President Donald Trump shouldn’t have visited the Pearl Harbor memorial before leaving for his 12-day trip to Asia.
Trump said that he had never been to the floating memorial of the Pearl Harbor attack before, and that the visit “is going to be very exciting for me.”
Trump’s arrival in Hawaii was met by disruptive protests against his immigration policies by Hawaiians beating drums and cheering former President Obama, who was born and spent part of his childhood in the state.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a flyer was distributed around the island ahead of Trump’s visit reading “Hawaii 3, Trump 0” along with the words, “Wish you weren’t here.” The score is a reference to the state’s judicial challenges of the Trump’s travel ban.
Here’s a flier activists are handing out ahead of anti-Trump protests in Honolulu. The 3-0 is Hawaii’s three wins against the travel ban. pic.twitter.com/0kff4LAilB
— Jaweed Kaleem 🦅 (@jaweedkaleem) November 3, 2017
— Nanea Kalani (@NaneaKalani) November 4, 2017
— ANTONY (@Antony254_) November 4, 2017
Hawaii welcomes Trump
— Donald J. Trump (@AKADonaldTrump) November 4, 2017