After a lot of laughs and fanfare after “covens” and “witches” across America announced a plan to hex President Trump on Friday night, the event turned out just a few dozen people lighting candles and chanting outside of Trump Tower.
The Daily Mail reports that despite posts an encouragement from singer Lana Del Rey, only a few showed up to actually conjure anything. The singer tweeted, “At the stroke of midnight Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23… Ingredients can b found online.”
The event did create a stir on left wing social media platforms, where “witches” claimed they were setting up their own alters at home with the hashtags #bindtrump and #feb24.
The groups plan similar Anti-Trump events for the waning moon for following months.
According to the online manual, ingredients for the spell included, “an unflattering photo of Trump, a tiny orange candle, a Tower tarot card and bowls of water and salt.”
The Daily Mail has more:
Among the objects required to complete the spell was an unflattering photo of Trump, a tiny orange candle, a Tower tarot card and bowls of water and salt.
A pin, which is used to carve Trump’s name on the candle, was also required.
The instructions stated that the items should be arranged around the individual in a pleasing position along with a feather, a white candle and an ashtray or dish filled with sand.
From there, a prayer for protection was to be said by all participants before they launched into the chant, which was allegedly created by a member of a private magical order.
In one refrain, the witches were to chant: ‘I call upon you / To bind / Donald J. Trump / So that he may fail utterly / That he may do no harm/To any human soul.’
The second verse tackled a different issues, with the lines: ‘Bind him so that he shall not break our polity / Usurp our liberty / Or fill our minds with hate, confusion, fear, or despair.’