Where To Protest President Trump's First New York Visit

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Australia's prime minister says he and President Donald Trump will focus on North Korea, security and economic issues when they meet for the first time this week.

Trump will return to NY on the afternoon of 4 May for the first time as commander-in-chief, and locals are expecting chaos. When the president makes his first visit to New York City on May 4th, he will be greeted with angry protests. But Politico reports that it doesn't seem as if many NY pols will be showing up, or even meet with the president while he's in town.

"The important thing is that the unsafe, reckless threatening conduct by North Korea comes to an end", Mr Turnbull said before departing for NY.

The more than 100-day Trump-free streak is over.

Hundreds of police officers will be assigned to secure Trump's Intrepid appearance, with more on standby on surrounding blocks if needed to make arrests.

Trump and Turnbull are set to attend an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the victory over Japan by US and Australian forces in World War II's Battle of the Coral Sea.

An NYPD spokesman said he could not confirm exactly which roads will be closed, due to security reasons, but said to expect closures near the Intrepid and Trump Tower.

Other demonstrations will take place throughout the city.

While his boisterous ventures eventually begat his presidential campaign and all of it was centered around NY, the people who make up NY haven't always loved Trump back.

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Trump Tower has been fortified for his protection, particularly because first lady Melania Trump and 11-year-old son, Barron, have been living there full-time.

"Going back is very expensive for the country", Trump told Fox News in an interview broadcast last Friday.

Trump has also caused a financial headache for the city.

But Mayor Bill de Blasio this week welcomed $61 million of funding set aside in the federal budget for NY and law enforcement in other localities to protect Trump and his family.

For months de Blasio has pleaded with Trump to ask Congress to reimburse the city for more than $24 million in costs incurred guarding Trump Tower. "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".

Ilana Novick is an AlterNet contributing writer and production editor.

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