People Take to the Streets in West Hollywood to Celebrate Biden’s Win (and Trump’s Defeat)

It started around 8 a.m. today with West Hollywood residents banging on pots and pans and cheering loudly from their apartments as the news spread that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump in the race for president.

By noon, the westbound lanes of Santa Monica Boulevard were jammed with cars with drivers honking their horns and passengers waving flags and banners and holding signs celebrating the election of Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president. Given the many signs saying things like “F-ck Trump,” “Dump Trump,” and “You’re Fired,” it was clear that the celebration wasn’t just about Biden’s victory. It was a big celebration of Trump’s defeat.

Photo by Jay Mendes

Hundreds of people gathered on the sidewalks at the intersection of Santa Monica and Robertson boulevard and all stood in the boulevard median carry signs and cheering. There also was a large crowd at the intersection of Santa Monica and Harper.

Many stores were boarded up, with their owners anticipating some sort of possibly violent reaction once it was clear who won what is clearly the most controversial presidential election in modern American history. However, so far today’s demonstration, while loud, has been peaceful. Even the truck carrying someone waving a “Trump” flag managed to cross the intersection of Santa Monica and Robertson without any violence.

Boarded up storefronts on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Waving Biden flags on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Celebrating the Biden victory, and Trump defeat. on Santa Monica Boulevard at La Cienega.
The “you’re fired’ catch phrase from Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’ has a new meaning.
Crowd on Santa Monica Boulevard near Harper celebrating the election results.
Truck carrying a Trump flag on Santa Monica Boulevard near Robertson
Photo by Jay Mendes
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JF1
JF1
2 months ago

What about the pandemic and social distancing?! Forgot that fast.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  JF1

Notice how everyone is wearing a mask? It’s a revolutionary concept I know.

JF1
JF1
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

it’s been advised not to gather in large groups..with or without a mask. SOCIAL DISTANCING..it’s called science. (not to mention all the shared champagne bottles that were being passed around)

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  JF1

@JF1 wearing a mask and being outside greatly reduces chances of transmission. I wonder why I haven’t seen your concern comments on the articles detailing the VERY maskless trump rallies over in Beverly Hills?

I hope you’re coping okay with the absolutely embarrassing loss for god emperor trump.

WeHoldTheseTruths
WeHoldTheseTruths
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

@greeneyedboy You are full of hate.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago

Actually, i’m full of tacos.

Didn’t you call people celebrating “hyper sensitive”?

Sounds very hateful to me! :*

WeHoldTheseTruths
WeHoldTheseTruths
2 months ago

The hyper sensitive west hollywood crowd may feel better for a day but nothing substantive will change.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago

Wait a sec. Haven’t Trump supporters been touting a Biden presidency would result in the abolishment of police, being owned by china, mandated vaccines, 99% tax rate, communist gulags, etc?

Which one is it? All of those scary things, or nothing substantive?

It’s almost as if Trump harnessed fear to brainwash his cult. hmmmmm

WeHoldTheseTruths
WeHoldTheseTruths
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

Who are you going to blame for your problems now?

WeHoldTheseTruths
WeHoldTheseTruths
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

Dems won and you’re still defensive and angry.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago

“Dems won”

Say it again for the people in the back!

πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

JF1
JF1
2 months ago

they’re an angry bunch.

JF1
JF1
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

crime will get worse with the cuts to law enforcement. Please note 70million angry and disappointed republicans…and NOT ONE RIOT.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  JF1

70million angry and disappointed republicans”

Are you leaving out the Trump sycophants who still think Trump won?

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

No, it’s not going to be as bad as it could be because Biden probably won’t have a supportive Senate and he will have a less friendly House, even though they will still have control. Dems are losing their base with Blacks and Hispanics, and Republicans won a number of other victories with trends reversing. Yes, the 2017 tax cut will be reversed which means that I will be paying nearly $3000 more per year, and other taxes will go up if Biden actually does what he has said he will do, which he probably can’t remember. China and Iran… Read more »

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Biden probably won’t have a supportive Senate”

Honey, you got a storm coming πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

John Ryan
John Ryan
2 months ago

There will be PLENTY of change that I’m betting you will HATE.
Sore loser.

WeHoldTheseTruths
WeHoldTheseTruths
2 months ago
Reply to  John Ryan

This election won’t cure your unhappiness.

Last edited 2 months ago by WeHoldTheseTruths
Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
2 months ago

I guess it’s safe to say the Covid pandemic is over.

Jeffery Aubel
Jeffery Aubel
2 months ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

No, There are still 2 1/2 months for Americans to die under Chump. Then Biden has fix his mess. #sorelosers

Jeffery Aubel
Jeffery Aubel
2 months ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Your silence says all I need to know.

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeffery Aubel

My silence? On what?

Jay
Jay
2 months ago

Makes up for Halloween 2020 and then some!
πŸ‘»πŸŒˆ

Last edited 2 months ago by Jay
JF1
JF1
2 months ago

The bright side: no riots.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  JF1

The bright side: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Jay
Jay
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

TouchΓ©, greeneyedboy!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€Ί

WeHoldTheseTruths
WeHoldTheseTruths
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

But who will you blame your problems on?

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

Nobody voted FOR Biden.
They voted AGAINST Trump.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

If by “nobody” you mean 75+ million people, then I totally agree!

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

You totally missed my point. Totally.

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Point: moot

Biden: winner

Trump: loser

America: saved

Truth: will set you free

JF1
JF1
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

They would have voted for a body with no pulse so long as it wasn’t Trump.

Jay
Jay
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

You are on a roll, greeneyedboy!🀺

greeneyedboy
greeneyedboy
2 months ago
Reply to  Jay

πŸ˜‰

JF1
JF1
2 months ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

exactly.

JF1
JF1
2 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedboy

Yet to be seen and highly doubtful. He hasn’t accomplished much in all his years in office…except get rich. Dems didn’t vote for him because they think he’s great. They voted for him because he wasn’t the other guy.

Jeffery Aubel
Jeffery Aubel
2 months ago
Reply to  JF1

Oh no, there will be riots with the gun toting sycophants when Biden is inaugurated. Remember, they’re “standing back and standing by”.