President Trump, along with many Virginia leaders, visited the Jamestown Settlement on Tuesday to attend the celebration of the 400th anniversary of a representative legislative body assembly in America.
The commemoration and Trump’s speech had been a part of quite a lot of scheduled events at the historic location from early morning till around midday.
President Trump spoke at the event around 11 a.m., thanking each democrat and Republicans who symbolize Virginia, including Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Speaker Kirk Cox.
“That’s the reason after 400 years of American democracy, we have now returned here to this place (Jamestown) to declare to all of the worlds that the United States of America and the great Commonwealth of Virginia are simply…getting…started,” stated Trump during his speech.
During the president’s speech, a protester, who News 3 has confirmed was Virginia Delegate Ibraheem Samirah, interrupted Trump during his speech, inflicting reactions from the viewers that included chants of “Trump” from parts of the crowd.
Democratic lawmakers had previously threatened to boycott. A spokesperson for the Virginia House Democratic caucus stated it was up to individual lawmakers to resolve if they wish to attend, however, leadership is not going to be there.
The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus also announced a boycott of the Jamestown celebration, gathering for a counter-event in Richmond.