Trump says he plans to visit NYC 'when things calm down a little bit'

David Caplan
May 05, 2020 - 1:28 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Donald Trump says he wanted to visit the makeshift FEMA hospital at the Javits Center last month, but Secret Service nixed those plans -- but he will pay a visit to his hometown at some point.

“I wanted to go up and look at the Javits Center we built, with 2,500 beds, but the Secret Service was not allowing that," Trump said in an Oval Office interview with The New York Post

He added, “I do love New York. I’ll be back soon. I’ll be going back at the earliest possible moment when things calm down a little bit."

As a New Yorker -- although he has changed his official address to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach -- he said he'd like to see the proposed $30 billion Gateway Tunnel between New York and New Jersey be built as part of his $2 trillion infrastructure plan announced last month. 

Trump also said he wants the Second Avenue subway line completed already too. 

“I’ve been driving over those boards for many years, for decades,” he said of the temporary road coverings that have dotted Second Avenue for years.