Donald Trump comes home to protests in NYC

On his first visit home to New York City since taking office, President Donald Trump was greeted with boos and jeers, in what some fellow New Yorkers called an "unwelcome home" party.

Trump landed at JFK Airport at 6:15 p.m. Thursday and headed to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the West Side to meet with the Australian Prime Minister and deliver remarks.

A crowd of hundreds began lining 12th Avenue in the late afternoon and grew as Trump's motorcade approached. Christine Martin of Manhattan said her message to President Trump was: "You are not welcome here, we do not accept your policy, you do not represent us."

Anti-Trump demonstrations started earlier in the day at Dewitt Clinton Park, north of the Intrepid, a converted World War II-era aircraft carrier, and continued late into the evening.

The hometown visit came hours after the U.S. House passed the American Care Act, which would dismantle Obamacare and potentially leave millions uninsured.

"What happened today in House is so devastating to all of us with chronic conditions," said Mark Milano, who has AIDS.  "So many of my friends with pre-existing conditions are going to lose their coverage."

"Obamacare wasn't perfect but Trumpcare is shameful," said Jorge Fernandez at the demonstration.

While the majority of demonstrators came out to protest Trump and his policies, a small contingent of Trump supporters was there, too.

One supporter, Ashley, who didn't want to give her last name, said she believes Trump's first 100 days in office have been a success.

"He's a man of his word," she said. "He's been doing what he's said he would do. I think people need to give him more time and a chance."

 

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