Rosie O'Donnell joins Broadway stars in anti-Trump protest outside White House, chants: "We are not going away"
When the artists were not singing, they were chanting slogans like 'Kids Need Parents', referring to the recent outrage about the immigration policy.
Actor Rosie O'Donnell along with fellow stars of some of Broadway's biggest musicals reportedly protested against President Donald Trump outside the White House. Protesters were seen holding signs that said "Treason". Rosie was at the front and center of the sing-along protest as she was heard saying, "Let your voice be heard. Let the president know in no uncertain terms that we are alive, awake and we are woke. We are not going away," in her speech as she urged protestors to sing louder.
The group sang popular hits from musicals over the years - 'America the Beautiful', "A Brand New Day', 'Everybody Rejoice,' and the hit from 'The Sound of Music', 'Climb Every Mountain' along with 'Les Miserables' 'Do You Hear The People Sing?'. She even posted a video of them practicing their tunes on Twitter before she and the group reached the spot. The trip was organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the host, and producer of Sirius XM's 'On Broadway.' The performers in the group included 55 current and former Broadway cast members from shows like 'Wicked,' 'Hamilton,' 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Les Miserables' among others. When the artists were not singing, they were chanting slogans like 'Kids Need Parents', referring to the recent outrage about the immigration policy. This protest has been going on over the last 22 days.
In a recent interview with CNN, Rosie claimed that Trump supporters are paid to be in rallies and that is the only reason they are there. "People are paid, Chris. We know that. People were paid since he went down on the escalator. He pays people to show up at those rallies." She also said in another appearance on Monday, "Mainstream media treated him like a legitimate candidate as if they were two equals, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and it was falsehood from the start," she said, speaking at an MSNBC appearance.
Meanwhile, this is how Trump reacted to Rosie's criticisms:
Who the hell cares what FAT #RosieOdonnell has to say about the #MSM giving my campaign free airtime. She is a washed up has been who is desperate to get on TV. None of my #MAGA & #QAnon supporters want to listen to her because I KNOW the poorly educated. https://t.co/Ke8QZUChtU— Donald J. Trump (@isDonaldTrump) August 7, 2018
The ongoing protest started with one tweet when POTUS was on his way back to Washington D.C after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin. Former top Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines tweeted, "If someone flew home from Helsinki they’d get back to DC around 9 p.m.. You know what I’d hate if I just got back & needed sleep? A bunch of people outside my home with bullhorns & air horns. I’ve never started a protest. How does one do that @MoveOn?"