A group of Trump supporters who had planned to attend an anti-impeachment rally in D.C. on Thursday accused a bus company of a deep state conspiracy after they failed to send the expected buses to shuttle them to the Capitol Building. As it turns out, the group had pulled a very Trump-like move by failing to pay for the buses.
Hundreds of Trump fans were left stranded yesterday after buses to take them to DC never showed up.— Will Sommer (@willsommer) October 18, 2019
Organizers claim the bus company is biased against conservatives, but the bus company has a simpler explanation: they were never paid.
After a lot of complaining, social media yelling, and bad online reviews, US Coachways explained to reporters that they didn’t send the buses because of a series of declined credit cards that left the company without payment for the transportation.
“We want to get people down there,” said US Coachways’ chief marketing officer Joseph Heap, “But unfortunately, payment is required.”
Now the unpaid bus company has been labeled "part of the deep state".— Dr. Robert Fortuna (@psychdr100) October 18, 2019
So much denial of reality from top to bottom.
Trump supporters cry bitter tears after bus company they never bothered paying leaves them stranded - https://t.co/sr314XgtGR
Regardless of this simple explanation, US Coachways has now been accused of some kind of “deep state” conspiracy to keep a couple hundred people from yelling about a different deep state conspiracy at the Capitol. According to a statement released by an organization called “Women for America First,” the bus company violated their freedom of speech for not shuttling them for free.
“Last night, less than two hours before our first chartered buses were supposed to leave for DC, we were informed that the bus company was canceling all of our buses—including ones that were fully paid for,” the statement read. “This move left hundreds of grassroots activists stranded and unable to attend the Anti-Impeachment rally today in front of the Capitol. We are incredibly disappointed at US Coachways, their actions prevented hundreds of Americans from exercising their first amendment rights and to have their voices heard.”
From the top down.
Not extending the Bill of Rights to everyone does not extend the Right to not pay the Bill to anyone.
— Louis R. Bridgeman (@LouisRBridgema3) October 18, 2019
“America First” is a slogan originally used by the KKK.
Other Trump supporters took to Twitter and YouTube to air their disappointment in the typical fashion.
“Guess what, you lefty, soy-drinking latte pieces of s**t: You’re not taking this country,” railed YouTube user April the American. “It ain’t going to happen.”
Donald Trump himself is notorious for failing to pay cities for space and accommodations necessary for his rallies. It got so bad that Minneapolis tried to bill him in advance, and the mayor was accused of “trying to deny the rights of his own city’s residents just because he hates the President.” Trump then threatened to sue the city.
Surprise, surprise. The @realDonaldTrump campaign has refused to pay 10 cities for campaign rally expenses dating back to 2016.— Lauwomanator (@Lauwomanator) October 9, 2019
Trump threatens to sue Minneapolis for demanding he pay for rally security in advance | https://t.co/gIWFIEj43p https://t.co/6AfR8EIvRX
Which is the “party of personal responsibility” again?