As President Donald Trump headed to his new home at the White House, he was greeted by hundreds of protestors screaming and chanting (video below).
Trump returned to the White House from the CIA building when hundreds of protestors from the Women’s March on Washington surrounded his motorcade.
While the president’s motorcade drove past, protestors screamed and chanted, holding signs in protest of Trump.
According to the Daily Mail, protestors chanted, “Welcome to your first day, we will never go away,” at Trump as his limo drove past.
While Trump met with the CIA, reportedly in an attempt to repair his relationship with America’s spy agencies, more than 500,000 people took part in the Women’s March on Washington in the capital city, while an estimated 3 million people protested worldwide, with more than 670 marches taking place.
Protestors from the Women’s March moved to Trump’s motorcade route on his first full day in office to make sure the new president heard their voices on his way back to the White House.
Trump responded to the protests on his Twitter account.
“Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that w just had an election!” Trump wrote in a tweet. “Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.”
Later that morning, Trump offered a slightly different response to the protests, according to The Washington Post.
“Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy,” the president wrote. “Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.”
Sources: Daily Mail, The Washington Post, YouTube / Photo credit: Mark Dixon/Flickr