Protesters turn out for Trump's New York return

Protesters turn out for Trump's New York return
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Protesters took to the streets in New York on Thursday evening as President Trump returned to his home state for the first time since his inauguration more than three months ago.

"This crowd, although not that big, got very loud," NBC News's Stephanie Gosk reported on MSNBC's "Hardball."

"We're in the hundreds here, probably started around a thousand," she said.

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Demonstrators were gathering near the decommissioned USS Intrepid aircraft carrier on Manhattan's West Side, where Trump was slated to speak Thursday evening. 

Trump is speaking at the Intrepid museum to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, during which the U.S. and Australian forces fought together against the Japanese in World War II.

Trump is also meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after he makes his remarks. Trump pushed back his meeting several hours while the House voted Thursday on the GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

House Republicans narrowly passed the measure on a 217-213 vote, with 20 Republicans bucking their party and voting against the plan.

Trump's presidential opposer, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE, who formerly served as a senator from New York, won the state, 59 percent to Trump's 36.5 percent, in November.

Trump is highly unpopular in Manhattan itself, where the protesters demonstrated against him Thursday. Nearly 87 percent voted for Clinton, compared with his almost 10 percent.