On Monday night, the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. was trolled by a guy with a projector. Artist Robin Bell lit up the side of the building with various graphics that criticized President Trump in a powerful protest. The example below makes reference to the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits federal officials from taking payments from foreign governments.
President Trump is currently facing a lawsuit filed by ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics claiming that he violated the clause by accepting payments from foreign states through his hotel.
That wasn't the only image projected onto the side of the building, though. Twitter users who spotted the light show took to Twitter to share images...
The protest took place only hours after The Washington Post reported that President Trump had divulged highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador in a meeting.
Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to defend himself:
As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017
...to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017
Talk about timing.