FORMER TOP CLINTON AIDES TRY KEEPING PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
— Meanwhile, It’s Not OWS Keeping Trump Awake At Night, It’s Trump Keeping THEM Awake And Tearing Their Hair Out.
By Judi McLeod, with permission of author
For the past three nights and again tonight, former top aides for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential election campaign traded whining for off-key singing in front of the White House.
Hillary’s top aides were able to crowd fund an 18-member Mariachi band in less than 30 minutes to serenade President Donald Trump with the intent of keeping him from getting a good night’s sleep on his return from Helsinki.
Screeching became their norm when they worked for Candidate Clinton.
They belted out Ay, Ay, Ay , Ay the refrain of the Mexican song “Cielito Lindo” along with the Mariachi band.
Anyone who heard them would agree that they sounded better when they were out howling at the moon.
Hard-pressed as they were to be heard OWS (Occupy Wall Street) Hillary Clinton style, went from OWS to OUCH! when they were unceremoniously escorted away from the White House fence by security a few minutes after 10.
Comically enough, having started their musical ruckus at 9:30, they only lasted about half an hour.
“I think Trump woke up,” Adam Parkhomenko, Clinton’s former political advisor and one of the event organizers wrote.
The big question should be: “When will Hilary Clinton awaken from her fantasy world that it wasn’t the Russians who stole the election from her?”
“After two days of protests drew hundreds of people to Pennsylvania Avenue to “welcome” Trump home from talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that critics have denounced as appeasement, former top aides to Trump’s 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton kept the momentum going by finding a Mariachi band to join in. The band started playing in front of the White House around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. (People, July 18, 2018)
“The Washington, D.C. protest was one of a series of anti-Trump gatherings across the country Wednesday night.
“Protestors held candles as the eighteen musicians played “Cielito lindo.” The crowd erupted in song.”
But Clinton’s not the only one clinging steadfastly to the Land of Nod.
“After Parkhomenko live streamed the event on periscope, “Nothing says Impeach like a Mariachi band,” one user chimed in.
And just to think those who heard the din thought the band was singing, “Ay, Ay, Ay, AY”!
“The musically infused evening capped the third consecutive night of noisy protests that began with a single Tweet on Monday afternoon as Trump was flying back to Washington from Helsinki meetings with Putin that had even normally pro-Trump allies crying foul. Former CIA director John Brennan went so far as to call Trump’s performance beside Putin as “nothing short of treasonous. … He is wholly in the pocket of Putin.” (People)
Get out of the song, John Brennan.
“All of that got former Clinton aide Philippe Reines thinking—and Tweeting—on Monday: “If someone flew home from Helsinki they’d get back to DC around 9pm. 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?” (People)
“I think you just did, homie!” one user responded.
“After sensing a heightened anti-Trump fervor in the nation’s capital, #OccupyLafayettePark organizers Parkhomenko and Reines joined forces with national advocacy organization Public Citizen to throw their third event on Pennsylvania Avenue.
“The Mariachi band became the staple of Day 3 White House protests when Parkhomenko Tweeted Tuesday night: “We are looking for some good mariachi bands to play outside the White House around Trump’s bedtime. If you have any recommendations please let us know.”
“After a phone call to the coordinator of Mariachi bands, Parkhomenko’s vision became reality.
“I just got off the phone with an individual who is the coordinator of Mariachi bands and his first question was…Your primary goal is volume right? Yep,” Parkhomenko Tweeted.
“He initially promised a 13 person band, but by the time the sun set it had grown to 18. To fund the musical protest, Parkhomenko tweeted out an Act Blue contribution page link. In under 30 minutes, the band was paid for.
“In addition to the music, the Wednesday protest featured prominent politicians who spoke during a White House “vigil”—Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (R-RI) among them—as live streamed by advocacy group Move On.
“Protestors roared in agreement with the speakers, holding lit up signs that read “TREASON” and “PROTECT AMERICA” and “Country Over Party.”
“Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), actress Alyssa Milano and Stormy Daniels‘ attorney Michael were among featured protestors over the last two days—like “the load a roaches in the hall” in the song ‘Speedy Gonzales’.
“When they go low, we send mariachis,” Tweeted President Barack Obama‘s former director of domestic policy, Cecilia Muñoz.”
The crowd that is determined to keep the president awake at night plans to return tonight, according to the Act Blue page.
Meanwhile, it’s not OWS keeping Trump awake at night.
It’s Trump keeping THEM awake and tearing their hair out!
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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