Former Clinton adviser hires mariachi band to play at anti-Trump protests outside White House

A former adviser to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCongress won't end the wars, so states must Democrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit MORE hired a Mariachi band to play outside of the White House in an effort to disrupt President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE’s sleep on Wednesday night.

Adam Parkhomenko organized the performance as part of a multiday protest over Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, People Magazine reported.

Hundreds of people came to “welcome” Trump back from Helsinki during the "Occupy Lafayette Park" protests. 


“I just got off the phone with an individual who is the coordinator of Mariachi bands and his first question was … Your primary goal is volume right? Yep,” Parkhomenko tweeted. 

People added that a crowdfund campaign on Twitter covered the costs for the band in less than 30 minutes. 

The 18-person band began playing around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

Parkhomenko said he’s now looking for opera singers and bagpipers to perform outside of the White House.


Trump was widely criticized for his press conference with Putin, during which the president refused to denounce Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump tried to walk back his previous statements on Tuesday, saying he misspoke during the press conference. 

“I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place,” Trump said, reading from a prepared statement.

“Could be other people also. A lot of people out there,” he added.