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#TheIdesofTrump: A Call to Flood President Trump with Postcards

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A new anti-Trump demonstration is in the works. But this time, it’s in the form of writing.

A social media post that encourages people to flood President Trump with postcards has gone viral. Activists are calling on users to mail Trump a postcard on March 15th. The idea is to get enough people to voice their opposition to where the public’s concerns can no longer be ignored.

The movement has been deemed #TheIdesOfTrump. The word “ides” refers to “The Ides of March”a date that corresponds to March 15 on the Roman calendar. March 15, 44 B.C. was also the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated. The date is associated with doom.

The original social media post reads:

On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him—and against us—means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired!

Each of us—every protester from every march, each Congress-calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer—if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.

No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.

So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin. (Dump Despicable Donnie! He’s not my President! Impeach Dumpy Donnie! Not smart enough to be my President! Stop walking all over our Constitution! Donnie the dictator belongs in Russia!).

Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.

Then, on March 15th, mail your messages to:

President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

It might just be enough to make him crack.

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71 Responses to “#TheIdesofTrump: A Call to Flood President Trump with Postcards”

  1. On February 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm Peter Hibbard responded with... #

    This should be done on the 15th of every month. Various organizations should sell postcards as fundraisers: Planned Parenthood, ALT-NPS, and any other group that is attacked by the Trump administration. Flood the WH every month with postcards citing specific causes. It will also provide much needed money for the fight.

    • On February 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm Marcie MAXFIELD responded with... #

      We are selling AMAZING postcards from Women’s Marches across the country and around the world. Plus donating a portion of proceeds to organizations that support Women’s Issues, the Environment and the Arts. Check out our website: http://www.DAMgirls.com

      • On March 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm American woman responded with... #

        you are wrong.

        • On March 15, 2017 at 9:19 am RL Johnson responded with... #

          wrong about what? that he is unfit for office? that he is bannon’s puppet, that he is systematically doing everything possible to destroy this country.

          not wrong.

    • On February 26, 2017 at 9:44 am Suzanne Ashe responded with... #

      Great idea–and why not have post card writing sessions at local Starbucks–or at any place of business that supports the Resistance?

    • On March 3, 2017 at 11:01 pm jane stebbins responded with... #

      I just wrote 100 postcards. Took me six hours. I can’t wait to mail them all!

      • On March 17, 2017 at 9:47 pm JD responded with... #

        I mail about a dozen each week to the winter white house:

        Donald Trump
        C/O Mar-A-Lago Club
        1100 S Ocean Blvd
        Palm Beach FL 33480

        I also mark them Personal. Have no idea if he sees any of them, but I get pretty creative. Give me a warm & fuzzy feeling to think I may rile him if a couple slip through the gatekeeper/secretary.

  2. On February 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm Bonita cassel responded with... #

    Please stop showing off and do what we the people need. Peace, love and serenity?

  3. On February 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm Dorothy Leonard responded with... #

    Seems like a good idea–but it’s not getting any press. Unless it gets more, it won’t work.

  4. On February 14, 2017 at 7:36 pm Leroy Junker responded with... #

    To maximize the amount of mail delivered on one day at the White House. the date you mail should be a function of your zip code: in California, mail on March 10; in Washington DC mail on March 14; etc. Can someone prepare such a table of zip codes?

    • On February 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm mark alderfer responded with... #

      i think the idea is to have all the postcards postmarked on March 15th – the Ides of March.

    • On February 20, 2017 at 11:04 am Rebecca Collins responded with... #

      No need to overthink this. Everyone mails their cards on the same day. That’s it.

    • On March 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm Emilee Cline responded with... #


      The righties are planning to do the same

      • On March 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm Juliann Salinas responded with... #

        Gee. They plagarized. Again. Shocker. Can’t come up with an original idea to save their lives.

  5. On February 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm Matt responded with... #

    Hey y’all – this website (www.theidesoftrump.net) has a bunch of postcards to choose from that you can send to Donald Trump. And part of your purchase is donated to your choice of Planned Parenthood or the ACLU. Check it out 🙂

    • On February 17, 2017 at 9:11 pm Marcie MAXFIELD responded with... #

      Those are some slick postcards for $3 each. Which can get pricey if we want to make an impression with tons of mail. DAMgirls is selling authentic women’s march photos from women who marched, for less than $1 ea. and if you buy 100, the price is @40cents ea. DAMgirls.com.

      • On March 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm j nelson responded with... #

        post office sells stamped ones!

    • On February 20, 2017 at 9:18 pm John Barnett responded with... #

      Fuck off , planned Parenthood and ACLU

      • On March 3, 2017 at 11:44 am Pandora3a responded with... #

        John Barnett looks like you’re on the wrong thread.

