A video parodying Donald Trump supporters who were stranded after attending a rally in Omaha, Nebraska, has become widely distributed.
In a satirical recording of the Wednesday night rally, Blaire Erskine portrayed a fictional Trump rally participant. She stood there, clutching her arms and seemed to tremble as she spoke directly into the camera in a clip in the style of the Blair Witch Project.
“I’m having a great time, I can’t feel my body, but I don’t really need my body, this is about Trump’s body,” she joked.
Woman stranded at the MAGA rally in Omaha says Trump wanted to teach them a lesson pic.twitter.com/SvqYw5MnOZ
– blaire erskine (@blaireerskine) October 28, 2020
The clip followed reports from firefighters and police officers that some 30 people were receiving medical care after a rally at Omaha airport on Tuesday, where trailers were far from their parked cars and stranded in icy weather.
An Omaha police spokesman told Tekk.tv that six people were transferred to hospital after the rally.
Hundreds were taken by buses to the Eppley airfield and left their cars in parking lots, but were left in the cold for up to four miles after the buses could not pick them up.
“The parking lots at the Trump rally are full,” the Omaha police tweeted shortly after 6 p.m.
“Shuttles will not be bringing any more people to the event. They will no longer be able to get to the rally on foot, by overs or by other means of transportation. It is not allowed to park in the surrounding neighborhoods, on streets or in stores.
Erskine referred to Trump’s claim that the U.S. has registered a high number of coronavirus cases, largely due to widespread testing: “Yes, I’ve seen some elderly people who fainted and didn’t respond, but to be honest, the only reason there are so many of these people is because the media keeps counting them.
In the clip, which was seen more than three million times, she added: “I think the whole thing is way over the top. Yes, they didn’t let us drive our cars here, but that’s because they said our cars are poor, and that doesn’t look good on TV.
“I think he did it to teach us a lesson, I really believe that. What kind of lesson was that? I don’t really know, and it’s pretty wicked of you to ask that.
“I’d walk 750 miles in sub-zero temperatures, naked naked, just to hear him talk.”
After Erskine’s video was widely distributed, the Atlanta-based comedian appealed to viewers to donate to the 2020 campaign of Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock.
“Georgia deserves better than Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins,” she said, “Raphael Warnock is the leader we need”.