It was surprising enough when your holidaying editor-in-chief discovered last Thursday that Donald Trump was also in Portland, Maine and was about to give a speech a few blocks away. It was even more surprising when the people picketing outside the rally turned out to include a guy dressed as a Captain America villain. The Trump rally drew supporters and protesters, of course. As you'll see and hear in the video above, it also drew a cosplayer dressed as The Red Skull. He didn't want to give his real name or reveal his political persuasion. But he did want to make a little scene.
Why wasn't he on the other side of the street with the pro- and anti-Trump protesters? He said a friend had told him that Homeland Security probably wouldn't permit him to protest while wearing a mask.
So he picketed from afar.
If you're trying to get a flavour for the afternoon...
Here's some pro-Trump folks that were outside. (Most of the pro-Trump people were inside of the sold-out venue where the Republican candidate was speaking).
Here's the anti-Trump crowd, very few of whom got inside.
Bonus: Here's a guy who showed up cosplaying as FDR.