“New York Hates You.” Wales from crowd, on repeat, a unanimous battle cry uniting New Yorker’s from all walks of life as Trump’s motorcade makes its way down West Side Highway last night around 7pm. Yesterday was Trump’s first return to NYC after taking office as President, and New York made sure to let him know how it felt about him in masses.
Protests were held in various parts of the city, but after the mass protest at USS Intrepid, Trump canceled his remaining schedule events in New York and got out of town. Nice.
Even though Trump is from New York, he’s very UNPOPULAR here, with just 18% of New Yorker’s voting for him in the 2016 election, 79% backing Hillary. In Manhattan, the president won just one electoral district – out of 1,210.
Trump’s return isn’t easy on tax payers pockets either, totaling the New York City police department $308,000 a day to protect Trump when he comes back to NY. Right now, the NYPD is also currently spending between $127,000 and $146,000 a day to protect Melania and Barron Trump, who have continued to live in the city since Trump transitioned.
Read more about NYC protests of the Trump Regime at The Guardian.