“They don’t care about us anymore. They hate us.” — Breitbart News
The day before he was arrested, a group of people wearing masks gathered at the Trump Tower office building in New York City, chanting and holding signs.
They were angry, and angry enough to show up at a rally held by the President-elect in Pennsylvania on Jan. 25.
“We’re going to have to get back to work and take care of our people,” Trump said, before walking off stage.
The following day, after Trump won the election, the protesters left the building.
The group that showed up that night was called “Patriot Prayer.”
Trump, meanwhile, appeared at the group’s event and took a swipe at them.
“What happened to our great country?
We had a lot of bad people, and we had a bunch of bad actors,” he said.
“But the press said, ‘You guys are the bad actors.
The bad people.'”
The rally, however, was the beginning of a much larger effort by the pro-Trump, white nationalist group to disrupt Trump’s presidency.
On Jan. 31, they held a protest outside Trump Tower, holding signs and chanting “no hate in our country.”
It was the first protest in nearly two years, and the largest yet.
In addition to calling Trump a racist, white supremacist and Nazi, they also called for the removal of the “fake news” media from public life.
On Tuesday, a number of protesters in Boston gathered at Trump Tower to call for his impeachment.
One woman, whose name was not released, shouted that Trump is a rapist.
“He raped me, he sexually assaulted me, and he raped my daughter,” she said.
The crowd chanted “you’re all disgusting!”
The woman’s words were drowned out by the boos from the crowd.
Trump’s own supporters in New Hampshire booed Trump during his speech there.
They chanted, “Trump is not welcome here.”
Trump has a long history of inciting violence and racism against black Americans, especially during the 2016 election, when he frequently attacked the city’s black residents, calling them “superpredators.”
The violent protests that have occurred since then, and that culminated in the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, were an extension of that rhetoric, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonpartisan organization that tracks hate groups.
“The protesters who came out in New England in support of Donald Trump are doing so in the context of a broader racist conspiracy to intimidate and divide black people,” Spencer told Business Insider.
“There are other groups of white supremacists who are going to be emboldened to use violence.”