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President-elect Trump to return to Mobile

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WKRG Channel 5 is reporting that President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) will take his national victory tour to Mobile on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Donald Trump is making a victory tour after his surprisingly large victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D).

Trump at his victory tour stop in Fayetteville, North Carolina said: “The script to what we’re doing is not yet written. Remember, this has been a great, great movement, the likes of which they’ve never seen before and the likes of which those folks in back there that write the stories.” “I’ll tell you – and they’re saying it – they’ve never seen anything like this before,” Trump said, in re the press in the back of the hall. “It’s one of the great political phenomena of all time. And we’re going to show them – we’re going to do a great job.”

President-elect Trump told the adoring crowd: “We’re going to create a safe country, we’re going to create a prosperous country. We’re going to have jobs again – great jobs, not bad jobs, real jobs. And it’s going to be something. And, hopefully, they’re going to write The Truth.”

Donald Trump is wildly popular in the state of Alabama. Trump’s November 8 victory was the largest win for a presidential candidate in Alabama since 1972 when President Richard M. Nixon (R) easily won re-election over outclassed challenger, US Senator George McGovern (D-South Dakota).

On August 2015 the billionaire and reality TV star appeared for a massive gathering in Mobile at Ladd-Peoples Stadium. CNN reported that 30,000 people attended the unprecedented rally, which was televised nationally by all the news networks. Trump appeared on stage with US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) wearing Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” red hats. Sen Sessions would become the first Senator to endorse Trump for President and has since been selected by Trump to be US Attorney General. Trump returned to Alabama twice more during the Primary season, filling venues in Birmingham and Madison.

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Trump easily won the Alabama Republican Primary, even though Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) had enthusiastically endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich (R). After a disturbing eleven years old videotape of Trump denigrating women and using the p-word surfaced, Gov. Bentley refused to support Trump in the November election. Despite the lack of support from the incumbent Republican Governor, Trump still won 62.9 percent of the Alabama popular vote in November.

The venue for the Mobile event and the time have not yet been announced, but The Alabama Political Reporter will share more details as they become available.

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein, who received just one percent of the national popular vote, is demanding recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. A similar court challenge is underway in Florida. A recount is also underway in Nevada, which narrowly went for Clinton. At this point it seem highly implausible that there would be any change in the outcome of the election. The Electoral College is expected to elect Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States on December 19. Trump is expected to be inaugurated on Friday, January 20, 1917 in Washington, D.C. The Republican Party will then control the Presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.


(Original reporting by WKRG and contributed to this report)


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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