Violent anti-Trump protests in the country's cities have left a wake of destruction and media attention each night for newspapers and television cameras.
Since Trump's election, young people have taken to the streets of cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and Portland. These are also cities that voted for Hillary Clinton.
As the protests have lingered one week after the election, more information about the protesters has developed. Portland's KGWNews investigated the public voting record of the protesters in Oregon and discovered more than half of the arrested protesters did not vote in the election.
America's voting system is based on anonymity, therefore it is impossible to know how someone voted. Counties record whether someone voted and make this information public to curb voter fraud.
Since the protests began the day after election day, Trump supporters have claimed that the protesters are "astroturfing", that is generating fake grass roots protests by actors who are paid by leftist organizations that are funded by 85-year-old business magnate George Soros.
Through September and October, James O'Keefe released undercover videos that verified the Democratic Party colluded with Soros-funded organizations to plant theatrical protests at opposition events in order to persuade the media to follow their narrative.
As the post-election protests began, Craigslist ads have been discovered as a recruitment tool for paid protesters across the country. In one ad from Seattle with the headline "Fight the Trump Agenda! We're hiring full-time activists 15h/hr!", those who responded were told they would be taught from an experienced team with a combined experience of over 50 years.
Responders were told they would be paid to organize on "racial, social, and economic justics, health care, immigration reform, tax fairness and a living wage for all workers." The ad promised "Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Holidays, and Leave of Absence" for those who were given the job. Students, women and minorities were urged to reply.
Puente Movement, an organization based in Phoenix who describes itself as an organization to stop the criminalization of migrants, held a protest in March to defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio's re-election campaign.
The organization tweeted how a Latina protester joined others by locking themselves to their cars by the neck in order to stop traffic near a Trump rally. The lady featured in their tweet had a bike lock attached around her neck that was locked to a van's window. They were arrested by Sheriff Arpaio for blocking traffic while media crews filmed the performance.
The organization released a video of the activist after she was released from jail where she said she was arrested simply because her last name was "Gonzalez."
It was later revealed that the activist was Jacinta Gonzalez, born in Mexico, who is a Soros Justice Fellow who worked for George Soros' Open Society Foundations as the lead organizer for the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice Congress of Day Laborers. Fellows are given $58,000 to $110,000 to advance the progressive principles of the Soros Foundation.