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Hot Protest: Hexing Trump
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Hot Protest: Hexing Trump

In 2015, a video called "Brujas Hex Trump" went viral on YouTube. The video follows witches cursing the then-presidential candidate, cackling at Trump Tower security guards and burning yellow yarn with cries of "Lose all your hair!" Since the election, occultists across the country have been gathering under each new moon to disarm the president with magic. (Even Lana Del Rey has professed to partaking in the spiritual interventions.) The rituals can take place anywhere at midnight, whether inside their homes, metaphysical shops, or in the wild. At a recent event in
 a Brooklyn bookstore, attendees read from Psalm 109 – "May there be none to extend kindness unto him" – and stuffed curses into Mason jars. "You don't have to believe in what I do," says 28-year-old Dakota Bracciale, who led the hex. "If you wronged me, I'm wronging you back." S.E.

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