White House faces daily protests after Trump appeases Putin in Helsinki

Donald Trump is facing daily, and growing, protests following his disastrous summit in Helsinki with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump threw America under the Russian bus, and gave Putin everything he asked for.

Every day this week, a growing and increasingly more organized crowd has been assembling outside the north fence of the White House to loudly protest Trump’s appeasement of Russia, and his America Last policies.

I’ve attending every protest. Here are video and photos from each.

Day One: Monday, July 16, 2018

We had surprisingly good turnout considering it was an impromptu last minute protest:

July 16, 2018 White House protest. Photo credit: John Aravosis.

Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro speaks at the July 16, 2018 White House protest:

Four members of Indivisible (Herndon/Reston VA branch) hold a protest sign outside the White House on July 16, 2018:

At one point, as Trump and Melania were arriving at the White House from Helsinki, we were moved across the street. That’s when we let loose with a lot of noise, to ensure that Trump would hear us:

Here’s where they moved us across the street. It was a lively crowd:

Day Two: July 17, 2018

Tuesday’s crowd was much bigger. Speakers included event-organizer Philipp Reinnes (the event was co-organized by Adam Parkhomenko), Center for American Progress head Neera Tanden, actress Alyssa Milano, and Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has gotten much more involved in the overall stop-Trump movement.

Here are a few videos from last night:

And a few images:

 

The Center for American Progress Neera Tanden speaks to the crowd — she was good:

The Center for American Progress Neera Tanden at the July 17, 2018 White House protest. Photo credit: John Aravosis.

There was a LOT Of media there too, which is great:

July 17, 2018 White House protest. Photo credit: John Aravosis.

 

July 17, 2018 White House protest. Photo credit: John Aravosis.

Day Three: July 18, 2018

On arriving at 8pm, the start of the protest, I could already see that the crowd was larger than what we had the night before.

This time, the protest was more “official,” in the sense that a lot of national and local groups were present and speaking. There were several members of Congress there, including Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland, and Senator Merkley of Oregon:

Blumenthal

US Senator Richard Blumenthal - Connecticut

Sarbanes

Rep Sarbanes of maryland

Merkley

Dem Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon speaks at White House protest July 19, 2018

There were a LOT of great signs this time around:

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There was also a wonderful candlelight vigil after the sun set:

candlelight vigiil white house protest

And then, they had a Mariachi band singing “Canta y no llores” (aka “Cielito Lindo). It was magical:

Overall, just another great night. Get ready for tonight!

white house protest july 18, 2018


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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