A gathering of Trump supporters at Trust & Co. in Coral Gables on Wednesday had a different feel than the dozens of rallies the presumptive Republican nominee has held over the past few months.
“I came here for the $5 drinks,” Nicole Aleman, a 36-year-old medical sales consultant jokingly said. “I’m fearful of coming out in support of him because of the backlash that people can receive.”
The attendees, mostly middle-aged women, wore cocktail dresses and sipped artisanal libations while passionately discussing illegal immigration. There was no hint of animosity or anger in the air. Everyone was nice to reporters and didn’t seem to mind the blinding tally lights emanating from multiple television cameras in the dimly lit bar. Only two supporters donned the “Make America Great Again” hat.
This was not an ordinary Trump event.