Why Was Trump Booed at Libertarian Convention?

Why Was Trump Booed at Libertarian Convention?

Donald Trump was booed and heckled by the audience while representing his thoughts at the Libertarian National Convention.

On Saturday night, Donald Trump assembled at a hotel in Washington to share his speech as the next electoral campaign that is to be held on November 5, got bullied by the audience interrupting his words and even passing derogatory comments on him such as “Bullshit!” and “Fuck you!” marking towards the difficulty to gather support from a wider range of people.

Trump said, “The fact is we should not be fighting each other.”

He added, “If Joe Biden gets back in, there will be no more liberty for anyone in our country. Combine with us in a partnership – we’re asking that of the libertarians. We must work together. Combine with us. You have to combine with us.”

Focusing on the Libertarian party, which usually gets about 3% of the national vote, Trump tried to appeal to them and win their support.

However, this initiative led him to criticism by the audience who booed, jeered, and shouted insults at him.

As soon as Trump took the stage to represent his views to the party, some Libertarians in the audience yelled at him for increasing government spending and benefiting drug companies with the coronavirus vaccine.

Meanwhile, a small group of Trump supporters in the crowd cheered for him, chanting “USA! USA!” Someone even displayed a Palestinian flag during the event.

Even in the chaotic environment, Trump was seen pleading and asking Libertarians to support him and join his campaign, but they kept rejecting him.

He tried to make a joke about the four criminal charges against him, saying, “If I wasn’t a libertarian before, I sure as hell am a libertarian now.” However, his jokes and attempts were not worth it.

Trump quoted an article by political commentator Deroy Murdock, which argued that Libertarians should vote for Trump.

He retorted, “Only if you want to win. Only if you want to win. Maybe you don’t want to win. Maybe you don’t want to win. Only do that if you want to win. If you want to lose, don’t do that. Keep getting your 3% every four years.”

He went on: “The Libertarians want to vote for me and most of them will because we have to get rid of the worst president in history and together we will.”

With his useful tactics, Trump always garnered attention from the crowd but this time it feels like slept off from his hand.

Trump tried to motivate and offer Libertarians by promising them that he would include a Libertarian in his cabinet and appoint others to senior positions in the government.

Also, he criticized the Libertarians for only getting 3% of the vote in past elections. He said, “No, you want to make yourself winners, it’s time to be winners. You have a lot of common sense.”

However, he further added to his speech and said that he had come “to extend a hand of friendship,” which mixed reactions among the audience.

Why Was Trump Booed at Libertarian Convention?
Why Was Trump Booed at Libertarian Convention?

Some of his supporters started chanting, “We want Trump!” while others shouted, “End the Fed!” which is a common demand among Libertarians who are against the Federal Reserve.

Moving ahead, Trump tried to speak for more and share his deeds that were done and he will be doing if he is elected.

He said that much of his past actions as president aligned with Libertarian values, such as cutting taxes, reducing government regulations, and canceling federal diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

He promised to appoint Libertarians to a task force to “rapidly review the cases of every political prisoner who has been unjustly persecuted” by Joe Biden’s administration.

He added, “As everyone knows, it will be my great honor to pardon the peaceful January 6 protesters or, as I often call them, the hostages.

They’re hostages. There has never been a group of people treated so harshly or unfairly in our country’s history.

This abuse will be rectified and it will be rectified very quickly.” He even promised, “And if you vote for me on day one I will commute the sentence of Ross Ulbricht.”

The crowd, many of whom were waving “Free Ross” signs, responded with loud approval.

Gradually and further, the crowd become more supportive. The ones who were waving “Free Ross” signs, responded with loud approval.

Trump received more applause when he pledged to sign an executive order banning federal agencies from censoring free speech, introduce significant tax cuts, oppose the Green New Deal, increase oil and gas drilling, protect cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and defend religious liberty and gun rights.

He was gaining the support and was likely to motivate a few of them, but not all. He was again booed when he said, “I want your support and again, you can either nominate us and put us in the position or give us your vote.”

Glen Lewis, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Mississippi, commented, “It was a lot of politicking. He came here to tell us to pull our people’s votes towards him using the fear of Joe Biden’s presidency. But real men and women vote on integrity.”

He added, Glen Lewis, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Mississippi, commented, “It was a lot of politicking. He came here to tell us to pull our people’s votes towards him using the fear of Joe Biden’s presidency. But real men and women vote on integrity.”

Michael Fitch, a long-time Libertarian Party member, acknowledged Trump’s “bravery” in attending the convention but criticized him for increasing the deficit, supporting pharmaceutical companies, and initiating Operation Warp Speed.

The Libertarians will choose their presidential nominee during their convention, which ends on Sunday.

Trump’s appearance aimed to attract voters who might otherwise support independent candidate Robert Kennedy Jr., who also spoke at the convention.

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