Some 5,000 “Bikers For Trump” are headed for a special event at John Marshall Park on Friday – a rally that is being described by the group’s founder as a “halftime rally” for the big inauguration. In an interview with the Washington Post, 48-year-old Chris Cox talked about why he wants Bikers for Trump to become a major player in the new political landscape.
“Bikers are strongly organized locally,” Cox said. “They just haven’t been organized nationally before.”
Cox, who hails from South Carolina, was one of the president-elect’s earliest vocal supporters. In October 2015, he started the Trump-centric biker organization and began hosting rallies around the country for the then-unlikely Republican candidate.
Bikers for Trump eventually grew to include thousands of members, many of whom are military vets. In addition to holding rallies for Trump, they appeared at the candidate’s own rallies, providing an additional level of security against lawless protesters.
“Ultimately, Cox said, he wants to transform bikers into a distinct voting bloc, akin to the Christian Coalition or Teamsters,” wrote the Post. “His group is composed of members of established groups such as Bikers for Christ and Veteran Bikers MC, and Cox says there are many more unaffiliated ‘lone wolf’ bikers to still bring into the political fray. But the plausibility of creating a unified voting bloc remains to be seen, particularly considering there are at least two other Trump motorcycle events happening in the District around inauguration.”
All right, so can we just talk about how awesome this is? When was the last time we had a conservative political figure who generated this kind of grassroots excitement? A biker club!? Donald Trump is ascending to the presidency, but he has already ascended to a rarefied kind of political air – he is a genuine rock star to many Americans.
In as cynical time as we live in, it is hard to believe that Trump was able to cut through our national funk with pure, raw energy and patriotism. It just goes to show you that no matter how much liberal dirt you bury the country under, you can’t suffocate the beating heart of the United States of America. That heart comes alive when it hears something true and courageous and vibrant.
Bikers for Trump!
We are in for some fun.