President Trump will be visiting his hometown for the first time since assuming office, and New York City officials are scrambling to prepare for the barrage of protests which will surely greet his return on Thursday.
“He’s from here, but we think his values are out of step with all the rest of us,” said Joe Dinkin of the Working Families Party, which plans to lead a “Reject Trump” rally.
Protests will likely take place at Trump Tower as well as near the site of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, Intrepid, which is where Trump plans to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday.
“I hate to see the New Yorkers with streets closed,” Trump commented on a news show last week.
Nonstop protests and threats against the president and his family will reportedly cost taxpayers $68 million, which is included in the bipartisan budget deal to fund the government through September.
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