Boos, Few Cheers Greet Trump At His Manhattan Polling Site (VIDEO)

Evan Vucci

Donald Trump was showered with boos and scattered cheers as he arrived at his polling site in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday with wife Melania and daughter Ivanka.

Video of the hectic scene outside P.S. 59 showed spectators penned in by metal grates jeering and shouting at the Republican nominee, who waved at the dozens gathered outside the building.

One woman could be seen screaming, “New York hates you!”

The real estate mogul handily won the Empire State’s primary race, but he has little support in the deep blue city he calls home. Only 69,066 voters in New York City cast ballots for Trump in the Republican primary, while 586,017 voted for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

Trump appeared confident as he bypassed a line that stretched around the block to enter the polling site. He stopped to purchase a cupcake from a young boy, and told a CNN reported inside the building that early returns looked “very good.”

As he departed minutes later in a black SUV, CNN cameras captured detractors shouting, “You’re so boring!”

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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