Trump Greeted by Protesters In Osterville on Route to Fundraiser

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Protesters line Bridge St. in Osterville in advance of Donald Trump's visit Saturday

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Protesters line Bridge St. in Osterville in advance of Donald Trump’s visit Saturday

OSTERVILLE – A couple of hundred protesters greeted Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump Saturday along the roads of Osterville as he arrived for a big money fundraiser.

Trump arrived on Cape Cod just after 5 p.m. following a campaign event on Nantucket.

A motorcade traveled from the Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis to Oyster Harbors where he attended a fundraiser at the home of Bridget and William Koch.

Anti-Trump protesters first gathered along Bridge St. near the boat ramp and then marched over the bridge into Oyster Harbors, walking to the front gate of the Koch house.

They held signs saying “Love Trumps Hate,” “Morally Bankrupt Never Trump,” and “Cape Codders Against Trump.

Longtime Cape Cod Democratic activist Etta Goodstein of East Dennis was along the rally route and said Cape Cod didn’t want anything to do with Trump.

“We are a caring, compassionate community and in no way do we want to see anyone with the amount of vile hatred that he has brought forth to the campaign,” said Goodstein.

Demaris Cooker of Barnstable, a member of that town’s disability rights commission, said Trump was too divisive.

“We need to reach to people with all walks of life, whether they are disabled, or whether they are Black or Hispanic, we need to reach to people with all walks of life,” she said.

There were also several protesters carrying signs for the Libertarian presidential candidate, Gary Johnson, and his running mate, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld.

Along the route, smaller numbers of people supporting Trump held signs and waved American flags, but did not march to the Koch household.

Trump headed to New Hampshire after the Osterville fundraiser, where he mocked Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for saying that she’d “short-circuited” when discussing her email controversy.

Trump told those at a rally in the Granite State that Clinton’s “got problems” and that Americans “don’t want someone who’s going to short-circuit.”

Trump also said that Islamic State militants are “salivating” at the prospect of Clinton’s election.

The cost to attend the Osterville event ranged from $2,700 to $100,000. A photo with the Republican nominee cost $10,000.

The Nantucket fundraiser was held at the home of Ron and Terri Weinberg.

By MATT PITTA, CapeCod.com News Director

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report

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Comments

  1. Charlie Main says:

    A sign stating Trump Morally Bankrupt presumably being held by a Hillary supporter. What a joke.

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