“We Build The Wall” LIVE from Tucson Arizona for a Border Town Hall with Brian Kolfage, Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, Tom Tancredo, Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, Angel Dad Steve Ronnebeck, Brandon Darby, and hosted by Jennifer Lawrence.
Nearly 400 people gathered Friday at Quail Creek Country Club in Green Valley, 45 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, to discuss a crowd-funded, privately-built border wall at a town hall hosted by the group We Build the Wall.
The event was headlined by a panel of three big-name advocates for the border wall: We Build the Wall founder Brian Kolfage, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
The crowd cheered any time President Donald Trump or his “Make America Great Again” motto was mentioned, and booed at the mention of Democrats, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
This town hall was the first of its kind, Kolfage says, and it will not be the last.
“We really just want to get the community involved and circumvent the political stunts that the media puts out,” Kolfage said. “We want the people to hear it from us personally; we’re human beings who just want the best for our country.”
An hour into the event, a lone protester approached the stage and said he had a present for Bannon.
When security stopped the man from climbing onto the stage, he yelled that Bannon was a criminal, and the audience at the town hall was supporting criminal activity.
He was met with boos, yelling, and raised middle fingers as he was pushed out of the room by security.
But Bannon said that protesters are a good thing.
“That guy is the best spokesman for what we’re doing,” he said. “That shows we’re winning.” (read more)