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Shorewood residents, differing opinions show up to see presidential motorcade in neighborhood

Richard Reeve
Updated: October 01, 2020 05:41 AM
Created: September 30, 2020 11:05 PM

The motorcade rolled down the street, with lights flashing, and groups of people... some cheering, some jeering watching along the roadside. 

No, this wasn't the nation's capital.

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It was in Shorewood, Minnesota.     

"I came because I think it's a cool thing to see the president, once in a lifetime," said Audie Lind, a Trump supporter. "I've never actually seen him, so just to see the motorcade is enough for me." 

"This is the first time I've done anything like this," says Joe Biden supporter Jeri Borgwarth, who drove from Andover to speak out against the president. "I just think it's not working as well in some of the suburbs anymore. As a suburban woman, I'm tired of the yelling and screaming and the name-calling. Just tired of it." 

Trump and Biden supporters staked out territory along the route. 

President Trump visits Duluth for campaign event

The president was in Shorewood to attend a private fundraiser at the home of Cambria CEO Marty Davis. 

"It's a great honor that he's making an appearance," says Mary, a Trump supporter who didn't want to give out her last name. "I think we should support him. I know there's a lot of people who don't, but I feel he's done a lot of good for the country." 

President Trump visits Duluth for campaign event

With their signs and voices, each side displayed their preferred candidate. 

"It's a turning point for our country if we don't change the tune of our politics," says Brian Paulsen, a Biden supporter. "I think Trump is the wrong person for president." 

A microcosm of the political divide in the country. 

Along the way, there was a heavy police presence. From Route 7, all the way into this neighborhood. 

The president attended the fundraiser for about an hour, then his motorcade left the way it came giving everyone a chance to see it twice. 

Both Trump and Biden supporters appear more galvanized than ever after Tuesday night's debate. 

"We can agree to disagree and that's how it should be," Mary says. "It's okay to have different opinions, and it's okay to voice them." 


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