Rosie O’Donnell will lead a protest outside the White House mere hours before President Trump delivers his first address to Congress. The Hill says that O’Donnell will lead thousands at the “Resistance Address” protest. The purpose of the protest is to send “a clear message outside of Trump’s front door that his agenda does not represent the values of the American people,” according to a news release.
“The rally will feature speakers from diverse organizations and groups of people who have been impacted and harmed by the Trump administration’s policies, including women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community, as well as environmental and immigrants rights groups,” the statement said.
Numerous organizations will be participating in the event: American Civil Liberties Union, MoveOn.org, Food & Water Watch, National Nurses United and Our Revolution, and others.
O’Donnell and Trump have had a contentious relationship even before Trump’s campaign for president.
When Republican frontrunner Donald Trump was asked by Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly about his use of language like “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs” and “disgusting animals” to describe some women, The Donald didn’t miss a beat.
“Only Rosie O’Donnell,” he interjected, generating gasps, applause and laughter from the crowd.
Press secretary Sean Spicer said that President Trump’s address to Congress will be a “renewal of the American spirit.”