  6. On February 17, 2017 at 4:36 am Sherri Moore responded with... #

    I’m going to send a post card telling Trump how much I appreciate what he has done and is planning to do. I encourage all Trump supporters to do the same!!

    • On March 6, 2017 at 8:53 am Yvonne responded with... #

      what exactly is it that Trump has done that has improved anything?
      Costing billions in taxes to “protect” his wife and children so they can go wherever they want to and so he can live at Mara Lago instead of the White House. Turned lying into the norm for the White House. While his cabinet of greedy elites removes valuable environmental and other regulations and dismantles public education funding. Can you please be specific as to how that is benefitting you personally?

    • On March 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm Nancy Sansone responded with... #

      What exactly has he done that deserves your thanks? He has put this country on a path to disaster by putting his own ego and needs ahead of the needs of the people. Maybe you could find a big postcard of a clown to send him.

    • On March 14, 2017 at 9:10 am Helen responded with... #

      Lol! That will surely make him laugh!

  7. On February 18, 2017 at 8:35 am Daniel Kim responded with... #

    Use the advanced technology that you have on your phone to remember. Set a calendar item for March 10 and March 15 to do this.

    “One Equal World” should put a calendar link on this page, to make it easy

  8. On February 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm Max Christensen responded with... #

    You walking, talking Asshole for a face pathological liar and hypocrite are an embarrassment to the Office. You are not and never will be the true President. Make America great by resigning before you are impeached.

  9. On February 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm Ignacio Andrade responded with... #


  10. On February 19, 2017 at 6:51 am Marjean responded with... #

    would you post a card with the President’s address on it or make it available in the info. whether we send to the White House or one of the businesses.

    • On February 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm admin responded with... #

      Just came across this great resource that allows you to print your own pre-made postcards at home: http://falladaproject.org/

  11. On February 19, 2017 at 7:25 am Cindi responded with... #

    This sounds like a good idea BUT Trumps “people” will probably collect the postcards and show him how many he received but not let him actually read them. They’ll spin it so it looks like they’re messages of love and support:( It will feed his ridiculous ego even more!

    • On March 1, 2017 at 11:47 am Barbara Sturm responded with... #

      Talk about a “spin”. Sounds kinda like fake news.
      Facts – not spin.

  12. On February 19, 2017 at 7:30 am patty davenport responded with... #

    You do realize there’s an internal post office in the white house. He has said there will be no “ugly”mail sent to him. Great idea,but he’ll never see them. Probably won’t even know about it. I wish it would work.

    • On March 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm Gay Lynn responded with... #

      Then send it to Bannon or Pence.

  13. On February 20, 2017 at 9:31 am Gretchen Broberg responded with... #

    Post this more so everyone sees it and to remind them!
    Great idea!!

  14. On February 21, 2017 at 10:57 pm Tom Tracker responded with... #

    Join the Ides of Trump movement at https://www.theidesoftrump.net > Order your postcard, personalize it and we’ll mail it to the White House, post marked on March 15th – guaranteed!

  15. On February 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm XaurreauX responded with... #

    I have a postcard with “YOU’RE FIRED!” Printed on the front. I’ll send that one, but I don’t see why I can’t send many more.

    The idiocracy must come to an end!

  16. On February 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm Sam Gibson responded with... #

    Need Postcards for this event? We’ve got you covered!

  17. On February 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm Ckc responded with... #

    What a bunch of retards

  18. On February 26, 2017 at 9:06 am Emily responded with... #

    It would be best if writers tackle IDEAS rather than negative personal opinions. His staff would count how many thousands call for action on climate change , civil rights issues, his income tax, etc. His staff can’t and wouldn’t do anything with “Impeach Dumpy Donnie!” (one of the examples given).

    • On March 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm Kelly responded with... #

      Wait … his staff can *count*?

  19. On March 1, 2017 at 11:43 am Barbara Sturm responded with... #

    I am sending a postcard to SUPPORT my President Donald Trump.
    He is our President for ALL of us.
    Oh, did I say that I SUPPORT him?

    • On March 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm Rochelle L. responded with... #

      What you say MIGHT make more sense if he had won the popular vote. He didn’t.

      Also, how do you support a man who is a known and admitted sexual assaulter?

      He is not a good or safe character to lead our nation.

      • On March 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm L.H. responded with... #

        Did you feel the same way about Bill Clinton – a know rapist and assaulter and abuser of women?

      • On March 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm Barbara Sturm responded with... #

        He is NOT the first elected president that did not win the popular vote. The point you are missing is that he won the presidency. And he is now our President. Yes, like it or not, he is YOUR president also.

        And, OK, he’s not perfect. He has said some things that are not appropriate. I like to look at all the positive things he has done for women.

