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Opposite greetings for president at Open

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Trump supporter Anne Burke (left) of Middlesex County, New Jersey, and Trump protester Domanie Leveille of Bedminster, New Jersey, shake hands after a discussion as the two protesting groups met not far from the Trump National golf course, where President Donald Trump was attending the Women’s US Open tournament, yesterday.

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (AP):

Dozens of President Donald Trump's supporters and critics yesterday waved flags and carted around banners near the New Jersey golf club where the president is staying during the US Women's Open.

Trump was greeted by cheers and applause from spectators at the golf course when he arrived yesterday.

He waved from inside an enclosed viewing tent and gave a thumbs-up.

The crowds gathered near where there president has a residence at the golf club, which sits on more than 600 acres (243 hectares) of rolling hills.

Trump's backers carried "Make America Great Again" flags and cheered things like, "Hey, Trump, I love you!"

One protester's sign read: "America Lost Putin Won."

The president's arrival last Friday created such a commotion that crowds were asked to keep it down at one point.