The U.S President Donald Trump returned to New York City late Monday. It was his first visit since his joining the U.S President Office. He was welcomed by thousands of protesters outside the Trump Tower. Trump arrived in Lower Manhattan via helicopter shortly before 9 p.m. Monday and was taken by motorcade to his Midtown tower. The New York Times also reported that thousands of protesters were gathered outside the Trump Tower. They were waiting for hours for his arrival with waving signs, chanting and marching to present their disapproval, specifically for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend. After the arrival of Trump, people chanted “shame!” , but he prevented a larger confrontation due to his limousine prevented 5th Avenue and pulled into Trump Tower by driving the wrong way on a cordoned one-way street.
The U.S President traveled to Washington, D.C., from his golf resort in New Jersey in the middle of a 17-day vacation. Trump supposedly traveled to New York City for meetings on military purchases and trade. The return of Trump to the White House brought more criticism for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. in which a woman lost her life after being run over by a protester. James Alex Fields, Jr., was arrested for killing a 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer by plowing his Dodge Challenger vehicle into a crowd who were protesting against white nationalist rallies there. The car also hit other pedestrians. Most of the protesters in New York City chanted, “No KKK, No Fascist USA, No Trump!” The automobile attack Saturday came shortly after authorities called off the planned white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally, which was set up to protest against the removal of Confederate monuments and memorials from public spaces.