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Donald Trump will be holding a campaign rally in The Bronx, which is expected to draw both supporters and protestors. Democratic State Assemblywoman Amanda Septimo and civil rights activist Kirsten John Foy organized a counter-protest against Trump’s views on issues such as immigration, stating that Trump’s opposition to immigrants goes against what the Bronx stands for. Trump has expressed support for legal immigration but wants to crack down on illegal immigration at the US-Mexico border and carry out mass deportations of illegal crossers.

Foy, a minister and civil rights activist, believes that Trump’s rally in The Bronx is a publicity stunt to change the narrative and deflect attention from other issues. Members of the Democratic and Working Families Party, pro-immigration advocates, and union activists will be part of the anti-Trump rally, with some concerns about Trump’s efforts to make inroads among black and Latino voters. Despite Trump gaining some traction among these constituencies, many still view him as the enemy, contrasting his policies with those of President Biden, whom Foy believes has created thousands of jobs.

The Trump campaign has received a permit for up to 3,500 spectators to attend Thursday’s rally, leading to concerns that Trump supporters may outnumber the protestors. Trump has drawn large crowds at previous rallies, such as the estimated 100,000 backers at a recent event in Wildwood, NJ. One potential factor that could impact the turnout on Thursday is the weather, as showers and thunderstorms are forecasted for the evening hours when both events are scheduled to take place.

Overall, the upcoming rally in The Bronx is expected to be met with both support and opposition, with Democrats and liberal activists organizing a counter-protest to challenge Trump’s views on immigration and other issues. While Trump has gained some traction among black and Latino voters, many still view him as the enemy, contrasting his policies with those of President Biden. The event is expected to draw a significant crowd, with concerns about the potential for Trump supporters to outnumber the protestors. The weather may also be a factor impacting the turnout for both the rally and counter-protest.

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