With Protests, Both Obama And Trump White Houses Saw ‘Manufactured’ Anger

A group numbering in the hundreds gather to protest the appearance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., and the policies of the Trump administration in Jeffersontown, Ky., on Wednesday.

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A group numbering in the hundreds gather to protest the appearance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., and the policies of the Trump administration in Jeffersontown, Ky., on Wednesday.

Timothy D. Easley/AP

When you win an election, opposition can seem kind of, well, manufactured.

Asked about the protests facing members of Congress back home this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, “Some people are clearly upset, but there is a bit of professional protester, manufactured base in there.”

It turns out, that’s not far off from how the Obama team reacted when protests erupted at town halls in the Summer of 2009.

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Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/02/22/516673558/with-protests-both-obama-and-trump-white-houses-saw-manufactured-anger?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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