Trumpstock brings rap, extremists and elected officials together

By: - September 23, 2019 2:17 pm

Donald Trump speaking to supporters in Phoenix in August 2016. The president won’t be at Trumpstock, but a Trump impersonator is scheduled. Photo by Gage Skidmore | Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

Trumpstock, an event set to take place in Kingman next month, will include elected officials as well as pundits and political hopefuls, some with controversial backgrounds, for the same singular purpose: supporting President Donald Trump. 

The event will be Oct. 4-6 at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Tickets cost between $50 and $125. 

The event’s website states that a portion of proceeds will go to first responders and veterans. Laurie Bezick, the president of Trumpstock, told Arizona Mirror that she is working with Lake Havasu-based non-profit Veterans United Arizona.

Elected officials such as U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson will share the stage with former revenge pornographer turned Arizona Senate hopeful Craig Brittian and right-wing extremist and leader of AZ Patriots, Jennifer Harrison

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster was listed as a speaker, but after the Mirror published that organizers were claiming he would attend, a representative from Schuster’s office said he had never agreed to attend the event.

“Sheriff Schuster has met with Ms. Bezick on other issues and this event was mentioned, however Schuster is not associated with the event,” Micaela Carlson, administrative assistant for Schuster, said. 

The event also includes Alexandra Levine, of the “#JEXIT” movement, which states its aim is to encourage Jewish Americans to leave the Democratic party. Lately, the term has been co-opted by white supremacist groups.

Marco Gutierrez, who famously said on MSNBC that if Latino culture was not slowed down in the United States there would be a “taco truck on every corner,” is also scheduled to speak. 

David Harris Jr., an author and right-wing personality is also set to attend the event.

Right-wing radio personality Josh Bernstein, who once said that Trump should “become a dictator for patriotism” by implementing his entire agenda by executive order, will also be at the event. 

Among the scheduled entertainers is rapper Nitemare, whose lyrics have called former President Barack Obama a “queer” and a “Muslim” and claimed Hillary Clinton and other politicians are involved in the sex trafficking of children, which is part of a conspiracy theory referred to as QAnon.

Nitemare isn’t the only QAnon singer performing at the event. 

Mona Fishman, whose website states she creates “Ron Paul music” and “Trump songs,” frequently posts references to QAnon and other conspiracies on her Twitter feed.

The event will even have its very own Donald Trump impersonator

A flyer for the event that urges groups to become sponsors states that it aims to bring unity among independents and Republicans who have been under attack “by the left and the deep state!”

Bezick told the Mirror that the event is meant to bring people together and that people from all walks of life are welcome. Bezick said she hopes that Democrats apply to speak, as well.

“You have to be able to hear from the opposition, too,” Bezick said.

Sponsorship prices range from $1,000 to $15,000 and include no refunds or cancellations. 

So far the event lists two sponsors, Cross Winds Farms LLC in Texas and Great American Pizza and Subs of Golden Valley. 

Cross Winds Farms is owned by the fiancé of the Vice President of the event.

**This story has been updated to include comments from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office**

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Jerod MacDonald-Evoy
Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joined the Arizona Mirror from the Arizona Republic, where he spent 4 years covering everything from dark money in politics to Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.