Of all the strange leftist groups funding and fueling the anti-Trump protests, one stands out in particular: Planned Parenthood.
This was first noticed before the election, with Craigslist ads that read “STOP TRUMP – up to $1500/week. Hiring Immediately! Call Today Start Tomorrow! $15-$18 hourly rate + bonus + overtime up to 77 hours per week.”
The ad was in the Craigslist sites for Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, Columbus, and Pittsburgh (some have since been taken down, but the Boston one is still up) and were emblazoned with the logo for Planned Parenthood Action, a political action committee. All of the ads listed the phone number for “Community Outreach Group,” a for-profit organization owned by Planned Parenthood as a “vendor of large-scale advocacy.” Protesting is listed as a large part of what they do.
MoveOn.org and others have already been linked to the demonstrators, reports Fox News. These people have been out in the streets since the election and while most have been peaceful, violence has broken out quite a few times. In Portland, they officially declared it a “riot” and had to use flash bombs to quell the angry mob.
Planned Parenthood and Community Outreach Group have not returned phone calls seeking comment. Planned Parenthood, which received $553.7 in tax dollars last year, had pledged to spend $30 million to defeat Trump, according to Rolling Stone. The money allegedly came from its super PAC, which “jointly” worked on the ground war, the magazine said.
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., told FoxNews.com that he wasn’t surprised to hear a possible protest connection to the so-called women’s health organization.
“I wouldn’t be shocked that this group is going the extra mile to undermine the legitimate transfer of power,” he said. “It comes into question whether they are using taxpayer money appropriately or even legally. This goes above and beyond their duty and ability to provide services for women.”
Over the weekend, another job popped up on both Reddit and Craigslist offering to pay as much as $35 per hour to protest at Trump’s Los Angeles golf course for ten hours. Protesters were told to “dress to impress” and bring signs.
On Friday night, a Los Angeles protest swelled to 11,000 people and encompassed several blocks in Hollywood, shutting down the main thoroughfare of Wilshire Boulevard. The event was tweeted by the Puente Arizona, an offshoot of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. An ad had been posted a day before, encouraging dissidents to block traffic, with some going as far as standing on a freeway. Protests have continued every day since.
Ultimately, Los Angeles police arrested 187 adults and eight minors.