Roanoke-area Democrats hold news conference ahead of Trump town hall

Roanoke-area Democrats held a news conference on Monday, July 25, 2016 ahead of the Trump-Pence...
Roanoke-area Democrats held a news conference on Monday, July 25, 2016 ahead of the Trump-Pence Town Hall in Roanoke.(WDBJ)
Published: Jul. 25, 2016 at 10:48 AM EDT
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Trump's opposition is also awaiting his arrival in Roanoke.

Roanoke-area Democrats held a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday – four hours before Trump’s town hall.

Democrats called Donald Trump's plan for American dark, dangerous, and divisive.

A couple dozen people held signs in disgust of Trump and showed their support for Hillary Clinton.

They say Trump makes sexist remarks, has insulted the military, and has a backwards plan for the country.

The group Hillary for American organized the event.

During their remarks a Trump supporter joined the group shouting against Hillary.

The members of the Democratic party quickly covered his sign and peacefully argued about their beliefs.

“We have all witnessed the first impressions Mr. Trump has made over the past few months. His public displays of bullying, name calling, put-downs, divisive and racist remarks are difficult and embarrassing to explain to impressionable children,” said Roanoke Vice Mayor Anita Price.

Some members of the group say they plan to stay outside Monday to show their opposition to Trump's remarks.

The area Democratic party is meeting again Monday night to celebrate the beginning of the Democratic National Convention.


Ahead of Donald Trump's Town Hall in Roanoke on Monday, several Democratic leaders in Roanoke are holding a news conference about Trump's vision for America.

The 11 a.m. event is called "Roanoke Leaders to Reject Trump's Divisive Vision for America." Click in the video player below to watch the 11 a.m. event live. If you are on the WDBJ7 News App,

Roanoke Vice Mayor Anita Price, Roanoke County Democratic Chairwoman Susan Cloeter and professor Carter Turner are expected to speak.

WDBJ7 will also live stream Trump's town hall at 3 p.m. Monday.