N.H. Marks A Year Under Trump With Parties, Protests, and Pussy Hats

Jan 20, 2018

Women in pink hats marched in Washington, and at several large rallies in New Hampshire. Trump's supporters celebrate the anniversary.

The one-year milestone for Donald Trump’s presidency on Saturday feels a bit like inauguration day.

Some Trump supporters in New Hampshire plan to attend a reunion-like reception Friday night hosted by a conservative group and the state Republican Party.

On the other side, critics are organizing rallies. Among other events, there are Saturday women’s marches, including ones in Lancaster and Wilton, and in Portsmouth, where an estimated 3,500 turned out a year ago to protest the President’s inauguration.

Even a year later, there's a lot of talk about the 2016 election, from both sides of the political aisle. And the Republican and Democratic parties are using the milestone to inspire grassroots supporters to get ready for the 2018 midterm elections.

In one invite to the Friday night celebration, Steve Stepanek, who served as a co-chairman for Trump's campaign in New Hampshire, waxes nostalgic about how Trump overcame expectations to win the New Hampshire presidential primary. The email references "Crooked Hillary Clinton." It cites Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and the tax cuts as two of Trump's accomplishments.