Members of the New Braunfels Trump Train are hoping up to 2,000 people will turn out for a massive rally they are planning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the city’s Main Plaza in front of the historic Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels.
Organizer Randi Ceh said members of the Trump Train will make a “flag run” in front of the Oak Tree Assisted Living Facility afterward to “let the elderly patriots know that we are there for them.”
Jenna Vinson, director of Communications and Community Engagement for the city, said NBPD is aware of the rally.
Members of the Trump Train discussed the rally as well as future plans for their organization during a weekly prayer vigil on Thursday. The event streamed live on member Jason Frank’s Facebook page.
Standing in a dark field illuminated by floodlights, Steve Ceh and Frank complained that City of New Braunfels officials and members of the New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) treated them like criminals during a Monday meeting.
City officials did not divulge what was discussed, but it is widely believed its purpose was to warn the Trump Train against creating any disturbances around Election Day.
The Trump Train subsequently canceled its plans for an election-night watch party at Freiheit Country Store. No further details are available.
Ceh and Frank also shared plans to “expose those people that come into our city and Comal County” and to identify future candidates who share their viewpoints.
Preaching before several dozen people at the prayer vigil, Ceh said he woke up on Wednesday upset about the way things are headed in Comal County.
“I came off the meeting with the mayor (Rusty Brockman) and city manager (Robert Camareno) and a couple of those guys and they were like almost accusing us like we’re the bad guys,” he said. “I’m like, wait a minute. We’re not the bad guys here.”
After the election, Ceh said the Trump Train will schedule “informative conferences” to inform residents of their viewpoints.
“And we are going to expose the people who want to hurt Comal County and our city who are running for any seats, and we’re going to promote the ones who are with us,” he said. “Comal County is going to get deeper and deeper in the red and we want to affect all of the districts and things around us but God’s going to take care of this.”
Ceh said President Donald Trump will be reelected because presidential candidate Joe Biden is cheating.
He also warned that a diversity council created by New Braunfels over the summer is just another way city officials “inflict” their beliefs on Trump Train members.
During his sermon, Ceh said people have been “manipulated to conform…under the term tolerance.”
Also speaking at the prayer vigil, Michael Murphy, a member of the Trump Train, warned attendees to “try to look at things from the 100,000-foot view” and avoid confrontation with others at Saturday’s rally.
He said members should not “poke back” and do “something stupid.”
“We do everything with class, right, because we’re better than what’s going on out there in this country right now,” he said. “Absolutely better.”
In a conversation before the prayer vigil began, Ceh and Frank discussed pedophilia and corruption inside Texas Child Protective Services, recurrent themes in QAnon, which espouses baseless far-right conspiracy theories, according to Wikipedia.
Randi Ceh’s Twitter wallpaper includes the slogan WWG1WGA, a reference to the QAnon rallying cry “where we go one, we go all.”
Earlier this year, Ceh told MyCanyonLake.com that Trump Train members are not afraid of violence against their weekly parades around New Braunfels because they ride with armed militia.