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Outspoken Advocate James said, “Trump’s comments are not only offensive they’re embarrassing and stupid.” James urged protestors not to let Trump “turn back progress.”
It was a big turnout that started around 4pm and lasted about an hour.
“It’s absolutely important to stand against someone like Donald trump who is conveying bigotry racism and bigotry and hate,” said Jane Pachuta of New York.
The group is speaking out against Trump’s comments on women. Just yesterday, the GOP front runner set off a firestorm when he said if abortion were made illegal, women who get one should be punished.
Hours later, he tried refocusing his position, saying it’s those who perform the procedure who should be punished. That did little to put out the fire.
“I don’t like what he said yesterday about abortion is a personal private matter and he should not have anything to say about it,” said protestor Martha Wagner from Dover, NJ.
This is the latest in a string of controversies following Trump. Just earlier this week, police in Florida charged Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with misdemeanor battery after examining surveillance video of an incident in which a reporter said she was grabbed and shoved— Trump has come to his defense.
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and congresswoman Carolyn Maloney were also at the rally today. Maloney, who represents the upper east side, demanded an apology from trump.
James also fired up the crowd when she said “I’m from Brooklyn the best way to deal with a bully is to take it to the street.”