Trump Hotel / by Arthur Hsu

I had some free time on Tuesday before meeting up with someone downtown. I thought I would put that time to good use and drop by the new Trump Hotel and see all the going-on's on its grand opening day.  I was greeted with an orderly crowd and I didn't personally witness any evil shenanigans.  There were a lot of creative signs and people were vocal but mostly in good spirits. 

There were about 10-15 Trump supporters around and no one antagonized them and they didn't push their views on others except for two outbursts.

I don't consider myself to be a protestor. If it weren't for my free time and desire to capture the moments, I would be unlikely to show up at Trump Hotel. The atmosphere was orderly and peaceful.  I left feeling good that people were able to assemble without smashing store windows or getting in each other's faces.  What was the most surprising to me was my co-worker's reaction when he heard I was at the hotel. He thought anyone who went was an idiot.  He believes that the idea of making your voice heard by protesting is pointless because you would change nothing. I can't help but to think that if everyone feels the same, indeed nothing would change. 

The man directly under the sign was eager to get his point across.  He shouted "Trump has done more for women and black people than anyone else.  Hail Trump! Hail Trump!"  No one shouted back at him. They simply stood in front of him. 

The man directly under the sign was eager to get his point across.  He shouted "Trump has done more for women and black people than anyone else.  Hail Trump! Hail Trump!"  No one shouted back at him. They simply stood in front of him. 

"Who is Trump and why can't I have some snacks?"  

"Who is Trump and why can't I have some snacks?"  

The tired protester. Not sure why it's even there. 
The tired protester. Not sure why it's even there.