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Protesters Storm Trump Hotel As He Violates Constitution Hosting Profiting Event

Hundreds of protesters crashed the Trump International Hotel to protest the proposed Senate health care bill as the $35,000 to $100,000-a-ticket fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that was going on inside, Time reported Thursday.

“It’s insane,” said protester Andraea LaVant, 34, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and relies on Medicaid for her insurance. “One of these tickets could pay for my entire health care for one year.”

Kelly Cuvar, who was also among the throng of people that stood outside Trump Hotel, has been fighting cancer for the past 18 years, but the more time-consuming battle, she says, is not fighting her condition, but keeping her health insurance.

“I can’t believe I have to fight for this again,” said. she said.

When Trump’s motorcade arrived at his family hotel – which is just blocks away from the White House – he was greeted with boos and shouts of “shame!” from the crowd outside. Many of the protesters said they wanted to send a message to the president to not support the health care bill.

“I have spent more time worrying about obtaining and maintaining health insurance coverage than I have working on getting well,” added Cuvar, 37, who requires medication that would cost $72,000 out of pocket. “This is a daily concern for me. My life was saved by Medicaid. This bill would mean very terrible things for me in the future.”

Others ranted about the price tag of the event that will help fund several Trump fundraising operations including Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee. Combined, they raked in $9.9 million in the first three months of this year, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

Read More: Donald Trump Set To Profit Millions From Taxpayers Paying For His Family’s Lifestyle.

Michael Delvone, the Washington, D.C. director for Working Families, expressed her outrage:

“I knew that xenophobia, racism, and misogyny was expected but I didn’t know it would cost $35,000 a plate,” she said. “Twenty-two million people stand to lose their health care and these folks are in there dining on caviar and lobster.”

David Barrows, 69, showed up early to the protest wearing a “Dump Trump” hat, a medical gown, and fake, exposed buttocks. “With Trumpcare you won’t be covered,” read the sign on his back.

“People would die from this. You’ve heard of vulture capitalism – this is vampire capitalism because it really feeds on people who are going to die. It’s an example of the extremely rich not caring about the lives of the poor,” Barrows said.

RELATED: Conflicts Of Interest Are Still An Issue, Here’s What Trump Is Doing Now That Will Help Him Profit.

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