Thousands Protest Trump's Return to Trump Tower

'Feels good to be home,' he tweets
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2017 12:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Trump was back in his own bed Monday night for the first time since taking office—but not everybody in his hometown was pleased to see him back. Thousands of protesters, some holding signs denouncing the violence in Charlottesville, gathered along Fifth Avenue ahead of the president's return to Trump Tower in New York City, the Washington Post reports. Protesters shouted "Shame" and "New York hates you," while a smaller group of a few dozen Trump supporters gathered near The Plaza, chanting "God bless President Trump," the AP reports.

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Police, who kept the rival groups of demonstrators apart, said three arrests were made for disorderly conduct, CNN reports. In the end, Trump and the protesters never saw each other: His motorcade approached Trump Tower from a different direction and he was whisked into the building without the crowd seeing him. "Feels good to be home after seven months, but the White House is very special, there is no place like it... and the U.S. is really my home!" he tweeted. (Read more Trump Tower stories.)

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