President Donald Trump was a lifelong New Yorker until he ran off to Washington to become president.
But the city he once called home didn’t exactly give him the warmest welcome back this weekend, when he gave a speech in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park ahead of the 100th annual Veterans Day Parade.
As Trump spoke to Veterans, protestors could be heard chanting “lock him up!” and “traitor!”
Behind him, skyscrapers towered over the park with signs spelling out “IMPEACH” and “CONVICT” in massive black letters stuck to the windows of the building.
This isn’t the first time Trump has been rebuffed in public recently. He was also booed heavily at Game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park in Washington last month and a UFC fight in New York earlier this month. Eventually, he travelled down to Alabama to receive a more favourable reception.
In typical Trump style, he did not acknowledge the protests saying:
To every veteran here with us, to the thousands preparing to march on Fifth Avenue ― it’ll be really something ― and to the 18 million veterans across our country, the first lady and I have come to express the everlasting love and loyalty of 327 million Americans,” the president told the crowd of about 200.
As Trump spoke, Veterans Day Parade attendees – a mix of veterans and their families, Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters – watched on screens and lined the streets.