WAIMEA, Hawaii Island – A nationwide “Ides of Trump” mailing on Wednesday, March 15 included an event in Waimea.
The North Hawaii Action Network and friends gathered to tell President Trump what they think of him, using words they say he understands: “You’re Fired!”
The participants framed it as a grassroots undertaking; part of a nationwide action to send “Pink Slips” to the President. A website promoting the event – which takes its name from the famous foretelling of the fall of the Roman emperor in the play Julius Caesar, using the Shakespearean words “Beware the Ides of March,” – said it planned to “besiege the president in the vast numbers” with a letter writing campaign “from all corners of the world”.
Participants would expresses “vocal opposition to the new president” and “overwhelm Washington,” the website stated.
Video captured Wednesday in Waimea showed a rainy procession to mailbox, where pink postcards were dropped off. Many participants also had praise for the recent legal action brought forward by Hawaii State Attorney General Doug Chin in federal court, which succeeded in temporarily blocking Trump’s new order banning travel from certain Muslim-majority countries.
Chin will be the guest speaker at the next Waimea Community Association Town Meeting on April 6.
In short answer to high many postcards were sent, the “Ides of Trump” website stated on March 15: “More than enough.”