Florida Groups Plan Protest For Trump's Doorstep

With Trump set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago Thursday, some unexpected house guests are planning a visit of their own to the estate.

Women's March Florida and Palm Beach County Democrats will meet on Bringham Island, the doorstep to Mar-a-Lago, to protest what they say is "Trump's reliance on Chinese goods and labor, which hurts working Americans." 

In a press release, the groups say "Trump has put his own profits before American workers." They add that instead of using American goods, "Trump makes his ties in China using foreign workers and using cheap Chinese steel to make his buildings." 

The Brigham Island protest will take place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Women's March Florida - West Palm Beach Chapter's event page. They encourage supporters to "bring homemade signs, banners, flags, noise makers, drums, and other instruments... to be loud and visible from Mar-a-Lago!" 

Protesters are also prepared to fight through the forecast. "The forecast says says 50% chance of rain at that time- but it takes more than a little rain to stop us! Bring your umbrellas or ponchos and make sure they #hearourvoice!" According to the event page, 39 people are slated to attend. 

This will mark Trump and Jinping's first meeting. They are set to discuss trade tensions and North Korea's nuclear ambitions, among other issues. 

According to a report by the New York Times, behind closed doors, the president intends to aggressively press his counterpart to more effectively use China’s economic leverage on North Korea to restrain its rogue leader, Kim Jong-un, from developing nuclear weapons.

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