Donald Trump was greeted by a large crowd of protesters on Saturday as his motorcade took to the streets of New York City ahead of three fundraisers the president is scheduled to attend today.
Video footage posted on social media shows the gathering of people shouting “lock him up” and “New York hates you!”
Trump Motorcade arriving to chants of “Lock Him Up” in NYC https://t.co/fIFcUCLuIO
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) December 2, 2017
Hundreds of demonstrators chanting “New York hates you, lock him up,” outside midtown restaurant where President Trump is having a fundraiser today. pic.twitter.com/5Tx6fXeO4D
— Nicole Fuller (@nicolefuller) December 2, 2017
One of the most clever signs at the demonstration hilariously claimed that a package of lunch meat would make a better president than Trump.
A couple hundred protesters outside Donald Trump’s first NYC fundraiser, including man holding sign that said, “A package of bologna would make a better president.”
— Andrew Restuccia (@AndrewRestuccia) December 2, 2017
The protests come on the heels of two important political developments of the past 24 hours: 1. The news that Michael Flynn lied to the FBI and will testify that Trump ordered him to talk to the Russians during the campaign; and 2. The overnight passage of the GOP tax scam, which represents a massive giveaway to the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the lower and middle-class.
The American public has clearly already had enough of this president, from his disastrous policy proposals to his deteriorating mental state to the boiling scandal into his troubling ties to Russia.
If Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation continues to unfold the way it currently is, the “lock him up” chants could become a reality.