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Trump protesters weigh in on NYC visit

“This is not the country I volunteered to fight for,” he said.

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“Why are we sending our jobs overseas?” he said. “NAFTA is wrong. Keep jobs in America! He’s gonna end NAFTA. There ain’t gonna be no jobs going overseas. That’s it.”

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“Anything to do with this guy, business is going to be good,” she said. “Every time he opens his mouth, we get to make a new button. Every time he opens his mouth, the registers ring.”

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Thousands of protesters assembled for President Donald Trump’s homecoming Thursday as dozens of civil rights, immigration and women’s advocacy groups mobilized opponents.

Hours before Trump arrived in New York, demonstrators gathered on Manhattan’s West Side, near the Intrepid aircraft carrier that now holds the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, where the president dined with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Some demonstrators banged pots, while others carried anti-Trump signs.

Unlike the more recent protests, such as the March for Science and the NYC Tax March, which focused on specific issues or causes near and dear to New Yorkers’ hearts, Thursday’s demonstrations were more overarching in nature.

So why are New Yorkers protesting? Scroll down to find out.

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