Trump Trolled At His Own Hotel By Group Projecting CDC’s “Banned Words” Onto Front Of Building

Words like "transgender" and "vulnerable" were displayed on the front of Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Human Rights Campaign is fighting back this week after the Trump administration reportedly banned analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using seven words in future budget documents, including “transgender” and “diversity.”

The activist group partnered with artist Robin Bell to project the words onto the front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday in the hopes of getting the president’s attention.

HRC projected the phrase “We will not be silenced” in addition to the banned words: “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “diversity,” “fetus,” “entitlement,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.”

The organization also filed a Freedom of Information Act with the Department of Health and Human Services for all records relating to the banned words starting back in November of 2016.

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald denied that there were banned words earlier this week, with officials attempting to explain that it wasn’t a ban, but simply “a budget strategy to get funded.”

If true, that simply means that while the group is technically allowed to use the words, it risks losing its funding if it does.

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