"That's the end to Minnesota Nice!" my Norwegian husband exploded upon hearing Minnesota Governor Walz banished 25,000 Trump supporters to a cold field in Rochester, MN.
But nothing stops hardy Minnesotans from going out to meet their beloved President and nothing stops President Trump from greeting his people.
As a beautiful gold-and-magenta Minnesota sunset kissed the sky, the Beast whisked President Trump straight from Airforce One to the non-dictator-sanctioned, "illegal" crowd of 25,000 banished from the approved rally area.
And we loved him for it. "He's always a class act," I told Michael.
President Trump took his time too. In a big "Eff You" to Governor Walz, President Trump greeted them first. Standing in the cold for hours, warmly wrapped in layers, nothing stops a MAGA Minnesotan from saying "thank you" to their President. They drove hundreds of miles, waving Trump and American flags and they wouldn't let little petty dictators like Governor Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison take away their Constitutional right to peacefully assemble.
Only after saying "hello" to the banished, did President Trump return to the "250 and not a body more" area to deliver his remarks. He didn't cut it too short either. We got the whole enchilada with plenty of his trademark going-off-the-teleprompters which, frankly, are the best parts of President Trump's speeches anyway!
"You, the American people, are my only 'Special Interest'," he said. Frankly, the cheering sounded like more than 250 people.
"So Minnesota...this is it. This is the history of our nation. This is a very, very big moment in the history for our nation....Remember what your governor did. It's a horrible thing that they did. Your state and your country depend on you...you have my loyalty, that you know...
"I want to thank you, God bless you, God bless Minnesota and God Bless America!"
Governor Walz, you f*cked up. Sure, we're Minnesota Nice and you trespassed on it. You've pushed us too far. When you're up for re-election in 2022, I suggest making retirement plans. Your time as a little dictator is up. We will not forget.
Wife, caregiver, writer, patriot. Click here to learn more about me, my husband Michael and his courageous battle against terminal lung disease.