Alert “06880” reader JP Vellotti graduated from Sacred Heart University in 1994.
When he heard that Donald Trump would speak at his alma mater — just 9 miles from downtown Westport — he decided to attend. His role, he says, was solely as “an observer.”
The rules were strict: No posters, banners, signs, professional cameras with detachable lenses, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks or GoPros. There was also “no dress code,” whatever that means.
JP was impressed with the professionalism of the Westport Police Department, part of the very tight security detail.
He also was surprised at the diverse demographics represented — including many folks he knows from Westport.
As Trump finished, JP says, thunder boomed. An announcement urged attendees to stay inside. JP took his chances with the weather, and sprinted through the downpour.
Here’s some of what he saw:
Meanwhile, outside the Sacred Heart arena, a small “Love Trumps Hate” demonstration took place. Roy Fuchs took this photo:
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