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Slideshow: Protestors at Donald Trump SATX 10/11
October 12, 2016

By Ami Sarabia and Evelyn Vallejo

Despite the backlash GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump received for his statements about women, he is visiting San Antonio for a private fundraiser.

Texas Finance Co-Chair for Trump Victory Gene Powell, was in charge of the event.

Powell penned a statement regarding the luncheon, and Trump’s statements, but has an “obligation” to the campaign.

“I am deeply disappointed and offended by the comments made by Mr. Trump on the video released on Friday. However, I made a commitment to the campaign and I have one obligation left to the campaign and that is a fundraising event tomorrow in San Antonio and I will fulfill that obligation as promised,” Powell stated.
The fundraiser was held at the Grand Hyatt hotel downtown San Antonio,Oct.11 at noon.

Tickets for the luncheon ranged in price from $500 a person to $100,000 for four tickets, which included a VIP reception and a photo op.

The San Antonio Police Department worked closely with the Hyatt, making sure every person was safe while protesting.

Protesters gathered outside the venue, many chanting, “Haven’t you heard? Trump’s in town, what do we do? Shut him down.”

Elena Gonzalez, San Antonio resident wore a Hilary Clinton mask to the rally. “I kept the mask all these years, and here I am again supporting Hillary.”

Donald Trump was in and out of San Antonio making his way to Panama City, FL for a presidential rally.

Tuesday marks the last day to register to vote in Bexar county.

  • Clinton supporter Elena Hernandez campaigned for Hilary Clinton 8 years ago. "I kept the mask all these years, and here I am again supporting Hillary" Photo by Ami Sarabia
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