Trump protesters were blocking vehicles leading into Fountain Hills in advance of Donald Trump’s campaign stop Saturday morning.
The protesters parked their cars in the middle of the road, unfurling banners reading “Dump Trump” and “Must Stop Trump,” and chanting “Trump is hate.” Traffic was backed up for miles, with drivers honking in fury.
Following the downtown event, Trump will hold a rally Saturday at 11 a.m. at a park in Fountain Hills, the hometown of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The lawman is a Trump ally known for immigration crackdowns that made him politically popular, but they were eventually barred by the courts.
Hundreds of immigrant rights advocates who have opposed the sheriff’s tactics plan to line up outside the Trump event. They will be joined by members of a union that represents hotel workers and military veterans [sic] who say Trump is using hateful speech toward Muslims.
Every one of those angry drivers, people who weren’t heading for the rally (which had already started) and instead had their plans for Saturday disrupted, is a potential Trump vote: keep it up.
UPDATE: Turns out other pundits, wiser than I, also see this incident as a growth opportunity for Trump.