The Trentonian

Trump, Christie Fundraiser In Lawrence Will Draw Protests

The Trentonian — May 18, 2016

By David Foster, The Trentonian

LAWRENCE — A Donald Trump rally without a protest is like a pizza shop with no pizza.

Trump's fundraiser in Lawrence on Thursday with Gov. Chris Christie, his newly minted transition team leader, will be no different.

A handful of organizations announced Wednesday they will be protesting the event at Central Park, across the street from the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory where the fundraiser will be held.

Leaders from the New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey Sierra Club, New Jersey ATU State Council, and New Jersey Working Families Alliance, and a small business owner and an Army veteran are scheduled to speak at the protest starting at 4 p.m. on Eggert Crossing Road. The message will be "No Hate in the Garden State."

Things have gotten a little wild at Trump rallies in the past. Fights have erupted and protesters have been sucker punched by Trump supporters.

Doors for the fundraiser at the armory, 151 Eggert Crossing Rd., will open at 5 p.m. The event starts at 6 p.m., and Christie and Trump are expected to take the stage at 7 p.m.

Donations from the event will be used to cover the debt from Christie's failed GOP presidential nominee bid. Christie was the first established Republican to endorse Trump after he exited the race. Thursday will mark the first time Trump holds a campaign rally in the Garden State.

Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee and will likely face Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November election.

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