Protesters decry Trump’s ‘fake crisis’ over wall funding

On Presidents’ Day, nearly 100 people turned out at the federal courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale to denounce President Donald Trump and his national emergency declaration to build a border wall.

“We need to make a lot of noise!” Laurie Woodward, a volunteer organizer wearing a “Resist” T-shirt, told the crowd. She said she’s affiliated with the progressive activist groups MoveOn and Indivisible.

Those who showed up were mostly middle age or older and included seasoned activists and others simply motivated to speak out against what they see as an outrageous power grab by Trump to fulfill a campaign promise, not address a true crisis.

The event was part of a national rally across Florida and most other states, billed as a show of support for immigrants and asylum seekers and a push to get Congress to overrule Trump’s national emergency declaration. The courts also are being asked to intervene.

Mann was toting a balloon depicting Trump as an angry orange baby.

For sale among the crowd: “Worst President Ever” buttons.

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