Trump stirs the pot with Waco anniversary rally

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Former President Donald Trump will descend on the rural town of Waco for what his campaign has billed as its first major 2024 rally, but the timing and location have drawn extreme concern about what they symbolize.

Trump’s kickoff rally in the Central Texas city Saturday evening appears to be his first despite hundreds of visits to cities nationwide since 2015.

But the weekend event falls on the 30-year anniversary of the Waco massacre, a botched attempt by federal agents to serve a warrant to a cult leader who was believed to have stockpiled military-grade weapons at the religious group’s compound outside city limits.

In a 51-day stand-off in the spring of 1993, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents battled residents inside the Branch Davidian complex for control of the property from its leader, David Koresh, in what has become one of the nation’s most infamous citizen showdowns against the government. In total, four federal agents and 82 Branch Davidians, including 28 children, died in the incident.


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