For the second time in less than a week, Presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Philadelphia — this time, at the Union League of Philadelphia in Center City.
Trump arrived to the League in motorcade fashion before speaking to members of the league around 11:30 a.m. He outlined foreign policy goals to an invited audience, saying, in part he would make important military officials draft a plan to defeat ISIS 30 days into his presidency.
Outside, police blocked off Broad Street between City Hall and Locust Street, making space for protesters.
“Why is he running for president if he doesn’t want to address the issues…that Americans in general feel strongly about,” said Leigh Owens Eastern Political Director of NextGen Climate PA.
Owens’ group sported matching orange tee shirts, and protested in the middle of Broad Street, championing environmental awareness.
Sheila Mayne a resident of West Philadelphia, told Temple Update a Trump presidency would be devastating.
“Really…from a practical perspective…he’s bad. He will not do the country good.”
While most folks outside were against a Trump presidency, one man said he wants nothing more than the presidential candidate to land in the Oval Office.
“I don’t care what (they) say…he makes the money, and he always comes out smelling like a rose,” said Michael Laurence, a small business owner in South Philadelphia.
Laurence said a Trump presidency will give him the most opportunity to maximize profit from his business.
“I’m a Trump supporter through and through. I know that he makes money…it’s time for a change,” he said.
Last Friday, Trump met with Philadelphia African American leaders in the city’s Fairmount section.