By Herald Staff
In response to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s campaign rally in Cincinnati on Aug. 1, “a peaceful protest and celebration of our American values” was held nearby.
The group organizing the “We Stand Together” protest says the event is meant to emphasize diversity and raise awareness about issues they say are related to Trump’s presidency, including the humanitarian crisis at the border and the marginalization of women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color and others.
Trump’s appearance at U.S. Bank Arena was the president’s fourth in Cincinnati since his 2015 campaign. Trump, a Republican, lost Hamilton County to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, but wonOhio overall by eight points.
Trump highlighted the nation’s economy at the rally.
At a rally earlier this month, Trump supporters chanted “send her back” after the president mentioned U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Trump previously tweeted that four progressive Democratic Party congresswomen, almost certainly including Omar, should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
The other three representatives assumed to be included in the tweet — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — were born in the United States, and Omar, a U.S. citizen, came here as a refugee