Rosie O’Donnell and singers from some Broadway musicals performed Monday night outside the White House — serenading protesters whose nightly demonstrations began after Trump returned from his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin.
“Your voice is important,” said O’Donnell, Trump’s longstanding nemesis both before and during his political career. “Let the president know… that we are alive and awake and we are woke.”
The group’s playlist included “The People’s Song” from “Les Miserables,” Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” ″A Brand New Day” from “The Wiz” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music.”
The trip was organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the host and producer of Sirius XM’s “On Broadway,” and was live streamed on the MoveOn Facebook page.
Ahead of the performance, O’Donnell lashed out at the “mainstream media” for helping Trump’s political rise — including the MSNBC cable show where she was invited to speak.
“I think the mainstream media is slowly coming around to where they actually are. It took you guys a long time to call him a liar and the man has been lying every day since he’s been in office,” she told MSNBC’s Ari Melber.
“The worst part of that is this huge response. He’s like a bad comic who gets one line out and talks about it for four months,” she said. “He told everyone ‘They laughed at that, that was the funniest thing.’ He was allowed to with help from the mainstream media and MSNBC, all you have to do is look at the tapes from ‘Morning Joe’ from 2007…They all ganged up, Willie Geist was very anti-Rosie O’Donnell. So was Joe Scarborough, so was every reporter on Fox, and it went on and on.”
The interview was posted on Mediaite.
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