Lake Oswego March 4 Trump organizer calls other organizers 'slaves to tyranny,' backs out

Kevin Kerwin, a computer repairman who proudly displays pro-Donald Trump signs in his Lake Oswego storefront, has pulled out of the "March 4 Trump" event he was helping to organize. In a Facebook post on Monday, Kerwin wrote, "I am pulling my support for...

Lake Oswego March 4 Trump organizer calls other organizers 'slaves to tyranny,' backs out

Kevin Kerwin, a computer repairman who proudly displays pro-Donald Trump signs in his Lake Oswego storefront, has pulled out of the "March 4 Trump" event he was helping to organize.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Kerwin wrote, "I am pulling my support for the March 4 Trump. The event organizers have gone down a path I can't agree too. Good luck everyone. I'm not a slave to Tyranny but the organizers are.. Can't go there.."

It appears Kerwin, who was recently featured on Fox News for his signs calling liberals and Bruce Springsteen "idiots," might be too extreme for the march's other leaders.

On Saturday, another organizer of the event, Carol Pressnall Leek, wrote on on the Facebook event page, "I honestly did not know of [Kerwin's] fB posts regarding racist comments from 2 years ago, as I have only known him for a few months through fB. I certainly do not condone those comments, and in fact, find them disgusting."

"I understand his anger behind the situations that prompted those comments, but certainly not the way he has displayed them on social media," she continued.

"I did however, know of his disgust of liberals, Obama, and Hillary Clinton," she added. "To be frank, I was somewhat humored by it all, as many folks are."

Still, Kerwin is apparently out.

"This March 4 Trump event is NOT about Kevin Kerwin and his agenda regarding liberals," wrote Pressnall Leek. "This event is certainly not about hate for anyone or anything."

The event is scheduled for Saturday in Lake Oswego. 268 people have said they will attend. A counter protest is also planned.

-- Lizzy Acker

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lacker@oregonian.com, @lizzzyacker

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