Local woman goes to DC for March 4 Trump
Jane Grein said she has been an early supporter of Donald Trump. She attended his rally in Rochester last year when he was running for president.
“I’m big on law and order, respecting our police and securing our borders,” said the retired probation officer.
When Grein heard there would be a “March 4 Trump” in Washington D.C. last Saturday, she decided she needed to be there. She took the Amtrak train and joined hundreds of people at the Washington Monument, who then had a peaceful march past the White House.
There weren’t any big celebrities as speakers, Grein said, “just regular people.”
One speaker was a Mexican woman who became a legal American citizen. That speaker told the crowd she favored immigration from Mexico, as long as people do it legally.
The event started with the Lord’s Prayer and the group sang, “God Bless America,” which Grein said was “extremely moving.”
Most of the marchers wore red, white and blue. Many carried American flags, or signs and flags with Trump’s name and picture.
Grein wanted the president to know many in the country are behind him. She met marchers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oklahoma, Kansas and other states.
“I think he needs to know there are people who support him and what he wants to do,”Grein said.
Grein, 54, graduated from Albion. She lives in Churchville. She comes back to Albion on many Sundays as a parishioner at Christ Church, an Episcopal congregation.
She said Trump gets a bad rap from many Americans, and the country is bitterly divided. She doesn’t like to go on Facebook because of the vitriol posted by so many on social media.
“I have a lot of friends who absolutely hate Trump and we are still friends,” Grein said. “It’s not worth losing friends and family over.”
There were about 40 March 4 Trump events around the country. They were much smaller in attendance than the Women’s marches on Jan. 21, the day after Trump’s inauguration.
Trump on Saturday tweeted a message to the marchers: “Thank you for the great rallies all across the country. Tremendous support. Make America Great Again!”
Grein said the president has a refreshing style and clearly is not a politician.
“He speaks from the heart,” Grein said. “He says it not in the spin zone like so many politicians.”