'Not My President's Day' Protests Spread Throughout U.S.

On a day that is meant to honor the presidents of past and present, citizens across the United States took the opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with current president, Donald J. Trump, through 'Not My President' themed protests.

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  1. Presidents' Day has been a national holiday since it was officially recognized in 1885. With its original intention being to honor the late George Washington, who was the first president of the United States, the holiday has now turned into a day for citizens to remember the presidents of the past as well as those who are currently in office.
  2. However, in light of recent upset over the election of President Donald J. Trump, citizens took a day that is typically meant for relaxation and observance to head to the streets in protest.
  3. Citizens from major cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., joined in support of those protesting. Many in attendance were on the liberal side of the political spectrum, those whom have struggled with the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election.
  4. With low numbers of individuals coming out in attendance, those in support of the protesters felt disappointed in the outcome of the situation.
  5. However, there were those that did not approve of the protests in the first place. Of those that were in opposition included Trump supporters and Conservatives alike. Some brought up the topic of 'fake news' as a way to combat the popularity of the protests, a topic that has been a main concern for the newly elected president.
  6. Yet, protests or not, it seems as though Mr. Trump remained unaffected by it all, tweeting out his slogan, "Make America Great Again" in recognition of the national holiday.
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