Delegates, vendors and demonstrators flocked to the NCGOP Convention in Greenville on Saturday.
Selling their wares, holding up pro-Trump signs and chatting with other attendees, the crowd was energized by the prospect of catching a glimpse of the former President Donald Trump. “Maybe I’ll see him pass by, in the motorcade,” one demonstrator said.
A man who wanted to be called “Cosmos A Clown” waved flags to passing motorists and danced. Some of them jeered, but he took it in stride.
“Clowns, we don’t get the respect we deserve, so I’m here to support our President Donald Trump.”
Check out our photo gallery of the day below:
A spontaneous Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the national anthem during the break at the NCGOP Convention on Saturday. Gov. Kristi Noem appeared earlier in the day and Donald Trump arrived in the evening. Photo by Monica Chen “Trump won” hats, T-shirts and posters in the hallway. Photo by Monica Chen Sy Phomma and Michelle Nicholls, both of California, sell “Trump won” wares at the NCGOP Convention. Photo by Monica Chen Rama Holcomb came from New Jersey with her husband, Keith Parker. Holcomb said her main issue with President Joe Biden is on immigration and the situation at the border. “These are children. These are girls and they are exposed to human traffickers,” she said. Photo by Monica Chen After Biden’s inauguration, Keith Parker of New Jersey started a new business, “ResistForty6,” with his wife, Rama. Photo by Monica Chen Justin Green stops by a vendor outside the Greenville Convention Center with his family. Photo by Monica Chen Ashley Heath of Pikeville and family hold up a flag across from the Greenville Convention Center. On Biden, she said, “You have to keep your word with me. And he hasn’t kept his word in really anything.” Photo by Monica Chen A vendor outside the convention center. Photo by Monica Chen “Cosmos A Clown” dancing and waving flags to motorists. “Clowns, we don’t get the respect we deserve, so I’m here to show support for our President Trump,” he said. Photo by Monica Chen “Cosmos A Clown” waves flags at passing motorists. Photo by Monica Chen Demonstrators with pro-Trump flags line the intersection outside the convention center. Photo by Monica Chen Two counter-protesters on Saturday. “We’re here for the people who are oppressed. We’re using our privilege to do what they cannot do,” said Eliza Norman, right. Photo by Monica Chen Attendees mingling at the NCGOP Convention while waiting for Trump’s arrival. Photo by Monica Chen The crowd rises to its feet and audience members hold up mobile phones to capture the former President Donald Trump when he finally takes the stage at the NCGOP Convention on Saturday night. Photo by Monica Chen Trump speaking to a rapt audience at the NCGOP Convention. Photo by Monica Chen The NCGOP Convention was Trump’s first major appearance since leaving the White House. Photo by Monica Chen Attendees and organizers mingling after Trump’s speech. Photo by Monica Chen