Trump Train Returns to New Braunfels, Founder Steve Ceh Urges Followers to ‘Purge’ Officials Who Oppose His Agenda

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Trump Train founder Pastor Steve Ceh (center, wearing a baseball cap) speaks to supporters before today's drive around New Braunfels.

A caravan of around 60 flag-festooned cars and trucks rounded the corner on Nacogdoches Street onto S. Guenther Ave. today, setting off on a drive around the city as part of the New Braunfels Trump Train’s first major foray since 2020.

In a speech before the rally founder Steve Ceh, who preaches at Canyon Lake’s Solomon’s Porch Ministries, urged his followers to be respectful and obey the law.

Trump Train parkedCeh complained about the way he’s being treated in federal court, where he was named in a March 2022 lawsuit alleging that he and others violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 by using the Trump Train convoy to harass and intimidate Democrats riding on the so-called ‘Biden Bus’ on Oct. 30, 2020.

The incident made national headlines.

“They hate us and they demean us,” he said, adding that former President Donald Trump also is being unfairly treated by the court system.

“We’re in a battle,” Ceh said, also singling out local politicians and city officials who don’t toe the Trump Train line on issues like book banning.

He asked supporters to “purge them out.”

In 2021 supporters did exactly that, speaking out at New Braunfels City Council meetings and pressuring New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman into dropping Democrat Colette Nies from consideration as a candidate for a two-year term on the New Braunfels Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

They disapproved of Nies because she served a year’s probation for misdemeanor possession of a single marijuana joint almost 20 years earlier, describing her as a “terrorist” who worked for the Facebook page Living Blue in Comal County.

The Trump Train unsuccessfully backed member Kevin Robles for the New Braunfels City Council District 3 in May 2021 but helped elect Trump Train supporter Lawrence Spradley, who now represents District 4.

Whether or not Ceh’s followers will be players in the 2024 election cycle remains to be seen, but Ceh said rallies are planned once a month through July, when the train will begin driving weekly around the New Braunfels area (Canyon Lake was included in routes during the 2020 election cycle).

Donna Campbell, a Republican who represents Canyon Lake in District 25, is expected to speak. Carrie Isaacs, who represents Canyon Lake in the Texas House District 73, also is lined up.

Ceh said he will hand responsibilities for future Trump Trains to another follower but will continue to preach before convoys.

Before setting off, in prayer Ceh asked God to “save our nation from this wicked immoral agenda that is attacking us…may we not be intimidated by this evil.”

Canyon Lake resident Jeff Kantoff said today’s Trump Train rally was his first.

“I think it’s great,” he said. “This country is flipping on its head. It’s already flipped on its head.


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  1. It looks like the Town Clown is bringing the circus back, and trying to find more clowns to add to his circus, hot damn break out the popcorn, and the funnel cakes because New Braunfels is going to have another hoedown. The turnip trucks Ride again hee Haw!!!!

    Romans 13
    English Standard Version
    Submission to the Authorities
    13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed

  2. clown train, lmbo i guess you support the kidergarder that is currently in office. ya know the guy who can speak without a teleprompter, who confuses world leaders with leaders who are dead or no longer in office or the maybe its the guy who withdrew troops from the middle east leaving billions in defence wepons behind or is its the guy who took brides tho his crackhead son oh wait thats all the same guy biden. yup you must be a biden supporter ,so who really is the clown in this ,you sir your the clown.

  3. Ray Martinez, you should be ashamed of yourself. Our country has gone to hell in a hand basket. You can’t see the trees from the Forest sir. So wake up and stand up for America, In God We Trust. Trump 2024 🇺🇸💪

  4. He needs to take that orange hair and go somewhere else,maybe like The North Pole with the Penguins. No you just don’t post anything you don’t agree with

    • Too bad for New Braunfels,. small people in big trucks, compensating and screaming for attention. They drive their big trucks with big flags, loud noise, and reeking diesel exhaust to intimidate people in town. They are unpleasant bullies Not peaceful and in the past they were not lawful.. They can not civilly discuss trump so they just make a bunch of noise

  5. Hot Damn, now this is Democracy! at its Best, !irregardless if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, or a centrist or just plain don’t give a damn, thank you for voicing your opinions! and God bless each and every one of you, and have a great day!!!

  6. Trump only cares about himself. I feel bad for all the Trump supporters who think otherwise. The last thing we need is a conman in the White House who runs the country like his businesses – into bankruptcy.

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