        He is, and will be a GREAT President, and for sure better than his democrat opponent.

    • On March 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm Barbara Weber responded with... #


      So, you are ok with pollution and threats to medicare, and negative statements about women, and lies, and false statements, and negative accusations.

      He has sold his supporters ‘down the river” and only cares about making his cronies more and more and more money.

      Please, wake up and smell the hypocrisy!

  20. On March 2, 2017 at 4:52 pm Judith Maron-Friend responded with... #

    I am still in shock that someone with so little experience and even less patience and integrity could actually become president of the United States. Your (Mr. Trump) attacks on nearly every marginalized sector of the population is appalling as well as your ignorance and shameless blame of the Obama administration are absurd and childish especially when you consider how much he was able to accomplish in spite of deeply entrenched republican obstructionism at every turn!! It is all so shameful and disgraceful and I am unable to find “any” redeeming qualities regarding your abilities to run this country successfully for “ALL” peoples!!!!

  21. On March 3, 2017 at 7:28 pm Joan responded with... #

    I suggest, instead of THE White House, we write OUR White House

  22. On March 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm J Edwards responded with... #

    Not sure I like the idea of giving him a day. Because that’s how he will see it, I’m afraid. He’ll like it, which is the opposite of what everyone would be trying to accomplish. Or, he’ll use it as another opportunity to distract from the crap he is pulling.

    Good people, reasonable people, intelligent, peace loving, animal loving, world loving people are still believing they can appeal to some nugget of goodness, some sliver of humanity simmering deep inside this man. But, this is not how the narcissistic mind works. He won’t read a single one, it won’t change his mind, he won’t have a sudden awakening and start being awesome. Ignore him. Narcissists cannot stand that.

    Instead, commit to writing a letter each night, every night, to someone in government. Write to local and national government – Repubs, Dems, and other parties – share your concerns, demand their action, offer courage and support. Mail a letter every morning, and don’t stop until he is out. Can be the same letter, or a different letter each time. We need broad coverage. We need to give support and put pressure on those in charge, on those who can facilitate the changes we want.

    The Ides thing sounds cool, but I imagine it being a whole lot of wasted energy & paper.

    • On March 11, 2017 at 11:08 am Bronwyn Fryer responded with... #


  23. On March 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm Sue Cowing responded with... #

    Anger, mockery, name-calling, and hatred are like vitamins for #45. So when we fight fire with fire we
    a) fuel him and make a bigger fire
    b) play into his game of degrading public discourse, and
    c) are easily dismissed as anti-Trump-no-matter-what, so that there’s no need to listen.

    We have so much work to do in these times. Out of respect for ourselves and for the seriousness of what is at stake, let’s not get dragged down into reacting to the distractions of personality and the strategies of the reality show, but keep our eyes on the prize, advocating in no uncertain terms for the fundamental values, institutions, and groups that are threatened. This may best be done by keeping track of bills in Congress and letting our representatives know how we want them to vote and why. Supporting those who take risky stands. Also paying attention to state and local elections. Attorneys general and sheriffs are becoming increasingly important.

    If I send postcards to the White House, I think it will be a series about ideas or principles that have made America great, and until recently the envy of the free world. Like: Innocent until proven guilty–the burden of proof is on the accuser. Or: the rule of laws, not men. Or: one man one vote and the right to equal representation. Or: civilian control of the military. Or: the right to criticize or protest against the government without retribution. Or: equality of opportunity Or: universal free publication. Or: separation of church and state, etc, etc. To be heard, let’s say, and say, and say again what it is we are for, not who we are against.

    • On March 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm Kathy responded with... #

      My postcards contain ideas and principles, too, rather than name-calling and insults. “When they go low, we go high”!

  24. On March 8, 2017 at 11:31 pm Ruth Nerken responded with... #

    The flip side of this card is my HOLIDAY (that’s right, not only Xmas) card of 2016. As you will note, it has a tree, a menorah, and the moon and star of the Muslim faith. trump, (I refuse to use the capital) you are a DISGRACE to all the best things about being American.

  25. On March 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm American woman responded with... #

    You people are so wrong and are doing nothing but spreading hate and discontent! If you continue on your path of destruction, I hope you realize that the bear you are poking is not Donald Trump… There are more Americans of all race and gender that support ending the globalist cabol, and Donald Trump was put into office to be the voice of the American people! He is going to prevail and Sharia will never have a place in this country, so keep poking you idiots! You have no real clue what you are doing!

  26. On March 11, 2017 at 6:00 am Matt D responded with... #

    I like the “pink slip You’re Fired” idea for this round.

    Maybe next time all brown postcards (or half brownvsobthe writing can be more easily read.) To indicate what a POS #NotMyPresident Trump has revealed himself to be.

