SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — As Donald Trump pulled up to the Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio for a private fundraiser Friday afternoon, he was met with supporters and protesters alike.
The San Antonio Express News reports Trump arrived just after noon in a black SUV with a police escort.
WOAI, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, says one of the men hosting Trump’s fundraiser is Dennis Nixon, CEO of the International Bank of Commerce in Laredo. To get a table at the fundraiser, attendees had to pony up $500 to $250,000, according to the Express-News.
Donald Trump drove into Oak Hills country club in front of a sidewalk full of protesters. Separated by San Antonio police and a barricade. Trump supporters stood across the street. A virtual wall already stands between two different Americas.
“We do not want Donald Trump representing our community. He is racist. He stands for misogyny, he stands for hate.” said Kaitlin McCloskey. She stood against Trump and can’t relate to his supporters.
“I think it’s fear actually. I think it’s a lack of education,” said McCloskey.
“He wants to make America great again and we desperately need that. People don’t realize how much trouble this country is in,” said Kathy Miller. She wears a hat and holds the flag, she’s here to show support for the New Yorker. She blames the media for whipping the anti-Trump crowd into a frenzy.
“He is not a racist. They are buying into this hate. We just want them to become educated,” said Miller.
For him or against him, protesters told KXAN they don’t understand the other side.
After wrapping up his fundraiser, Trump made his way to Houston for a 7 p.m. event in the Woodlands.
At the same time Trump was in town, the Texas Democratic Convention was being held on the other side of town.