Donald Trump was probably looking forward to relaxing in the confines of his private gaudy ultra-exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this weekend, as thousands of young “March For Our Lives” protesters are expected to take over the streets of Washington D.C.
And while Trump’s probably not disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to witness the passionate energy of American youth demanding change to U.S. gun policy, we need not worry because a large number of protestors decided to gift wrap and deliver their message right to his gold-plated front door.
As Trump arrives in Palm Beach, Florida, he will bet meet by at least 2000 March For Our Lives protesters who are looking forward to giving him a warm welcome, and more than 800 similar marches are planned nationwide. CNN reports that other protests are also being held in places like Copenhagen, Denmark, Madrid, Spain, Tokyo, Japan, Brisban, Australia, Rome, Italy, and Paris, France.
The protesters plan to march along Southern Boulevard, the same route Trump’s motorcade uses to take him to and from his golf course. According to press reports, Trump made his appearance at Trump International Golf Club Saturday a little after 10 a.m., but when he leaves, he’ll come face to face with thousands of protesters waiting to deliver their message.
“They will have bullhorns. They are going to do everything they can to make their voices heard,” said local resident Michelle Kendall, who helped secure permits for the event.
“He may not like to hear what we have to say,” said Valerie Rangel, the 17-year-old student who organized the march. “I think he’ll get a really angry response from the crowd because a lot of people are angry that he allows groups like the NRA (National Rifle Association) to hold our lives hostage.”
According to the Palm Beach Post, Trump won’t have a lot of viable options to avoid the protesters. In 2017, he was able to slip by hundreds of protesters by using a different route from his golf course to the resort. However, the activists now have that alternate route covered as well.
“You can run from the students in Washington,” said Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo, “but you can’t hide from us in Florida. We’ll see you at Mar-a-lago on Saturday.”
At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the scene of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, an estimated 30,000 protesters are expected to participate in one of the larges marches in the state’s history. However, that protest may pale in comparison to the one planned at the ballot box this November, when voters around the country will have an opportunity to let their local NRA puppets know that their time is up.
Happy golfing, Donnie!
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