While a group of President Trump’s supporters are ironically gathering in Lafayette Park to celebrate him pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, another group has congregated in Washington, D.C. — with additional marches happening in 135 cities around the world — to participate in the March for Truth.
According to the March for Truth website, the purpose of the march is to demand information about the connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.
‘The legitimacy of the United States government hinges on the answers to these questions. If the President was elected even in part due to collusion with a foreign effort to interfere in our democratic process, then the will of the people has been subverted.’
Although the March’s organizers have acknowledged that Robert Mueller has been appointed to oversee the investigation, they don’t see that as sufficient action, especially since, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put it, he is still “in the chain of command under the Trump-appointed leadership of the Justice Department.” Instead, they are calling for a truly independent investigation.
Thousands of people have turned out from all over to protest Trump and express their frustration over his dangerous policies and the scandals that have plagued his presidency. As the signs in the tweets and Instagram posts below indicate, the American people are not pleased with their leader.
Fortunately, as the signs also show, much of the country still has a sense of humor.
So proud of my kids. Sonoma and Teddy's March for Truth signs. pic.twitter.com/VT7KtJUBYP
— Polly Wong (@HorusWong) June 3, 2017
St. Louis March for Truth… me and my signs are ready to lay the smack down. pic.twitter.com/wbva22lMox
— A Proud Liberal (@STLMikeOB) June 2, 2017
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 3, 2017
— Brenda (@susieriley) June 3, 2017
— Maya Shwayder (@MayaErgas) June 3, 2017
— David Beard (@dabeard) June 3, 2017
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Women's March is proud to join #MarchForTruth in 120+ cities across the country on Saturday. It is more important than ever that we keep uniting to hold this administration accountable and protect a culture of transparency, honesty, and respect. We, the people, deserve equality, we deserve the truth — and united, we will never be defeated. (? via @votolatino) • IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photo of a protester holding a sign reading "The power of the people is stronger than the people in power!"
A final count of how many people actually came out for the marches has not been released yet, although 5,000 people were expected to attended the event in Washington, D.C. The fact that so many people are taking to the streets to protest the president speaks volumes, and Trump and his team should be listening. Unfortunately, they’re all too busy pretending that climate change is a myth.
Featured image via Twitter.