Donald Trump and his drive to continue to push the MAGA agenda forward have been dealt a crippling blow.
Mobile, Alabama, officials have canceled Trump’s July 4 rally.
The reason… they believe it will be too politically partisan rather than a patriotic display.
No Free Speech?
Trump had requested a permit to speak at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile on July 4.
Everything seemed to be a go until the Republican Party inquired about the event.
Park commission Chairman Bill Tunnell stated, “After the request was made, then there was contact with the Republican Party. They contacted us, and then it became apparent that it was going to be a partisan political event rather than just a patriotic event planned for that evening.”
Tunnell tried to justify his decision by referencing a 2012 event held by former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), stating this his event was the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”
He added, “That’s when the commission went to the no partisan politics, open to the public.”
The commissioner easily could have reached out to Trump for clarification on the rally’s agenda rather than simply canceling it for what it believes his agenda will be.
Pete Riehm, a local Tea Party activist, offered a bit of a different slant, stating, “I’ll be honest, I feel some people just didn’t want it, not just it but President Trump.
“If people can’t assemble in public places, where can we assemble?”
This story is still developing, so we will continue to monitor and update as necessary.
Sources: Washington Examiner & The Blaze