Filipinos join massive ‘Make America Great Again’ rally

by Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News


HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — They didn’t say much — but their flags, shirts, and signs said it all.

Some 2,000 supporters of President Donald Trump held a rally and a 5k march in Orange County, California over the weekend.

“I’m out here to support my country,” said Dom Sales, from Long Beach. “I love America and support my President, and for the American people.”

This nationwide series of actions comes days after the President’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act fell short.

While they are hoping that the ACA is eventually replaced, these Trump supporters aren’t too worried about the setback.

“It’s not defeated at all. He’s a very smart man,” said Bessie Blazejewski from San Juan Capistrano. “Don’t under estimate him. He’s very good… he has something that he can probably introduce to the people that’s would make it better for everyone.”

While the rally was peaceful and quiet for the most part, a handful of anti-Trump protestors did show up — and they were clearly outnumbered.

A few shouting matches took place, and there were a few arrests after a scuffle broke out in the beginning of the protest — but the rally both for and against the President were mostly peaceful.

The marchers raised various issues, from immigration, to health and unity — showing their unwavering support for the 45th President.

For the filipino families who joined the march, they believe now is not the time for division.

“I’m very proud of our president. He’s going to be putting America first,” said Sales. “I look forward the hopefully next eight years, and all the things he’ll do for our country.”

As they wait for Trump’s next moves, they also look forward to when the leader of the free world will finally have a face to face meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.


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