BETHPAGE, NY – Seemingly unfazed by his big loss to opponent Ted Cruz in last Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary GOP frontrunner Donald Trump spoke to a huge crowd of 10,000 fans in Bethpage, New York reminding his supporters what Cruz had said about his so called New York values.
“Do you remember during the debate when he started lecturing me on New York values like we’re no good,” asked Trump. “This guy standing over there, looking at me, talking about New York values with scorn on his face, with hatred, with hatred of New York. So folks, I think you can forget about him.”
The crowd may be cheering for Trump inside the tightly secured Grumman studios.
Outside it’s a different story. Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters showed up asking New Yorkers to dump Trump.
“I’m trying to say that Donald Trump is running his campaign straight out of the Hitler playbook and it’s very frightening,” said Paul Federman of Valley Stream, NY. “He’s a fascist. I’m a son of a holocaust survivor and I just can’t stand by watching this happen here.”
“This is how Hitler and Nazis rose in Germany and we have to be very careful and make sure that we speak up and make sure Trump doesn’t get into White House,” said Ali Mirza of Elmont, NY. “Hitler was an anti-immigrant, anti-religious class, religious faith of Jewish people. Donald Trump is against the religious faith Muslim Americans and he’s against the minorities.”
Chris Gechev, a t-shirt vendor, says he is a Christian immigrant from Bulgaria and he is supporting the billionaire businessman.
“Because he’s a businessman,” saud Gechev. “He’ll run this country like a business.”
Edward Maley says,” They can protest as long as they don’t get in my face, that’s it. You can protest but peacefully.”
Despite the Wisconsin loss, Trump got a boost in the polls according to a new Quinnipiac poll among GOP voters in New York.
56% say they are voting for Trump, 20% for Senator Ted Cruz, and 19% for Ohio Governor John Kasich.
95 delegates are at stake on the April 19th GOP primary.