Crowds Cheering, Jeering at These Political Parties

By Jonathan Glover; Kip Hill | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), September 27, 2016 | Go to article overview

Crowds Cheering, Jeering at These Political Parties


Jonathan Glover; Kip Hill, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)


ELECTION 2016

The Clinton and Trump backers who watched the debate found much to cheer, as well as jeer.

Here's a look at debate watch parties hosted by the Spokane County Democratic Party and Northwest Grassroots, which backs Trump.

THE 'DEPLORABLES'

The roughly 80 people who filled the banquet room of Darcy's Restaurant and Spirits in Spokane Valley for a pro-Trump party reveled in their candidate's barbed asides and embraced his politically incorrect identity.

Debate watchers donned nametags labeled "I'm Deplorable...For Trump," lampooning Clinton's recent suggestion that many Trump supporters belonged to "a basket of deplorables" because they are "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic."

"I love it, that's why I saved it," said Patty Wright, a Wenatchee business owner who said she recently sold her home and started traveling east. "I'm going to put it up in my motor home."

The crowd, hosted by the tea party-allied group Northwest Grassroots, guffawed when Trump repeatedly, at several points while Clinton was talking, interjected with "wrong, wrong, wrong" to her charges he initially supported the war in Iraq and other claims. The loudest cheer of the night came when Trump responded to Clinton's demand that he release his tax returns with an order of his own - that she release the "33,000 emails" that were held on her private server related to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Wright said she believed Trump won the debate by restraining himself in attacking Clinton and pointedly interjecting when she spoke.

"I like that he just spoke from the heart, and he wasn't practiced," Wright said.

READY TO VOTE IN 2020

Hundreds of people young and old filed into the Lincoln Center banquet hall, ready to show their support for Hillary Clinton on her big night - her first presidential debate.

Some wore T-shirts reading "Love Trumps Hatred." Others showcased their "I'm With Her" buttons. A display in the corner, with a cardboard cutout of Clinton and an inflatable clown with Trump's printed face taped to the front, topped with a "Make America Great Again" hat, was the focus of many selfies and family photos.

Fifteen-year-old Claire Simmons, however, opted for a more subtle approach: she wore a bright red dress with medium-length sleeves. Rather than shouting her support, she sat quietly, listening intently while munching on her croissant and cheese sandwich. …

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