PROFILES OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPPORTERS:
With the help of the Mainstream Media, politicians and citizens on the left side of the political spectrum have mis-characterized their fellow (non-Liberal) Americans my entire adult life. To set the record straight I am writing a series of profiles of Trump supporters. In Profile No. 3 we meet Joey Gibson.
JOEY GIBSON, A CHRISTIAN, A FATHER, A NEWLY MINTED POLITICAL ACTIVIST, A TRUMP VOTER
In June 2016 Joey Gibson’s mission became clear to him. He was watching TV news about a Trump rally in San Jose, CA. Anti-Trump protestors were outside attacking Trump supporters and damaging property. The next day Joey bought a plane ticket for Cleveland.
The GOP Convention was held July 18 – 21 in Cleveland, Ohio and Joey spent that time walking the streets outside the convention, interacting with Trump haters.
Since then, Joey created “Patriot Prayer” an organization of Americans that promotes Freedom of Speech, promotes patriotism, promotes the United States and promotes America’s president.
“I am deeply concerned about where our culture is heading. Our culture is being poisoned with hate. I do support Trump, but what drives me is freedom and god. Even if I hated Trump, Americans should be able to attend any rally without fear of violence,” Joey said.
Joey uses the Martin Luther King Jr. strategy of non-violent confrontation. We can change this culture of hate only with love and respect, not more hate. Joey believes, as MLK did, that only by confronting hate & bigotry with passive resistance, can we hope to change minds & change hearts.
DECADES OF HATRED & BIGOTRY TOWARD CONSERVATIVES
According to Joey, Libertarians and Conservatives should stand up to bullying from The Left. For too long we have tolerated bad behavior from The Left. For too long we have avoided confronting The Left. Joey believes that we need to call out Leftists by promoting patriotism and God.
When Joey attends Antifa protests, he walks among the protestors, offers them his hand and talks to them about freedom of speech and democracy. If they react with violence he never fights back. At Evergreen State College last week Joey was sucker-punched & pepper-sprayed when he reached out to shake a man’s hand. After EMTs treated him, Joey returned to the march.
EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE FREEDOM OF SPEECH RALLY
So far, Joey has organized seven pro-Trump rallies, most recently at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Evergreen students have been rioting there for over three weeks, demanding that white professors be fired.
Joey has also attended many, many pro-Trump rallies around the United States, including the one in Washington DC on Inauguration Day, January 20th. He has been all over the West Coast promoting patriotism and President Trump. On April 27th, Joey presented a pro-Trump message to Antifa rioters at Berkeley.
A low-keyed man, Joey is a 32 year-old married, father of two. He has spent his entire life in the Vancouver & Camas areas of Washington State.
ANTIFA TARGETS BUSINESSES WHO EMPLOY TRUMP SUPPORTERS
Joey works as a real estate developer. He buys houses, renovates them and sells them. This allows him the flexibility to pursue political activism. BLM and Antifa have a history of harassing businesses who employ pro-Trump Americans. Since Joey works for himself, he does not worry about his income being damaged by his political activism.
Joey plans to attend the July 2nd “Impeach Trump” march in Los Angeles to talk with the protesters. This writer has seen Joey in action. There was NO violence by Joey nor pro-Trump marchers.
Diane L. Gruber
Note from author: Joey gave me permission to use his real name. Everything in this article has been approved by him.