Trump Cancels Milwaukee Trip Over Feared Protests

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump will not head to Milwaukee for a previously scheduled visit of a Harley-Davidson factory after the company decided it wasn’t comfortable hosting him amid planned protests, an administration official said Tuesday. Trump had been scheduled to tour the factory Thursday where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing. Large protests have been in the works in recent days, particularly in light of Trump’s executive order issuing an immigration ban. It was the threat of protests, and not Trump’s planned signing of executive orders, that made Harley-Davidson uncomfortable, the official said.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    But…but…but…dictatorships are not supposed to work this way! The government is supposed to pepper spray any dissidents and they are supposed to shut up and go away. End of story.

    And it’s not a ban, dammit! Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conjob even said so!

    • Bad Tom

      Wait two minutes– they’ll say something else.

  • Lawerence Collins
    • AdamTh

      Nah…. just “Make Racists Ashamed Again”

      • Thorn Spike

        Unfortunately, you cannot shame the shameless.

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  • RyanInIllinois

    So, he’s going to stay in Washington with all of the “DC elites” that he railed against during the campaign?

    • AdamTh

      His new swamp monsters are the new “DC elites”.

      • Dazzer

        If it’s DC, it’s Swamp Thing, isn’t it?

  • Lazycrockett
  • Sam_Handwich

    protests will crop up wherever he goes. the nazi snowflake should probably get used to it.

    • Dazzer

      I’m already busily researching the number and types of demonstrations against Trump for his State Visit to the UK.

      I’m reliably informed that the Queen will be financing them all.

      • charemor

        And I was so looking forward to Melanoma and the Queen meeting.

        • David Walker

          The thought of the awkwardness, the no-comfort level, the images flashing through the Queen’s head as she remembers the photos she was shown for background… delicious.

          • Stogiebear

            She’s probably already checking her Greek prince husband’s lineage for traces of Slovenian royalty or nobility so they’d have extended family to talk about.

          • rusty57

            Not to mention his browser cache. Phil is a bit of a hound.

        • Robincho

          Slut-wise, Her Majesty didn’t meet Mandy Rice-Davies or Tiggy Legge-Bourke either. So there’s that…

      • Stogiebear

        When did George Soros become Queen of Englandia??? Damn, that boy IS busy.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          Why the hell is the right wing so obsessed with Soros anyway? It’s like alien autopsy tinhatters’ obsession with Area 51.

          • John H

            Because authoritarian followers have a hard time imagining concepts like independent contra-normative thought/action and willful cooperation, so to them, there must be some ultimate authority or mastermind directing everything. There’s also a very strong paranoid bent on the Right wing; fear of the Other is a central facet of Right-wing thought, with regimented social order and cultural uniformity as core values for authoritarian followers. This is also why, while not restricted to the Right wing, wild conspiracy theories (up to and including the idea that global warming is a hoax) tend to do very well in authoritarian subcultures. So anti-trump protestors must be paid agitators, the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax, 3-5 million votes were cast illegally in 2016, there’s an international Jewish conspiracy to control finance and/or the media, terrorists are plotting to attack Nowheresville, Idaho, equal protection for Muslims under the law is an attempt to institute Sharia, the feds are coming for their guns, etc.

          • Jerry

            Projection…he provided seed money, and some annual support for various liberal groups, and they think he is some nefarious evil mastermind controlling all the groups on the left, just like the Koch brothers do on the right. Only Soros generally gives money and lets other people run the organizations, and only gives about 1/100th what the Koch brothers give to the organizations they control.

      • ChrisMorley

        There needs to be a Clean for the Queen competition funded by the National Lottery™ with prizes for the most outrageous ideas for sweeping the streets completely clean of all traces of his orange cheetoness.

    • Strepsi

      Can we just take turns following him with a bell?

  • Christopher

    The only thing I want from Cheetolini is his resignation.

    Oh, and to piss on his grave when the time comes.

    I hope these protests follow him everywhere, and prevent him from doing all of the “perks of the job” things that the others enjoyed.

  • BlindBill

    guess dementia-donnie will have more time to ….. ask President Bannon what he can do to help?
    Wonder what son-in-law is quietly doing

  • AtticusP

    Christ, it took Tricky Dick about five years to get to this point.

