting that video shows the protesters throwing objects at them first, according to a report by a local ABC affiliate. Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Jonathan Howard told ABC News that “there is definitely video of people throwing things at the officers before any force was applied.” ‘Tens of Thousands “ of Protestors were outside.
As the smoke began to clear , Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Howard said officers used progressively more aggressive weapons for crowd control. First came smoke, then balls of pepper spray, then stun grenades or “flash bangs,” then pepper spray and stronger gas, police said. The Phoenix Police Department confirmed to The Arizona Republic on Monday that officers fired “foam batons” to disperse protesters who were throwing water bottles, rocks and gas canisters at the line of officers on Aug. 22. A foam baton is essentially a plastic bullet capped or filled with foam.
Some estimated the size to be closer to 4000. Curious George is still curious how many people were really there supporting Trump, and how many were protesting???