Donald Trump decided to go home to New York and spend a little time in his tacky Trump Tower penthouse. But thanks to angry protesters who took to the streets, he is now regretting his decision to visit the Big Apple. This will be the first night he spends in his gold-plated tower as president, but the residents of the city are not exactly pleased to have him there and they are making sure he knows it.
Trump arrived on Monday after a weekend that rocked the nation. White supremacists marched through Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying torches and giving Nazi salutes on Friday, and things actually managed to get worse from there. On Saturday, an Ohio man who had attended the marches the night before decided to drive his car through a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and wounding 19 others.
Yet again, Trump failed to strongly denounce white supremacists and Nazis in a convincing or timely manner. It took him three days to finally mutter the words, and when he did, he still did it in a way that allowed the alt-right to say with confidence that he was not speaking about them. After all, it’s hard to disavow the people who make up the bulk of your supporters, right?
When Trump arrived in New York City on Monday night, he was met by swarms of protesters chanting things like “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” and “New York hates you.”
— ABC News (@ABC) August 14, 2017
Protesters outside Trump Tower are welcoming Trump home with a “New York Hates You” chant pic.twitter.com/3jJMznEp9K
— Kayla Epstein (@KaylaEpstein) August 14, 2017
Protesters display a giant inflatable rat in the likeness of President Trump ahead of his arrival at Trump Tower in New York City pic.twitter.com/farMQL48kk
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 14, 2017
The protests in New York are yet another blow to Trump’s fragile ego. It’s probably a safe bet that he will end up rage tweeting before the night is over.
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.