The skills that allowed Trump to manage his political flexibility-transitioning from Democrat to Republican in NY before campaigning for president as a populist-were honed in the Big Apple, he said.
When Barack Obama returned to his Chicago neighborhood for the first time since becoming president in 2009, he was greeted with cheers. He'll be visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Thursday, a commemoration of 75 years since a pivotal World War II naval conflict in which US and Australian forces beat back Japanese counterparts. Join us on May 4th to show President 45 exactly how New Yorkers feel about his presidency!
NY hasn't returned the love.
"The New York Police Department said it had been advised that Mr. Trump would not be staying in the city".
In recent days, Trump has reminisced on his time in NY before politics.
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"The report that the president hung up is not correct". His aides, sensing that longing, have tried to bring aspects of NY to the White House. "That's why he is holding rallies in other places", said Arzt. Grown in Queens, he longed to move to Manhattan early in his life and did everything in his power to make it work, building an estate empire that rose to global fame.
Ruddy said that, despite the political opposition in his hometown, Trump maintains a "warm spot" for NY. "We don't want to allow him to have our city be his backdrop". Every borough of New York City - except Staten Island - voted against Trump in 2016.
Trump's administration has done multiple things detrimental to women during the first 100 days, and women are committed to fighting back. "He is going to be able to look back on what he did wrong, what he did right. I think it's an honor actually". In the intervening months, he has "threatened to deport our neighbors, take away our healthcare, reject refugees from our shores, and give even more tax breaks to billionaires", one protest's organizers, Resist Here and the Working Families Party, wrote on Facebook. "This is more work than my previous life. But this is actually more work".
Trump wasn't always as a divisive figure in NY, though he regularly courted controversy and intrigue as he branded himself as a successful and brash businessman. Large cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, have held the biggest protests and Trump has clashed with Democratic local officials in urban areas.
But Trump was last in NY on January 19, the day before he took office, when he left the skyscraper he called home for more than 30 years and flew to Washington.
"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. He has received some criticism for spending about half of his weekends as president at his waterfront estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
Because the Intrepid is anchored in the Hudson, surrounded by water on three sides, fewer street closures and few if any subway detours are expected than for past presidential visits, which are usually to denser parts of the city, the official said.
Opposite the Intrepid, 3 p.m. "That's good news for our city and the hardworking police officers faced with this unprecedented security challenge".