Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

Caroline Beck
May 5, 2017

Trump will return to NY for the first time as commander-in-chief for a speech and a face-to-face meeting aboard the Intrepid with the Australian prime minister.

Trump's first 100 days in office brought rollbacks of environmental regulations, an attempt to repeal his predecessor's signature healthcare law and crackdowns on immigrants, none of which play well in the liberal Northeast city.

The president's Trump Tower and the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative dinner held at the decommissioned USS Intrepid docked on the Hudson River near West 46th street are expected to be flash points for protesters.

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is coming home.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was speaking hours before he departed Sydney on Wednesday for NY where he will meet Trump on Thursday, more than three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

"Donald thinks he owns NY, he loves the place so much", Chris Ruddy, chief executive officer of Newsmax and a long-time friend of Trump's, said in an interview.

But the day will be marked with several anti-Trump protests.

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Hundreds of NYPD officers have been deployed to secure his appearance, with many more on standby on surrounding blocks.

The event will mark the 75th anniversary of World War II's Battle of the Coral Sea, when USA and Australian forces teamed up to fight the Japanese. He and his friends, without their parents' approval, would ride the subway into Manhattan and marvel at the circus-like atmosphere that seemed to teem from Times Square and other areas in NY, friends say.

The WFP and Resist Here gathering appears to be convening at DeWitt Clinton Park at 2 p.m., though details may change depending on Trump's schedule.

Fewer than one in five residents in America's most populous city voted for Trump, even though he comes from the city's Queens borough, built a brand in real estate and other ventures associated with NY, and has been tabloid fodder for decades.

Trump's wife, Melania, and son Barron, live at the Tower most of the time while the 11-year-old finishes the school year.

Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, also drew the ire of the NYPD when his Justice Department suggested last month that the city was "soft on crime" despite record-low crime rates in the nation's largest city. Additionally, city officials have portrayed security costs at Trump Tower as a financial burden.

The president last week on Fox News sought to explain why he had not been back to his home state. "He's trying to build an image where all reports of his unpopularity are fake news and it's hard to do that when there are thousands of people in the streets yelling epithets at him". If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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