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Trump Headed To Intrepid Museum Next Week

By Maya Rajamani | April 26, 2017 10:06am
 The USS Intrepid.
The USS Intrepid.
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HELL’S KITCHEN — President Donald Trump is coming to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum next week — in his first visit to NYC since becoming president — to meet with Australia’s prime minister and mark a historic WWII battle.

Trump plans to speak aboard the USS Intrepid on Thursday, May 4, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea, a four-day Pacific Theater battle that began on May 4, 1942, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at a Tuesday briefing.

During the battle, “the United States joined with Australia to halt the advance of enemy forces,” Spicer said.

Trump will also meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull — with whom he reportedly exchanged tense words in February — at the museum on Pier 86, off West 46th Street, that same day, he added.

“The president looks forward to meeting the prime minister and to showcasing the enduring bonds, deep friendship and close alliance the United States has with Australia,” Spicer said.

The Intrepid Museum didn’t respond to a request for comment.