Yep, slow news day today (so far). Just getting that fact out of the way in case anyone wants to judge me outright. However, I'd also like to point out that this has happened to me before as well, multiple times in fact, so I'm just trying to point out the humor in all of this as well. It happens to the best of us, especially those who have secret service watching their every single move but can't seem to save our leader from the embarrassment before the world catches it all on camera. THAT'S FUNNY!

Anyways, in case I've offended you by sharing this video, I'm sorry. But to the rest of you who decide to keep reading this blog, I'd also like to point out something that happened to me yesterday as I interacted with several people patiently waiting outside to attend President Trump's rally outside Mayo Civic Center.

That something, is that nothing happened. Everyone there was super pumped to be given the chance to see an acting President visit our community. The smiles I saw, the camaraderie amongst neighbors I witnessed and their overall mood was so joyous in anticipation seeing their candidate(s) appear before them later that evening.

Now you're probably thinking, well duh, why wouldn't they since the majority were Republican and/or they probably voted for Trump? I happen to know for a fact several people in line were Democrats also, and they did not for vote him either. What's my point: Because it's 2018, many of us love to label each other as Republican or Democrat, but deep down we're all human beings that are curious of the unknown... which is why I ventured down there for an hour over my lunch hour to look around. I had never been to a presidential rally before and had no idea what goes down there before the camera's go live on TV.

As I was walking up and down the streets with my phone out, a few people called me over to ask what I was doing. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous to what might happen next, but when I said I was there with the media (another hot topic these days) they simply asked from where and what station. As my co-worker and I explained we're both local and from town, many immediately thanked us for the great job we do. Others shared stories of past presidential visits they experienced from their cities or home states and would compare the two.

Finally after one encounter when I admittedly said I was there to just "people watch", I immediately got a sly smile and a handshake as he said "Welcome to our kind of party".

Simply put: Nothing is as you may or may not perceive it to be when you see it on television. These people at the civic center were our neighbors, our friends, our co-workers and our family... they were Minnesotans who were given a chance to witness some history, no matter how big or small you may think of it to be, but that's what it was with Trump invading our small community since it's been well over a decade since a last sitting President had done so in Rochester.

So yes, while I led with a click-baity title, it was my hope that you would keep reading to hear what I all witnessed on a cool fall day in Minnesota when curiosity got the best of me.

I'm glad I went, and for those who got the chance to be inside or out to cheer on our President, I'm happy you got to enjoy something on your bucket list as well.

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