In response to President Donald Trump coming to Duluth for a campaign rally, the supposed non-partisan Mayor of Duluth, Emily Larson, made some statements calling the President a white supremacist among other things. Real Stories North has debunked the claims of racism against the President but instead of apologizing, it just showed how much of a far-left extremist Mayor Larson actually is. This should not come as a surprise because Mayor Larson has allowed the left-wing political groups free reign to do whatever they want in the name of progressivism.
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the mayor’s home town of Minneapolis, groups like Black Lives Matter wanted to have protests in Duluth in the middle of a pandemic. Mayor Larson publicly supported and encouraged these protests and it should be noted that she didn’t try and impose a limit of 250 participants like she insisted the Trump Campaign do at the recent rally. During the Black Lived Matter protest, the protesters took to the streets and shut down most of downtown Duluth. The protesters even walked down to the freeway and shut down I-35 for a time. At Mayor Larson’s direction, the police did nothing as these protesters illegally shut down roads and highways. As late as September there were protests that shutdown 1st St as the protestors marched from the CJM Memorial to City Hall and back all with a police escort.
Not all citizens of Duluth share the Mayor’s views and supporters of President Trump organized a “Trump Parade” to go drive by the Mayor’s house to show her as such. Cars and trucks filled with Trump flags, American Flags, and other “MAGA” gear drove up and down in front of the Mayor’s house causing congestion in the Mayor’s normally quiet neighborhood. It turns out that the mayor doesn’t appreciate when leftist political tactics are used by the other side of the political aisle. The Duluth Police Department was called to the area on Friday, October 2nd at 6:53 pm for a “truck parade with Trump flags” causing the road to become impassable for 20 minutes. The Trump parade was gone by the time the police arrived, but it is still laughable that the police were called. What the parade was doing was perfectly legal, so the police must have been called because of their political affiliation.
It is hypocritical of Mayor Larson and her supporters to be upset with or condemn these citizens for exercising their 1stAmendment Rights by having their Trump Parade in front of the Mayor’s house. Every time a leftist organization shuts down a road or a business the mayor applauds them and says we need to “hear their voices” and understand the place they’re coming from. Now the shoe is on the other foot. It’s time that Mayor Larson “hear their voices” of the Trump supporters and stop having double standards when it comes to politics in Duluth. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander and Mayor Larson needs to recognize that.