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Online comments about Trump’s Lynden visit are prolific, heated

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, shown speaking at a campaign rally in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sunday, May 1, 2016, plans to hold a campaign rally at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. Online comments about his visit to Lynden have been prolific and mostly heated.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, shown speaking at a campaign rally in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sunday, May 1, 2016, plans to hold a campaign rally at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. Online comments about his visit to Lynden have been prolific and mostly heated. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Donald Trump’s Republican primary campaign fosters strong feelings — to put it mildly. Add to that social media’s propensity for fostering rapid-fire opinions and equally rapid rebuttals, and it’s not surprising that news of Trump’s campaign stop at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden on Saturday, May 7, has generated plenty of heat on social media.

Here’s a sampling of unedited comments submitted on Bellingham Herald stories and our Facebook page.

Happy that he’s coming

Harold Worthington: I’m totally booked that day, but I would definitely love to be there, how cool is that, a MAJOR presidential candidate in our neck of the woods!!

Clinton Renskers: WELCOME TO WASHINGTON STATE MR. TRUMP. You have many Veterans backing you and hope to see big things happen in your Presidential years towards Veterans.

Not happy that he’s coming

Karina Rousseau: How embarassing for Whatcom County.

Raphael Neff: He wins only the support of shallow minds. I’ll be leaving town.

Took note of the fairgrounds setting

Mike McIntyre: Make sure to wash your hands thourghly after the trump rally....

Colette Bert: Elephant Ears = my food of choice!

Calm down, people, calm down

Dustin Schindler: All the anti-Trump people are the just plan rude and hateful. They have become the very same thing they say they are fighting. Plus when has it ever been acceptable to fight hate with more hate. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t support Trumps views but I also don’t support the unfair and unjust politics of the social liberals. But hey, if your going to protest do it by voting not screaming and waving your dumb New Years clackers around. Because let’s be honest your not changing minds, people that came to see him speak already have made up their mind.

Scott Engles: “Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.”

“There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die. But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” — Gautama

Bless you all and may you realize the ceasing of stress and suffering.

Lynden on their mind

Maria Risener: Our small town is ill equipped to handle the very real potential for violence that could erupt as a result of his rally. Our police force is so small that they actually have limited hours and they’re closed on holidays! I live just about a mile from the fairgrounds where he will be and I’m very concerned about the safety of the citizens of this town I love.

Robbie Collins: Why Lynden? Is he going to talk about a wall that he is gonna build and make Canadians pay for?

Mom’s view

Marg Frost: My mom used to say, “Politics is dirty business and so fascinating.”

Don’t forget mom

Lynden Chamber of Commerce Facebook page: It appears we may have a guest coming to town on Saturday!

Well, don’t forget Mother’s Day is on Sunday because not even a presidential pardon will get you out of the doghouse for that!

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