President Trump is making his first appearance in NYC since his “bigly” crowded inauguration. Here’s everything you need to know.
Donald Trump hasn’t returned to his hometown since the day before his inauguration on January 20. That’s easy to understand, given that the POTUS inspired a spate of protests that… well, that hasn’t quite ended. Nevertheless, Trump is braving his fellow NYers on Thursday.
The president will be visiting the U.S.S. Intrepid on May 4 where he’ll be joined by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The visit commemorates the 75th anniversary of WWII’s The Battle of the Coral Sea, where the United States fought side by side with Australia against Japan during the battle in 1942.
When Trump’s presidency was still in its infancy, the POTUS had a “heated” phone exchange with Prime Minister Turnbull, who politely described the call as “frank and forthright.”
You can expect protest on the West Side of Manhattan, given that it’s the location of the Trumps event. It only took protesters 24 hours to organize what is believed to be the biggest. According to the protest’s facebook page, there are 4,5k people interested in going to the demonstration taking place in the DeWitt Clinton Park from 6 pm.
Also, and this goes without saying, the traffic in Midtown is going to be an absolute nightmare, to keep that in mind if you plan on moving around the city.
Here’s the announcement:
On May 4th, the President will speak aboard the USS INTREPID museum in New York City to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, a major World War II naval battle in which the United States joined with Australia to halt the advance of enemy forces. That same day, at the museum, the President will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia. The President looks forward to meeting the Prime Minister and to strengthening the enduring bonds, deep friendship, and close alliance between the United States and Australia.
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