Meet the protester who interrupted Trump’s rally
By Kirk A. Bado
The Tennessean, March 15, 2017
Trump: “OK, let’s go. One person and they will be the story tomorrow. Did you hear? There was a protester.”
A protester interrupted President Donald Trump’s Nashville rally at the Municipal Auditorium Wednesday night.
Holding up a banner proclaiming “Improved Medicare for All,” a demonstrator was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd and led the president to stop mid-speech.
“One person” he said as security confronted the protester, “and that will be the story tomorrow.”
That one person was Dr. Carol Paris. She is the current president of the national organization Physicians for a National Health Program.
She said she wrote a letter to the president weeks ago seeking a meeting to discuss healthcare reform. She said she never received a response. After she read that the president would be coming to Nashville, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
“This is important,” she said. “People are dying in this country for lack of healthcare, I’m a physician and I can’t stand by that.”
By Don McCanne, M.D.