Harmon Leon and Ted Rall Invade Trump’s America
The authors of Meet the Deplorables make two Philly stops this week.
Hard to believe, but this Saturday is January 20, the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump being sworn in as president of the United States of America. It’s been a long, hard year for a lot of people. But what about the ones who voted for him? Are they happy? Did they get what they wanted?
Sometimes I open a different browser to check in on the Trump fan from Houston who blocked me on Twitter back in March. Looks like she’s still quoting dubious Obama facts and RT-ing people who say “lock her up.” She uses the hashtag #StableGenius sincerely. So she’s doing fine.
As for everybody else, who knows?
Harmon Leon knows. The comedian/author is known for his Louis Theroux-ish (if not quite Jon Ronson-ian) infiltrations of oddball and extremist groups. Leon is currently touring behind his book Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America — and performing a live show to illustrate what he learned in his interactions with Trump voters (some of whom are Christian conversion therapy believers, anti-abortion protestors, “anti-immigration vigilantes,” etc.) Leon co-wrote the book with renowned lefty political cartoonist Ted Rall.
Leon and Rall have got two Philly appearances booked for this weekend. Looks like the first is a signing/discussion and the second is that plus Leon’s multi-media one-man show:
Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America @ Wooden Shoe Books and Records | Friday, January 19
Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump America @ PhilaMOCA | Saturday, January 20