This is something you don’t see every day … Trumpsupporters and people protesting against excessive police force coming together and even shaking hands.
It went down Friday night in Vancouver, Washington, where a vigil was underway for Kevin Peterson, Jr., who was shot and killed the day before by police.
Approximately 1,000 people showed up for the vigil, as did Trump supporters … some of whom were armed.
It looked tense as someone from the vigil approached the Trump supporters and implored them to stand back from the vigil and let folks pay their respects. That guy began chatting up a Trump supporter who had a gun in hand, and the conversation is pretty remarkable.
The guy — who said he’s not a member of Black Lives Matter — almost seemed like he had a PhD in de-escalation, because he handled things brilliantly, asking the Trump supporter to respect the vigil just the way he would expect others to act if the shoe were on the other foot.
It ended with a bunch of Trump supporters shaking the guy’s hand, and as far as we can tell the Trump supporters kept their distance.
Cops were not at the vigil, but it was handled … well.