Of course the candy ass weenie had more fencing installed around the White House. Notice the concrete barricades, too.
Concrete barricades are placed behind exterior fencing outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House on Thursday, June 4, 2020, following a night of protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.Tom Brenner / Reuters
Lyndon Johnson certainly wasn’t that big a weenie.
WASHINGTON, : American youths stage a rally 30 November 1965 in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. protesting United States military involvement in the Vietnam war. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
It’s not like the old antiwar protests in Washington weren’t impressive.
Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967.Credit…Associated Press
Even the eternally disgraced Richard Nixon wasn’t that big a wuss.
Hundreds of thousands of angry young Americans descended on nation’s capitol on May 12, 1970 to protest U.S. involvement in Indochina and the Kent State University shootings earlier in the week.
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A lesser weenie, Ronald Reagan, in 1983 had three-foot-high concrete barricades placed at the northwest and southwest entrances to the White House grounds after slaughter of Marines in their barracks in Lebanon. I don’t have a photo. After that it became common to put up concrete barriers at entry points during security alerts, such as after the September 11 attacks.
There were some sizable protests at the White House during the Bush II Administration. I’m not seeing extra fencing.
Anti war protestors march past the White House in Washington, DC on October 26, 2002 to protest President George W. Bush’s policy advocating war against Iraq. Washington police… moreAnti war protestors march past the White House in Washington, DC on October 26, 2002 to protest President George W. Bush’s policy advocating war against Iraq. Washington police estimated the crowds to be as large as 50,000. Tom Mihalek/AFP/Getty Images)
Biggest baby ever, or what?
A giant balloon inflated by activists depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby is seen during a demonstration against Trump’s visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. – US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, plunging the transatlantic “special relationship” to a new low as they prepared to meet Friday on the second day of his tumultuous trip to Britain. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Update: #BabyGate trends as Trump’s White House border fence gets a hilarious new nickname