Donald Trump decided to visit New Jersey on Thursday night to help bail out Gov. Chris Christie’s half a million in legal fees related to the Bridgegate scandal.
He got an earful from New Jerseyans who are fed up with Gov. Christie’s bully shtick, and Trump’s divisive politics. See below:
The protesters outside said Trump goes against the values of the diverse, largely Democratic state. “Some of their signs read: “No hate in the Garden State.” “I love us too much to let Trump win.” “You can’t comb over bigotry.”
Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey chapter of environmental group the Sierra Club, said he finds it ironic that Christie is raising money for his unsuccessful campaign when it was revealed this week that New Jersey’s budget is facing a shortfall.
The anti-Donald Trump rally in a leafy park across the street from the New Jersey National Guard Armory where he spoke Thursday evening had a carnival-like feel.
The hundreds of protesters came from all walks of life and represented a myriad of interests.
A coalition of Democratic state lawmakers — including state Senate President Stephen Sweeney — and a pair of advocacy groups are condemning Donald Trump’s visit to New Jersey on Thursday.
The group said Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee, is bringing intolerance to a diverse state as he appears at a private fundraiser for the state GOP and hosts a rally in Lawrenceville with Gov. Chris Christie, a fellow Republican and ally.
Protesters are enlivening a rally held in New Jersey by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to help Gov. Chris Christie pay off the debt Christie incurred running for president.
Ahead of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Thursday visit to New Jersey, Democratic senators and advocacy groups are standing together to condemn the appearance of Trump in the Garden State.
Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Senator Nellie Pou, Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, the Latino Action Network and the NAACP released a statement opposing Trump’s visit to Lawrenceville for a rally and fundraiser.
Despite Trump trumpeting Christie’s accomplishments to his own constituents, the former candidate — whose term ends after the 2017 election — may get a better reception outside his home state.
Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside Thursday’s rally, according to NJ.com, holding signs such as one telling the Christie-Trump duo, “Bruce Springsteen hates both of you.”
About 500 people attended a rally in Lawrenceville Thursday to protest presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to the National Guard Armory.
Protestors chanted slogans on and off for a few hours, including chants like “Dump Christie, dump Trump,” “Hate won’t make us great,” and “Choose love, not hate.”