NYT op-ed scolds parents who bring kids to Trump rallies. Mom & daughter respond…from experience

DCNFNick Givas, DCNF

Suzanne Obetz, a mother and member of Virginia Women For Trump, appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday to defend her decision to bring her daughter to a Trump rally.

“My husband and I thought it was important because there was so much negativity in the news at the time about the Trump rallies and about how people were being violent and protesting,” she said. “That’s really the only thing that we were being shown. So we thought it was important to let our kids decide for themselves what was really going on.”

“We didn’t make them go. We didn’t force them to go like they would go to school,” she added. “We absolutely said, ‘Let’s go and see for ourselves. And then you can judge.’”

Obetz responded to a New York Times opinion article written by Damon Winter, criticizing parents who bring their children to Trump rallies and said the media is overreacting.

“Well, over-exaggerated might be a good word,” she said. “I was, again, put into the position of we are being labeled and put into a box in a category such as deplorables or whatever the phrase word is of the day. And it’s just another swipe at a large group of people who are just simply supporting our president. And to put us in a category, in a box like that — It’s insulting.”

“[President Donald Trump] has done so much for our economy. He has stuck by everything he promised us,” Obetz concluded. “You have to listen to the bigger picture and the bigger message. He’s doing so much good for our country and you have to focus on the good things and not the petty things that are just there for argument sake.”

This article was updated to state the New York Times article referenced is an opinion piece. 

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