Thousands turn out for President Trump's Kenosha visit

Roads closed and law enforcement was everywhere
Posted at 6:06 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 23:14:15-04

President Donald Trump's visit to Kenosha was quite the spectacle Tuesday as thousands came from all over to both protest and support the president while he was at Snap-on Tools.

However, many people put politics aside for the day.

"It's exciting. I'm 100 years old and this is the first time I've witnessed such a thing. I love it," said Mike Granger.

"We have helicopters circling the area. It's excitement. I'm retired I had nothing else to do today," said David Walden.

Law enforcement and demonstrators lined the streets as many hoped to get a glimpse of the president.

"I want to support our president yah know I'm really grateful that he's in office," said Carie Kendrick.

Others protested and wondered if Trump could see their signs as he flew in.

"I'm here in general to show solidarity for the women in Syria who are being bombed by American bombs," said Elizabeth Emer.

ninety-eight-year-old Bea Lundgren protested the Vietnam war in the 1970's and she was in Kenosha today to voice her disapproval.

"It doesn't seem right that we should be back," Lundgren said.

Roads were closed in the area and there were traffic jams at times, but these were things neighbors could overlook. Mike Granger made a point to paint his fence for the president's visit.

"I mean so what we have a little inconvenience for a minute. This is a big deal," Granger said.

"I mean this is like a once in a lifetime type thing. I'll probably never see this again and it's like right down the street from my house," said Matthew McCune.

Even though most standing outside Snap-on Tools had different opinions about the president, for most people it seemed this day was about more than politics.

"It's a milestone," said Jacque Turner of Kenosha.

"Good day for people in Kenosha to come together to see the president, which you don't see whether you like him or not," said Luis Ramos.

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