“Members of the resistance no longer have to resort to calling Trump businesses to make their voices heard: As of Monday, the White House comment line is officially back up and running.
Shortly after Donald Trump took office, the company Revolution Messaging noticed that the White House comment line (202-456-1111), which was previously open to the public, was closed; and it directed people to leave messages for the president via the White House website or Facebook page. Instead of accept that as the only way of contacting President Trump, Revolution Messaging created the website White House Inc., which connected callers with Trump’s businesses around the world, reasoning that because Trump hasn’t divested from those business, ‘he’s actually [created] satellite White Houses all over the world.’
But, after connecting more than 35,000 calls, according to a statement shared with Teen Vogue, White House Inc. may be able to take a break, because the White House comment line has been re-opened for business. Now, if you call the comments number on the White House website, you’ll first hear a few automated options (if you’re calling about tours, presidential greetings, or the White House mailing address) before being told to wait on the line if you’d like to leave a comment for the president. You’ll likely have to wait on hold for at least a few minutes (for us, it was about five) before being connected to a volunteer operator, but once you’re connected, you can share your thoughts and concerns about what’s happening in our country (perhaps on gun control, the president’s pricey vacations, or national security issues) and ask that it be passed along to President Trump.”