Donald Trump Comes To Westport

The Iowa caucus is February 1. The New Hampshire primary is 8 days later.

As 2016 approaches, the presidential campaign will soon begin for real.

I’ve seen a few bumper stickers around Westport already: “Feel the Bern,” Hillary with her right-leaning “H” arrow, Rand Paul and Rubio.

But the award for the 1st yard sign of the 2016 race goes to this one, spotted on Saugatuck Avenue:

Trump sign - Saugatuck Avenue

27 responses to “Donald Trump Comes To Westport

  1. I live on the same street as Trump- South Ocean Blvd, He hasn’t been around though.

  2. Misogyny, racism, hatred and bad come-overs find their way into every town, sadly.

  3. Gerry Kuroghlian

    Hopefully this is a New Year’s Joke!

  4. Yay! It’s about time. This State and town is way too liberal. We need an achiever … I don’t care if he’s warm and fuzzy and polite … we need many important things DONE!

    • This town is not “too liberal” it is too leftist. There is a significant difference.

    • Elizabeth Thibault

      I’m not going to delve into politics here, but his history has shown that he made a small fortune by first starting with a large one. If he’d had just invested his inheritance in the S&P 500, instead of all his various business schemes, he’d have about $3 billion, instead of $1B. While he may be someone who does things, I’m not entirely sure he does them correctly.

  5. Thank goodness for Freedom of Speech! While Trump’s thoughts and statements are at times controversial, he has energized people to talk about important issues! We can celebrate our Country’s Democrocy by listening to all party rhetoric and making our own decisions because both sides are talking about the issues. That’s what it’s all about, right?

  6. Peter Gambaccini

    Imagine how the “conservative” media would react if a Democrat had a slogan declaring that America was not great.

  7. Kathryn Sirico

    I thought we lived in a democracy for all to be entitled to their opinions. I have never been more interested in an election because of the choices rather than the “groomed politicians”. Donald Trump has energized people to look at important issues and make their decision with open minds.

  8. Jane Lassner Zeitchick

    That Trump sign has been there for at least two months.

  9. What has happened to the Grand Old Party?
    I miss the likes of Jacob Javits, Charles Percy, Lowell Weicker and Stewart McKinney and non partisan politics.

  10. Marcy Anson Fralick Staples Class of 1970

    I read a statement by Patty Davis (Ronald Reagan’s daughter) where she said her father would be so appalled at the GOP if he could see it today. If he’d be appalled, think of how Ike would feel! This is not your father’s (or grandfather’s) GOP.

  11. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Waiting for old Bill Clinton posters to re-emerge.

  12. Adrian Hinojos

    I am not surprised that this infectious disease of racism, bigotry and misogyny made it to Westport.

    • Tara Tesoriero

      Ive never felt the need to comment but I am disgusted by some of the nasty comments on here. If you really want to place a face to misogyny, look no further than Bill Clinton and his primary enabler, Hillary. Many woman who Clinton sexually harassed, and there were many (Jones, Broderick, Willy etc) were audited by our IRS. That is a fact. This is the very definition of abuse of power. Hillary stood by and even defended him taking advantage of hills position as president to take advantage of women and worse yet, abuse his political power. Why don’t you stop calling Trump names–it’s not intellectual and it makes you and the 24/7 Trump/republican haters on cnn and msnbc (aka the liberal channel) look very small. I can cite a multitude of reasons why Hillary is the wrong person and wrong time and all I need to cute is her lies at Ben Ghazi–the gall of her to go on the Today show the next day saying Americabs died because of a Youtube video!!! I’m not Trump’s biggest fan but the nastiness and lack of civility from some of the commenters is truly disturbing. True intellectuals and educated people don’t engage in nasty name calling and try to marginalize people for their opinions–please make some attempt to be respectful. Even the entire basis for this post by Dan I think is really unnecessary. I’m fine with healthy debate but this is out of line.

      • Nancy Hunter Wilson

        Learn to grow a thick skin. Learn to read sarcasm. Learn to separate facts, news, and entertainment. And then, breathe.

      • Nancy Hunter Wilson

        Oops! The most important thing to learn is to Ignore.

      • Peter Gambaccini

        This is pretty hilarious. “Lack of civility” is Trump’s entire act. He’s nothing but a bad insult comic. Healthy debate? When has he ever shown an interest in that? MSNBC the “liberal channel?” You mean the one that has Trump on its morning show every other day?

      • Adrian Hinojos

        Ms. Tesoriero:
        I don’t believe it is disrespectful to speak up against a person that attacks immigrants and degrades women, and yes he is a bigot and a misogynist. Standing up to him and what he represents is a matter of justice.
        However, If he strikes the right accords with you, and you are willing to defend them, then, that is between you and your conscience.

  13. Eric William Buchroeder SHS '70

    Businessmen as politicians. Politicians as businessmen. Neither as statesmen. Servant leaders or leading the servants? Middle ground or ground up middle? Maybe the citizens and the immigrants should change places and make America great again.

  14. Tara Tesoriero

    Ms. Hinojos:

    My conscience is just fine, thanks for your concern! So are you willing to concede Bill and Hillary are misogynists as well?

    Above all else I defend the right to free speech and healthy and respectful debate, thank you very much!

    PS What I find troubling on the “LEFT” is that when anyone disagrees with them, they assume that person has something that should be bothering their conscinence. I make no assumption that you have any trouble with your conscience with respect to Bill Clinton’s serial mysogny and his wife enabling the same over a forty year period! I also assume you have no issue with your conscience when it is now clear that emails (obtained from Mrs. Clinton’s private server) definitively show that Secretary Hillary Clinton deliberately took no action while US Marines and an ambassador were slaughtered by a mob in Ben Ghazi.

    You have some nerve to accuse me of having trouble with my conscience simply because my opinions don’t align with yours! In the future, please don’t be so self-righteous and respect that others can have opinions that are different than yours. Thank you.

  15. Tara Tesoriero

    Apologies–I realize now I should have adressed you as MR. Hinojos.