While the president was met with support, his visit also met with protests. “We want to support, especially your own people and your own friends and your own family,” said Nathaniel Quiles.
“This turnout really really exceeds our expectations,” said Caitlin Handerhan, organizer of the protest.
Joe Patterson says he’s a liberal, but he wanted to see the president speak in Erie. “We can have disagreements on policies, but he’s our president of the United States, we might as well listen to him,” said Joe Patterson, University of Buffalo student.