President Donald Trump visited San Antonio for a closed-door fundraiser at The Argyle, the exclusive dinner club in Alamo Heights.
Air Force One landed at the San Antonio International Airport in the late morning on Wednesday, where the president was greeted by numerous supporters as he walked off the plane. Trump then rode in a limousine to The Argyle behind a motorcade of police motorcycles, cruisers and ambulance trucks.
At the private club, another group of supporters was on hand to welcome him; no protesters were evident.
“Through the tinted windows, we saw him press up (against the window) and wave,” said Shari Pearson, decked in American-flag-decorated regalia and holding a Trump flag. “And of course, I saw the hair. I said, ‘That’s Donald Trump’s hair.’”
Pearson said there were about 50 people gathered near Crescent Street.
Here’s the president’s motorcade leaving The Argyle in Alamo Heights. Set to fly to Houston for another fundraiser later. pic.twitter.com/tDnCHsbAVc
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Anne McGarraugh, 48, and her mother, Diane Weigle, also came to catch a sight of the president. They said it was exciting to see the president in San Antonio.
“We love Trump,” Weigle said. “He’s doing the very best he can for this country.”
Trump’s event at The Argyle is a fundraiser. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, traveling in Trump’s entourage, said they expect to bring in $6 million at the event.
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Castro was mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014 and also led the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama.
It is the president’s ninth time visiting Texas since he took office and the third this year.
After the San Antonio event, Trump headed to Houston.
Staff writer Jeremy Wallace contributed to this report. Dylan McGuinness covers City Hall and local politics in San Antonio. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | email@example.com | Twitter: @DylMcGuinness
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