New Year and another form of protest in a start to the year that has seen many. The world was moved at the site of the Women’s March that had millions of women standing up for their civil rights all over the world. However, a new form of protest could bring a tear to your eye that has nothing to do with emotions.
It’s well documented that new US President Donald Trump loves to use the social media platform Twitter as he believes that it’s the only way to get “real news” to the people. It allows him to bypass the “biased media.” He’s been very successful on the platform as he currently has almost 22 million followers. This is a fact that President Trump has been very proud of when talking in interviews.
One protester has decided to “hit him where it hurts” and created an account with the sole purpose of getting more Twitter followers than the US Commander and Chief. The account isn’t even for him. It’s for a half an onion in a sandwich bag. That’s it. The creator of the account thinks that if he can achieve his goal of having more followers than President Trump that it’ll annoy him and get the point of the protest across.
While there is a lot of doubt over whether or not this will even get his attention, it has created some great, or “grate”, tweets.
I won't clog your feeds. I'm just here to get more followers than @realDonaldTrump & then hopefully be used on a hamburger or in an omelet.
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 20, 2017
Who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/kHSarXv9YW
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 23, 2017
— Jamie Stahl (@Jamie_Heather) January 21, 2017
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 24, 2017
President Trump has made his feelings about protest known, so we think that he’d appreciate this one as well.
Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017