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After a more than three-month absence from the place that made him and with which he will be forever linked, its streets teeming beneath skyscrapers bearing his name, President Trump will return to New York City on a bright and warm Thursday afternoon for the first time since taking office on a cold morning in January.
Very different sorts of receptions awaited Mr. Trump, hours before his expected touchdown at Kennedy International Airport at about 3 p.m. While staff members prepared for private meetings before a black-tie ceremony in the evening, thousands of protesters were expected to gather along blocks of the city where Mr. Trump was expected to pass.
His first return to the city will be spent mostly with leaders from the other side of the globe. Mr. Trump is scheduled to travel by helicopter from the airport to Manhattan and meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia at the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue. The hotel is just a block south of Trump Tower, where Mr. Trump lived before the election and where he spent the weeks after his victory, holding meetings in his gilded penthouse apartment.
A visual guide to Donald J. Trump’s first visit to his hometown as president.
It was unclear on Thursday morning whether he would visit his home, where his wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, still live. The police were girded for protests, returning security measures to levels not seen since Mr. Trump left town.
Source: New York Times