    At this rate, looks like Oompa Loompa should complete the resignation part of our program by April.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      Well, trump had a head start by lying, cheating, and stealing his way into the Reich House, with the help of Putin, Comey, and Assange, let us not forget. Losing the popular vote by three million also did not hurt.

    • Jeffg166

      I was thinking it feels like Nixon’s last days.

      • JamesInCA

        I wasn’t around (or at least politically aware) then. How much of the country supported Nixon in those last days?

        For all the noise of the protests, it looks to me like around 40% of the country still backs Trump. And Republican congresscritters, I suspect, still probably calculate that it’s safer to go along than to speak out.

        • Earl

          You couldn’t find a Nixon supporter by the time the Watergate hearings were winding down. The Republicans don’t like to admit it, but they were the ones who also voted for the impeachment of their own leader.

          • JamesInCA

            So it’s going to have to get much, much worse to put an end to this grotesquerie.

          • Earl

            Most likely, yes. Trump’s already outdone Nixon in crimes against the Constitution.

            I think he’s trying to break the law so quickly, that no one has time to charge him before he’s moved onto the next crime.

        • ChrisMorley

          The release of the “smoking gun” tape destroyed Nixon politically. The ten congressmen who had voted against
          all three articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee announced they would all support impeachment when the vote was taken in the full House.

        • KCMC

          I recall parents watching slack-jawed at what was broadcasted then. Dad never gave up. He said things like, compared to other previous graft would make Nixon look like a Sunday school teacher. ugh.

        • Jeffg166

          Nixon never lost the support of the right wingers. Lots thought he was run out of office. He had committed a crime by authorizing the Wategate break in. The facts and proof were against him. He tried to stone wall as long as he could. He was very defensive and paranoid. Unpopular with the majority of the country. That why I think of him now.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        I’m thinking that this feels like the first few days of the Francisco Franco regime.

        • Jeffg166

          It could go that way. Fortunately some of us do read and remember history. It doesn’t have to go that way. Donald does himself no favors by going on twitter to throw a daily temper tantrum. He looks more and unhinged. Which he is. Nixon was unhinged at the end.

    • BuzzKill48

      By April would be outstanding.

    • Earl

      I’m still betting on February. mostly because I can spell that month without having to rely on spellcheck, so it’s lucky. 🙂

    • Stogiebear

      Nixon was about 10+ years younger when he went through all his shit (not to mention politically experienced…), so the wear and tear of those additional years aren’t serving President Bannon’s underling well.

      • AtticusP

        I worked for a man with a very volatile temper for 10 years. It was the most hostile working environment that I have ever experienced in my working life.

        A couple of his managers were popping antacids like they were breath mints. Lots of negativity. Lots of blame. Lots of anger. Sound familiar?

        All of that would be a walk in the park compared to what a job in the Trump west wing must be like right about now.

        I bet it won’t take long for one of the junior staffers to crack and tell all. And I’ll bet that the tale won’t be a pretty one.

        • LaChatSayWha

          They’ve already had trouble with whistleblowers. And we can take hope from one thing: the infighting in Twitler’s inner circle is intense and it WILL get worse. Rinse Pubis despises the Nazi hobo, so some shit will go down between them sooner or later. I’m praying for sooner but, unfortunately, I don’t know if I’d bet on R-pubes defeating Bannon-Crassputin.

          • AtticusP

            I read today that Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, is being squeezed out by the Bannon contingent.

            All the makings of a Shakespearean tragedy in one tiny orange package.

    • muffler

      Nixon may have been flawed… and I can’t believe I am typing this… but he was basically a decent man. At least a reasonable one.

      • AtticusP

        I think Richard Nixon was a deeply troubled man.

        He had an irresistible draw to politics, yet he loathed people. And a politician who loathes people will be found out, sooner or later.

        And he had an unquenchable thirst for power, and his desperate attempts to hold onto it doomed his legacy.

        But I have read far too much about Richard Milhouse Nixon for me to say that I think that he was a “decent man”.

        • muffler

          I may agree… He did know some limits on his place as President. It will take time for me to find the words in comparison to Trump.

        • cleos_mom

          Put your two posts together, and you have quite a textbook tragedy. (Of the historical or literary variety, not the film/TV/news definition of “whatever doesn’t have a happy ending”.)

        • Dr. T

          At least Nixon had the decency to resign when the game was up rather than take the whole country down with him. I’m not sure Trump will do the same.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        The EPA started during his presidency, and will end during Trump’s.

