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Amid heckling, Donald Trump casts his vote

Trump receives uncharitable welcome as he arrives to vote in New York City


 
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump cast their votes on Election Day at PS 59 November 8, 2016 in New York City. Trump's marathon final two days of campaigning marched through 10 cities in two days, stretching into Election Day.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump cast their votes on Election Day at PS 59 November 8, 2016 in New York City. Trump’s marathon final two days of campaigning marched through 10 cities in two days, stretching into Election Day. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican nominee for president Donald Trump arrived to vote this morning in New York City amid boos from a crowd gathered outside the polling place.

Hundreds of onlookers watched as Trump, his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared arrived Tuesday morning at their polling place at a public school on Manhattan’s East Side.

Live television footage of Trump’s arrival, as well as reports from the scene, suggested that many of those awaiting Trump’s arrival were there to give the candidate an unfriendly greeting.

Journalists reported that many outside booed the candidate as he stepped out of his car.

Meanwhile, inside the polling place, security reportedly removed two topless female protesters who shouted anti-Trump slogans.

Trump was undeterred.

Trump said: “it’s a great honour, a tremendous honour” to be casting his ballot.

He said he’s feeling confident about the outcome, citing “tremendous enthusiasm.”

As for his longstanding concerns about voter fraud, he says. “We’re always concerned about that.”

His final message to voters: “Make America great again. That’s all it is. That’s what it’s all about.”

With files from the Associated Press.


 

Amid heckling, Donald Trump casts his vote

  1. I am no Donald Trump fan.. In fact I just got done voting for Mrs Clinton.. That said..
    Shameful… These folks did not boo ‘candidate Trump’ (they do that most effectively by voting).. They booed ‘citizen Trump’ who was out participating in an important election just like every other schmuck that didn’t want to be there but felt a duty to be.

    Folks can’t run around being concerned there will be oppression at the voting both, and then go openly booing citizens voting.. Talk about intimidation.

    Many folks booing are doing so because they find Mr Trump caustic, brash and loud.. And well.. There they are themselves… booing other voters obnoxiously in a public polling place.

    • He’s lucky they didn’t egg him like they do in the UK.

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