  27. On March 11, 2017 at 11:08 am Bronwyn Fryer responded with... #

    Folks, I think this might feel good but in fact His Heinous is such a narcissist that it would simply reinforce him. He craves ALL attention and this gives him more fodder. I think our energy is much better spent organizing at the local level and doing what we can for the causes we care about (people’s rights/women’s rights/ the environment, etc.) than wasting or time, money and energy on this creep.

  28. On March 11, 2017 at 8:24 pm Tom Paine responded with... #

    Scum suckers all

  29. On March 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm Nan Todd Bolger responded with... #

    I am an American woman living in France…so I’m mailing mine in from here!

  30. On March 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm Harriette Tsosie responded with... #

    I think it would be good if you could set this web site up to post the contents of the cards people are sending or provide some other way for us to post content of our post cards. He isn’t going to read them but we might learn from each other by reading what everyone has to say.

  31. On March 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm Rochelle L. responded with... #

    I think if we just send hateful messages, it will be seen just as hateful and nothing more. Then we’re acting just like him. But I think it’s a good idea to let our concerns about issues be known — then it would be constructive. But mean things like “Dump Donnie,” etc. are just more of the same. I won’t partake in anything hateful but I will send a meaningful message of concern about the policies that matter the most to me.

  32. On March 13, 2017 at 10:18 am Lori_Tampa responded with... #

    Yay, POTUS Trump, you have the libs scared, confused and on the run. Keep up the fantastic work!!!!

  33. On March 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm Leroy Junker responded with... #

    I sent 20 postcards (bought via phone at 800-STAMP24), with this handwritten message: Mr. Trump, the BEST thing you can do for your country is to RESIGN. Sincerely, [signed] Leroy Junker

  34. On March 15, 2017 at 8:47 am Jennifer Geldard responded with... #

    Hi! I have free printable postcards on my blog that I designed, depicting Trump climbing up basement stairs after tying up Lady Liberty… they’re given away freely and with happy optimism.Share away!!

  35. On March 15, 2017 at 8:48 am Jennifer Geldard responded with... #

    Oops! Here’s a link to the postcards! https://jennifergeldard.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/the-ides-of-trump/

  36. On March 15, 2017 at 9:21 am RL Johnson responded with... #

    Make SURE to send some to pence, bannon, ryan, and everyone one else in his gang of thugs as well

  37. On March 15, 2017 at 9:39 pm Jane responded with... #

    Today, March 15, 2016, in Berkeley, CA the Berkeley U.S. Post Office (every branch) ran out of postcard stamps!

  38. On March 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm Jo responded with... #

    Sheri, Does your husband beat you? Cuz you sound like a beaten woman.

  39. On March 19, 2017 at 12:53 am Bohemian Rapsody responded with... #

    These radical leftists have no idea what their cause is. They just go with the flow and repeat erroneous blather just because….ignorance is bliss, I guess. Their pathetic mastering of the English language tells its own story. Outrageous grammar and spelling.
    And, I’m not talking about typos.

    They have all this time on their hands because they have no education and no job. They think they’re soooo cool. NOT!!

    Therefore, someone must be funding this lunacy, which leads me to believe they have neither heard of Julius Caesar ( Giulio Cesare), nor of Shakespeare. Ides of Trump my derriere. I doubt they even know from where term, “The Ides” derives.

    It is such hypocrisy to hear these rebels preach love and unity without bigotry when all they do is advocate their hatred towards humanity.

    At least, one of them, Donna Brazile, had the wherewithal to come forward and finally admit her duplicity and shameful, lying behavior; just as President Trump had predicted.

    Get on your useless knees and ask the universe to spread light on your collective dead brains. You are digging a deeper hole for yourselves. Get a job and stop whining. Grow up!!

  40. On March 19, 2017 at 6:51 pm Marilyn responded with... #

    I sent a postcard. Just wondering if anyone knows whether the cards have been received at the White House.

    • On March 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm admin responded with... #

      We haven’t heard anything yet. We are following this story closely though and plan to publish a follow-up article soon. Stay tuned!

      • On March 22, 2017 at 6:12 am Laurelhill62 responded with... #

        I doubt the WH will reveal anything. How will the story get out? Do you have any sources inside the USPS who will tell how many pieces were delivered?

    • On March 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm Rick Dondo responded with... #

      You can look for articles like this one:


      I simply searched for “#IdesOfTrump”… there may be a lot more out there about the actual impact.

  41. On March 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm Colin Winx responded with... #

    As an interested outsider (I live in Australia) I must ask…..why was this “action” not so strong BEFORE you elected Mr Trump? Unless a “Nixon (or Brutus) style” card is in your hand you appear to be a year late with your outrage. Democracy often displeases many but it is better than the alternative don’t you think?

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