        • muffler

          Yeah… having clean water, land, air and an ozone layer just got to be too much for everyone

    • Acronym Jim

      Just in time for his next IRS tax audit.

  • Lazycrockett

    This really is one of the best way to irate him. Taking away his ability to hear the applause from his fanatics.

  • Blake J Butler

    He’s going to his resort for a gaudy party this weekend with about 700 people in attendance. With at least 300 people going to protest and about 2000 people interested in protesting.

    Also on a side note, the “democrat” sheriff of Milwaukee, has incredibly low approval ratings from a PPP poll, and most people want someone else that Clarke.

    trump better watch out, the french had the reign of terror, i do not doubt for one second that may likely happen again in similar fashion.

    • Mike__in_Houston


      • Tor

        Get you IKEA Gijott now.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Why oh why do the people of Milwaukee County keep re-electing Clarke?

      • Blake J Butler

        His margins lately have gotten smaller, Arpaio kept getting re-elected, but his margins kept getting smaller as he was in office. Clarke is recognizable to a degree in Republican circles like Arpaio, but his antics have the same effect Arpaio’s did.

        Also, he just runs as a Democrat in name only, he gets into trouble with others in power in the area, so he easily isn’t hiding anything about who he is and what he stands for. People probably didn’t pay as much attention to him just taking him as a Democrat because he was one on paper. That Kentucky clerk Davis, was one too, but just one on paper, and one that doesn’t understand how the laws work in this country.

        So i believe if the outrage is mounting against this administration, protests are ongoing, and organizing is taking shape in actually getting these people kicked to the curb, than maybe Clarke will serve his final term.

  • thom

    potentially HUGE news from the editor of AboveTheLaw…
    There is some (unsubstantiated) speculation that that’s what will happen — Anthony Kennedy retirement from #SCOTUS tonight, dual nomination.

    • oh god, fuck no…

    • djcoastermark

      E the hell gads no.

    • Tom G

      Sure. Kennedy told Trump he’s retiring. And only Trump.

  • another_steve

    Cancel Melania’s wine and cheese.

    • David Walker

      It helped Pat Nixon get through life…Betty Ford, too. And Melania looks like she could use all the help she can get.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Get. The. Fuck. Used. To. It.
    Rinse, repeat, and tell Kellyanne to use a conditioner. Mary, gurl’s got hair issues!

    • Megrim Twist

      Yes, her FACE HAIR.

    • geoffalnutt

      That wig needs a good soaking in some Murphy’s Oil Soap.

  • thom

    News: Jerry Falwell Jr. will lead a federal task force on higher-ed policy, he said Tuesday:

  • Blake J Butler

    What rights did you ever lose under Obama ? ……………. what ? all i hear is crickets………… yeah i thought so.

    • David Walker

      Where did this come from? Does it have a chance to be heard by the people who need to hear it? It’s brilliant and ought to be heard. Something sometime will start the truth about this collection of pig shit money-grabbers seeping into their heads. Hooray, we stuck it to The Man…but now The Orange One is sticking it to us. He never said anything about that.

      • Blake J Butler

        A guy that calls runs a page on Facebook called The Liberal Heathens. He has more videos that he does.

  • Protests matter and they do work. And no, they don’t need to be violent to work, either.

    • billbear1961

      May the court-defying fascist BASTARD soon fear to leave the goddamned White House!!

      • JCF

        Nah, THE PEOPLE will demand the PEOPLE’S HOUSE back. Besiege him in Mar-a-Lago!

      • Chucktech

        However long this asshole remains in office, and I’m certain it won’t be anywhere NEAR 4 years, he will never be able to go ANYwhere without yooooge protests.

      • chuckrod

        Hear, hear!!!

    • billbear1961

      May HE be banned from travel abroad!

      May every decent nation in the world SHUN the TYRANT!!

      May every back be turned on him!!

      • Andrew Stevens

        Heck, the Brits are afraid he’ll grab the Queen’s Pussy if he visits…and from what he himself has said, they’re right to be afraid. (should the Pussy of the Queen also be capitalized?)

      • Frostbite

        That will only work with countries he doesn’t do business with. /s

    • witch

      Protests keep issues up front and active in people’s minds

    • geoffalnutt

      As a matter of fact, they shouldn’t be violent!. That’s exactly what Bannon wants. Chaos. He’s said so. We cannot give it to him or Putin.

