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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Donald Trump Is Coming to St. Louis This Friday

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 9:48 AM

click to enlarge Donald Trump in 2011, striking a familiar pose. - PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR/GAGE SKIDMORE
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  • Donald Trump in 2011, striking a familiar pose.

Get ready for a shitshow.

Donald Trump is bringing his circus act to St. Louis this Friday, with EventBrite showing a listing for a noon rally at the Peabody Opera House. Tickets are free, with doors opening at 9 a.m.

Last week, Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 6,000 people to Edwardsville for an over-capacity rally at Southern Illinois University's campus there. Peabody Opera House reportedly has a capacity of just 3,100. And, frankly, we could see that many protesters alone turning out for this thing. 

See also: Donald Trump Takes a Beating on Cherokee Street for Mexican Independence Day

So, brace yourselves. The presidential candidates are suddenly turning their attention to Missouri β€” is it any consolation that, in just one week, our moment in the sun will be over until autumn?

See also: How the Bernie Sanders Rally Was Almost a Yooge Disappointment

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