Politics

Trump Doesn't Think Most Of Women's March Opposes Him

| by Michael Allen

President Donald Trump didn't think "a lot" of the protesters in the historic Women's March on Washington were protesting him, despite the fact that the demonstration was against him and his proposed policies.

On Jan. 22, one day after the protest, Trump mocked the protesters in a tweet: "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly."

There was no evidence that the protesters didn't vote on Election Day, which gave Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a popular win by almost 3 million votes.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Jan. 3 that Trump is "cognizant to the fact that a lot of these people were there to protest an issue of concern to them and not against anything," reported the Los Angeles Times. However, the paper went on to note that interviews with organizers and participants showed they were on the streets to protest Trump's election.

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Teresa Shook, a retired lawyer in Hawaii, came up with the idea for the march after being depressed about Trump's election.

Shook commented at the march in Washington D.C.: "A negative has been turned into a positive. All these people coming together to unite to try and make a difference. That's what we're going to be doing for the next four years."

One of the Women's March organizers added: "It's like the women of the world were sitting on a powder keg and Donald Trump lit the match."

The Hill also noted Trump's second tweet on Jan. 22: "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views."

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However, the National Parks Service Twitter feed was temporarily shut down after it retweeted images of crowds on the National Mall during Obama's 2009 inauguration and Trump's 2017 inauguration.

After that, the Badlands National Park Twitter started tweeting out facts about climate change, which were eventually removed, notes The Guardian.

On Jan. 25, a new Twitter account was set up by people claiming to be employees of the National Parks Service, who defiantly tweeted against the president:

Can't wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS. You can take our official twitter, but you'll never take our free time!

Mr Trump, you may have taken us down officially. But with scientific evidence & the Internet our message will get out.

This accnt being run by several active NPS rangers and friends.

We promise 100 percent that we include environmental scientists and far too much coffee. #ResistTrump.

Sources: The Hill, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Donald J. Trump/Twitter, AltUSNatParkService/Twitter / Photo Credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr

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