Signs reading “Impeach President Bannon” began popping up in major cities around the country over the weekend.
The signs, posted in New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, San Francisco and Los Angeles, come over Presidents Day weekend in response to what organizers say is President Trump senior adviser Stephen Bannon’s outsize power.
Spotted in DC this morning -- these are so newly posted the wheat paste is still wet. pic.twitter.com/pwTubJVFmu— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) February 19, 2017
“No one voted for Steve Bannon. Yet he is the de-facto 45th President of the United States,” organizers wrote in a statement.
Bannon's reported influence in the White House has raised eyebrows, especially after Trump signed an executive order giving Bannon a seat on the National Security Council's Principals Committee. A Time magazine cover dubbed Bannon "the great manipulator."
After a "Saturday Night Live" skit portrayed Trump as being controlled by Bannon, Trump tweeted that he calls his “own shots, largely based on accusation of data, and everyone knows it.”
The group behind the signs says it hopes to spark some kind of response from Trump.
“Maybe we’ll encourage an angry tweet or two. Maybe even get Trump to say his two favorite words to Bannon, ‘You’re Fired.’ We’ll tune in. It’ll be great for ratings," the group said.