A protest of President Donald Trump was underway on Presidents Day in Charlotte’s First Ward Park.
The ‘Not My Presidents Day” rally began at Noon.
With signs in hand, several dozen people spent their Presidents’ Day holiday speaking out against President Trump
We’re concerned with the action he takes. We concerned with his behavior and feel he is doing more to hurt the country than help,” said Bill Longworth.
Organizer Amanda Clark says what frustrates her is how the rest of the world views the U.S. because of the President.
“America is a wonderful, beautiful place and I would hate for that to change. The whole word is watching us right now and we have to be aware of the message we are sending not only to members of our community, but to our children,” said Clark.
Others a bit more direct about what brought them out to protest.
“We’re united against hatred, against oppression, against criminal acts. The man who is sitting in The White House right now does not represent what we as American’s represent,” said another protestor.
And although people at Monday’s rally know they can’t change who’s in office, they are still optimistic they can affect change.
Rallies are taking place in cities across the United States, including New York and Los Angeles.
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President Donald Trump’s holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser – and even a few holes of golf.
Trump brought four contenders to his private club Mar-a-Lago in Florida on Sunday as he seeks a replacement for retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who was ousted last week. Trump says he wants to make a decision in the next few days.
The president also drilled down on policy during his working weekend at Mar-a-Lago, attending a strategy session on how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Joining him were Health Secretary Tom Price and the director of the White House budget office, Mick Mulvaney.