Two months after his rally there produced “send her back” chants, the president brought identity politics back to the state.
Trisha Hope, 55, was attending her 23rd rally for Mr. Trump. Ms. Hope sells a book of all the president’s tweets since Inauguration Day. They are “history that needs to be preserved,” she said, and have “never been inaccurate.” Ms. Hope estimated that she’s read every tweet about 50 times.
Brian Kelly of Fayetteville said he felt Mr. Trump understood “the people who experience most discrimination right now are us, Christians.”
“I hate this racist nonsense. It’s just a political ploy,” Mr. Kelly said. “You can say anything you want if you’re a Muslim or an atheist.”