Donald Trump speech Cedar Rapids, Iowa Feb. 1, 2016
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA–Sarah Palin spoke today for about ten minutes, as lead-in for Donald Trump’s final talk before the Iowa Caucuses.
Ivanka was introduced at the event. She announced that she would be participating in a caucus at 7 p.m. at the site of the event, to support her father’s candidacy. That caucus will also be at the Doubletree Hilton.
Palin, who had been featured on the Today show earlier in the day. Today co-anchors brought up her son’s problems, which created some backlash from the former Alaska governor.
Trumptube.tv carries Donald Trump events live, including multiple internet streams. Of the five we carried today, a new one we found from the website Ruptly.tv gave an unusual view of the event: one which actually panned the audience during a protest and also showed audience members during most of the talk. It also provided audience audio before the event began, which is rare on other broadcasts.
Trump has regularly complained how most of the mainstream feeds of his events show almost exclusively a tight shot of his face, refusing to move the cameras during events to show packed audiences.
During many events, a regular part of Trump’s speech has taunted the cameramen to pan the audience, in order to give viewers a look at the audience size. Trump maintains his events are part of a “movement;” one, the mainstream media does not want to let America know.
Feeds from internet sites such as RightSide Broadcasting (RSBN.tv), which apparently pick up the ABC TV feed, as well as Fox 10 Phoenix’s live feed, which is most likely a Fox national feed, rarely show the audience at a Trump event.
Going forward, we’ll be providing more information on the camera controversy.
1:30 p.m. CDT
Cedar Rapids, Iowa