A protest promoted by an advocacy group against President Donald Trump during his Sunday visit to the U.S. Women’s Open at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., turned out to be small and polite.
Wearing T-shirts that read, “USGA, Dump Sexist Trump,” three women and one man simply stared at Trump when he arrived just after 3 p.m.
According to reports from the White House press pool, the group, part of the UltraViolet organization, abandoned their silent protest less than an hour later and went to get ice cream.
Melissa Byrne, one of the protesters, said regarding Trump, “We wanted to look him in the eye.”
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Trump, who also attended Saturday’s round of the tournament, wore a “Make America Great Again” hat on Sunday, and did not appear to see the protesters who purchased tickets to attend the event.
U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster joined the president Sunday in the glass-enclosed viewing booth alongside the 15th hole on the golf course.
Several tournament attendees were annoyed with the protesters and made comments such as, “Look at what they look like.” They also remarked to the media following the protesters, “Is the Clinton News Network here?” referring to CNN.
The protest reportedly remained congenial, with people wearing Trump hats photobombing the demonstrators without opposition from the group.
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