    • Acronym Jim

      Thank God for Dr. King.

  • billbear1961
  • Tor

    The man is not going to be able to go anywhere….

    • Cuberly

      …sort of like W.

      • UrsusArctos

        45* will probably be told by Propaganda Barbie™ that the middle finger salute means “they think you’re #1”.
        Post-Katrina – I’m proud to have given “W” & Marine 1 a salute from about 100 yards, with both middle fingers raised high overhead and waving, from a parking lot near the airport when “W” flew into Gulfport ( NOT NOLA) and I was out picking up supplies for neighbors. I heard it and it didn’t sound like the Coast Guard helicopters that were near constant at that point.
        I got the chance to”salute” Air Force 1 at about the same range a bit later when he flew into the ANG base here and I was again out rounding up supplies.

        • Cuberly

          If anyone deserves a middle-finger salute, W is at the top of the list.

        • Snarkaholic

          I waved to Obama when he flew into Atlantic City.

          • UrsusArctos

            Weeeellllll, I “waved” at “W” too. *grin*
            You got the better deal.

    • TampaDink

      Sounds good to me.

    • JCF

      How ’bout a long walk off a short pier?

      • David Walker

        Only with his security guys lining said pier. Secret Service guys would push him.

    • David Walker

      Sounds good to me.

  • HZ81

    Afraid of the populace, afraid of stairs, afraid of science and math…

    • LaChatSayWha

      Afraid of black people, afraid of women

      • Snarkaholic

        Afraid of germs…

  • boobert

    He will not get away from protest anywhere on this planet ! So he claims he’s cancelling, when it was probably Harley that told him they didn’t want him there. As for his tv episode tonight, when will the media quit feeding him the attention he craves? Just have a reporter there to hear the announcement, THEN WALK OUT ! I have forbid hubby to watch him or chris mattews on tv.

    • Steve Teeter

      It was indeed Harley that got cold feet.

    • Tom Ato

      We’re going to watch Netflix tonight. Enjoying Schitt’s Creek!

      • doninkansas

        isn’t that a fun show! I love it.

  • Gigi

    Hopefully there will be so many protests that Trump won’t go anywhere

    • Danieruw

      There’s always Russia…

  • JT
  • Ernest Endevor

    That poor baby!

  • Cuberly
    • Dazzer

      Excellent call.

      • Cuberly

        Well, the main bit works, but other bits don’t but it was what popped in my head when I saw Joe’s post.

  • David in Palm Springs

    He’s too terrified to face American citizens protesting him. But he’s going to personally defeat ISIS, because he’s smarter (and braver) than all the generals combined.

    ((insert sound of a chicken clucking here))

  • Jeffrey

    Yes, all those coastal elites who live in Milwaukee.

    • David Walker

      Soros said he’d pay all the demonstrators. I’m pretty sure I heard that. It’ll be all over the interwebs soon.

  • Eric Lewis

    I thought everyone loved him ?

    • Gigi

      Chaci, not Scott. I did like Charles In Charge. Had many fantasies about him and Willie Aimes getting it on.

  • disqus_Qm7Y1t9k8U

    Yes, those fucking Soros-funded coastal elites.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Yeah, you’d better stick to the White House and yammer at the portraits late at night…just before you work up another tweet storm.

  • Cuberly
    • TampaDink

      Racking my brain as to the name of this actress. Drawing a blank.

      • Megrim Twist

        It’s Winona Ryder.

        • TampaDink

          Thank you!

      • Cuberly

        Winona Ryder. She was getting some grief for the looks she was giving during the SAG awards. They’ve since realized she was having a hard time hearing co-star David Harbour’s acceptance speech.

        • TampaDink

          Thank you, just as you & Megrim Twist responded, my man came up with the name. Had I watched the SAG awards, I’d have known better.

    • ByronK

      I make those faces on a daily basis since the election.

      • Cuberly

        Same here, I’ve developed more tics than a clock.

  • TexasBoy

    Trump could always visit Ivanka’s shoe manufacturing plant to sign an executive order…oh…wait…it’s in Ethiopia.

