Rupert Murdoch will on Thursday (Friday AEST) introduce President Donald Trump at a dinner to honour Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in NY, an event that marks an improvement in US-Australia relations after an earlier spat between the leaders.
Trump's first 100 days in office brought rollbacks of environmental regulations, an attempt to repeal his predecessor's signature healthcare law and crackdowns on immigrants, none of which play well in the liberal Northeast city. "On the President's first trip back to New York City, the world will see us rise up and oppose him again".
The NYPD will be spending approximately $308,000 to keep Trump safe during his stay in NY, a department spokesman told Patch.
As President, Trump tried to withhold federal funding for sanctuary cities like NY, and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions attracted further criticism from New Yorkers last month when he said the city was "soft on crime", even though crime rates are at historic lows.
"Donald thinks he owns NY, he loves the place so much", Chris Ruddy, chief executive officer of Newsmax and a long-time friend of Trump's, said in an interview.
Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull will headline Thursday's black tie dinner to mark the 75th anniversary of the US-Australian victory against the Japanese.
Hundreds of police will be dispatched and barricades and road blocks will be set up on streets near the Intrepid, which has become a popular museum.
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Trump is set to speak aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86 Thursday evening to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the USA and Australia's WWII Battle of Coral Sea against the Japanese, amNY reported.
Trump will be dropping in on his eponymously named tower on Fifth Avenue in a move which is expected to cause mass tailbacks. He and his friends, without their parents' approval, would ride the subway into Manhattan and marvel at the circus-like atmosphere that seemed to teem from Times Square and other areas in NY, friends say. He acknowledged to Fox News in April that was because it was "very expensive for the country" and inconvenient for New Yorkers because the New York Police Department and Secret Service have to largely close the streets around Trump Tower.
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.
But Trump opponents have been much more vocal than supporters. Trump has made Florida visits to his private club, Mar-a-Lago, as president. Additionally, city officials have portrayed security costs at Trump Tower as a financial burden.
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