With Anderson Cooper in Costa Mesa, CA tonight for an AC2 Live show with Andy Cohen, the very capable John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair covering the cancellation of the Donald Trump rally in Chicago. The rally was shut down by protesters.
While Donald Trump's campaign and various pundits expressed their views of what happened/was happening, we will offer a little background. The rally was to be held at the University of Illinois - Chicago. The campus is very diverse with little incident. Pretty much since the rally was announced, efforts began to have it moved off campus. Faculty and students have been speaking out for days and protesters began organizing as well. If anyone in the media or the Trump campaign were surprised by the size of the protest, they haven't been following local media. People are upset at Trump's divisive speech and didn't want him on their campus, but protesters were calling for a peaceful protest. As of this writing there were no arrests and no one was hurt.