Published on
by

Key West Greets Trump With Collective Middle Finger and Chants of 'Love Trumps Hate'

Protesters yelled obscenities at the presidential motorcade as Trump arrived to tout his border wall plan at an anti-drug trafficking facility

Key West residents greeted President Donald Trump with chants of "Love Trumps Hate" last week. (Photo: @RenieK/Twitter)

Arriving in Key West, Florida, last week to tour an anti-drug trafficking facility, President Donald Trump was greeted by loud protests attended by residents who made abundantly clear their disapproval of his visit and his policies.

As the president's motorcade drove through the island city, protesters first chanted the slogan "Love Trumps Hate" before a number of attendees began waving their middle fingers and shouting "Fuck you!" at the presidential vehicle.

Watch:

On Twitter, the president posted his own video of his arrival in Key West, appearing unaware of the tenor of the gathering that had assembled to greet him. A Floridian quickly clarified that most of the people lining the city's main street were not there to express support.

Trump concluded his visit to the Joint Interagency Task Force South center by touting his planned border wall, saying, "We're committed to securing our borders to reduce crime, illegal drugs, human trafficking. Drugs are flowing into our country. We need border protection. We need the wall."

Many protesters directed their ire at Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies, holding signs that read, "We are a country of immigrants" and described the president as "racist."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Share This Article