  • JIM W

    Pay attention to the scheduled city visits by trump and call out a big protest for each one. He is only interested in hearing good things about himself so pour it on. I’ve been writing a letter each day to the White House containing a one sentence insult for him. No way will it get to his eyes, but it makes me feel better. I’m careful to not leave any fingerprints on it.

  • LovesIrony

    everywhere you go

  • Michael Woyton

    Any protests planned for his vacation weekend at the “Winter White House”?

  • Tomcat

    Lets unwelcome him everywhere.

  • Mark

    And there ya go trumpy. where do you go now that you’ve gone too far?

    • jmax

      The Twilight Zone?

  • Tomcat

    Face it Trump, you are NOT loved, except by you.

  • JWC

    Maybe , if everywhere he goes he is protetsed, he might get the hint

  • JCF
    • Megrim Twist

      BOO him off the face of the planet! Protest him everywhere! RESIST!

      • David Walker

        I’d also suggest replacing the boozehound-in-charge’s liquor bottles with water. Yes, that would put us in great danger, but oh the stories that would leaked by the White House staff.

        • grada3784

          Flint water.

  • TrollopeReader

    I can’t believe Mr. Trump is scared. #Sad #Bad !!

    • ChrisMorley

      Narcissists mainline crowd adulation. He’s gonna go cold turkey.

  • Stogiebear

    In light of everything we’ve learned about Donnie the past two or so years, let’s take a look at that opening sentence.

    The Trump Administration said H-D made this decision. It’s just as likely, if not moreso, that Trump is lying and making H-D take the fall for his cowardice. This can be useful:

    Any time he’s coming to your town, fake the letterhead of local company he’s to meet and send him a letter stating that the company is cancelling his planned visit out of concern. Who knew concernstipation could be so useful?

  • NancyP

    I don’t blame the company, though. They have to bear the costs to host him and provide event security on their property. At this point, the company doesn’t want to spend the money for questionable publicity. Harley owners are not 100% Trump voters.

    • david fairfield

      And take the chance of a boycott.

  • MBear

    Those protests are definitely a concern. Maybe he should move out of the US and vacate the presidency

  • SoCalGal20

    If H-D actually cancelled, good on them. If it was really Trump – coward.

  • Puckfair52

    Perhaps he had a gut feeling that something might be amiss

  • Franciscan

    If Harley-Davidson and Trump can’t tame Milwaukee, who can?

    • Friday

      Apparently not Trump’s initial pick to head up Homeland Security.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      That ignorant, angry sheriff with the Bachmann crazy eyes and the uniform loaded with fifty pounds of self-awarded medals and assorted bling?

  • BuzzKill48

    The Bikers for Trump were gonna form a “wall of meat” if the demonstrators got out of hand at the inauguration, but then ran away when the shit went down. Maybe they can redeem their integrity and show up at the Harley factory and throw up their meat shield to protect Trump. Just a thought.

    • Friday

      They would be afraid of the Bikers Against Trump or the Bikers Indifferent To Trump..AkA, Those That Actually Know What they Worked To Buy Or Build. 🙂

    • david fairfield

      The Harley dudes would kick the asses of the jikerd for trump. They are not affiliated.

  • leastyebejudged

    lol, all the fags with harleys I hate anyway so…

  • Jean-Marc in Canada


  • andrew

    The last time an American president feared to travel about in the USA was Lyndon Johnson deep into his presidency and deeply involved in the Vietnam War.

  • Vista-Cruiser

    There was an election two months ago. Where in the hell were these people back then? I spent four days going door to door in Milwaukee, trying to persuade Democrats to vote, to no apparent effect.

  • Robert Adams

    WOW! He’s made America so great in a week and a half he’s now afraid of Americans too.

  • doninkansas

    I LOVE IT!!! I hope this happens in every place he talks about visiting.

  • Piona O.

    what a pussy, what a coward…our president is a coward with no moral courage who fears dissent! to use one of Trump’s own favorite words…”disgraceful”

  • SDG

    Make him a prisoner in his own fucking White House.

  • david fairfield

    I’d say that was a very smart move on the part of HD.

  • PerryB217

    This story makes me happy.

  • Frostbite

    Who’s a special snowflake..? That’s right! Trump is!

    • grada3784

      He’s the best special snowflake.

  • Marti386

    Gee, where are all the “free speech” armchair warriors to tell us all about how horrible it is to no-platform Trump?

  • DesertSun59

    Good. F*ck him.

  • Pip