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.


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 ClintonOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Nation mourns Colin Powell The Memo: Powell ended up on losing side of GOP fight Powell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief 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.