When used in the context of a protest or demonstration, signs serve many purposes. At the Women's March on Washington and its 600-plus sister marches across the world on Saturday, people are using signs to broadcast their reasons for marching, and their hopes and demands. Their signs are directed at their fellow marchers, the world bearing witness, and even to the new president himself. And from the look of it so far, some of the march's funniest signs are about Trump.
The Women's March on Washington's official mission and vision statement makes no mention of Trump. And yet, that Trump's election was the catalyst for it all cannot be erased from it. Signs featuring Trump remind viewers of that as well how he reacts to criticism. Some of the best signs out there are doing that with humor—something that, as Saturday Night Live has shown, particularly gets to the perhaps most social media-connected president our country has ever had. (Can't wait to see what he'll say about the massive crowds at these marches!) The new president has threatened before to make criticizing him more difficult, so why not spend today laughing at some jokes at his expense?
Here are some of the funniest Women's Marches signs about Trump. Side note:
We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
Anyway. Let's get to it.
The Obligatory Hair References
Trump's hair has inspired countless signs.
I Ain't Sorry
Gloria Steinem and Beyoncé are sharing some space at the march.
The Finest TV And Movie References
one of my besties made this sign pic.twitter.com/JWFC43TskL— QueerDissatisfaction (@aWomanUnderThe) January 21, 2017
Pinocchio Trump sign here in Chicago a popular one pic.twitter.com/k5SoPe9SeM— Will Connors (@wconnors) January 21, 2017
This sign is relevant to my interests pic.twitter.com/v0jtcGddRF— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) January 21, 2017
This One's For You, Trump
Hitting Him Where It Hurts
March Day Rhymes
In Trump's Own Words
Sign at Women's March in St. Paul. pic.twitter.com/Ihr7r246DY— Erin Golden (@golden_erin) January 21, 2017
These people are winning protest sign war pic.twitter.com/uzuTE1fhC6— b michael (@bmichael) January 21, 2017
Just made my sign for the Women's March tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/vxyauP5YcO— Elvira (@TheRealElvira) January 21, 2017
Trump's presidency representing a threat to freedom and safety for many people is at the heart of the Women's Marches, and what's at stake is serious. Still, it's good to see that humor hasn't been abandoned as the marches have gone underway.
And with the numbers of people gathering in the U.S. alone, it's no wonder there are a fair share of comedians in the crowds. There are no exact numbers yet on how many people are at the march in D.C., but estimates are already far surpassing those of Trump's Inauguration. And considering how much he has prided himself on being able to draw large crowds, the fact that the Women's March on Washington may be the biggest Inaugural protest the country has ever seen can't feel too good to the president right now. And these hilarious signs certainly can't be making it any better.