The Trump campaign is being hammered by his own supporters after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s fans were stranded after his Omaha rally, where temperatures dropped to near freezing. At least seven supporters were hospitalized and 30 were treated at the event for exposure to cold, seizures and other ailments, according to several reports.
Trump rallied Tuesday night in hopes of grabbing an extra vote in the Electoral College, thanks to Nebraska’s split allocation, but many supporters waited outside in the cold for buses that were blocked from an access road by outgoing traffic.
Social media users were struck by the metaphor of Trump leaving his supporters to possibly suffer hypothermia for a chance to hear him complain amidst a surging coronavirus pandemic.
Check out some of the comments below:
Trump leaving supporters out in the cold is the perfect metaphor for his presidency https://t.co/vCmwW1Ts77
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) October 28, 2020
At least seven Trump supports were taken to hospitals after his rally. The rest were left stranded in near freezing temperatures. They rode in on buses without masks.
Trump can't even keep his supporters safe at a rally. This man is no match for COVID.https://t.co/LzhCQq9HbU
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 28, 2020
Trump fans should take heed after being abandoned in the cold after the Omaha rally
It’ll be the same if they vote for him
Once they’ve served their purpose, he’ll strip their healthcare and social security, and he won’t care if they’re left in the cold to get sick and die…
— Stu Cameron (@stucam7771) October 28, 2020
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 28, 2020
Woman stranded at MAGA rally in Omaha says Trump wanted to teach them a lesson pic.twitter.com/SvqYw5MnOZ
— blaire erskine (@blaireerskine) October 28, 2020
I woke up at 4:30. Two hours later, I'm convinced this Omaha nightmare should be the story of the day — and maybe the last four years. https://t.co/xooP2y2er1
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) October 28, 2020
When someone finally makes a film about the fiasco that was Trump’s presidency, the final shot should just be a group of hypothermic senior citizens roaming aimlessly along a frozen Omaha road.
— Scott Charles (@TheScottCharles) October 28, 2020
On Omaha, I've been literally to thousands of events over 5 Presidential campaigns and no competent or compassionate advance person would never bus people in and leave them to get home on their own. It's not a stretch here they just don't give a shit about people.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) October 28, 2020
America's Pompeii, a frozen exurban Omaha parking lot. Incredible stuff.
— Jacob Bacharach (@jakebackpack) October 28, 2020