Some residents excited, others voice displeasure over President Joe Biden’s visit to CT


(WTNH) – The presidential visit brought out hundreds of people to the motorcade route, trying to get a glimpse. Some people were excited to have the president in CT, but others came out to voice their displeasure.

Air Force One landed at Bradley International Airport with President Joe Biden coming down to greet people. Marine One then took Biden to Hartford to begin his busy day in CT.

“Yes, that would be the best thing because you know how he likes to talk to everybody. I’m just sitting here waiting in case he does, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen today,” said Debra St. Germain of Hartford.

The President stopped at a Hartford daycare as he pitches low-cost childcare and transportation funding for roads, bridges and rails.

Not everyone who wanted to see President Biden had positive words for him. Around 100 protesters turned out on the street corner just across from the daycare where he was going inside. They said they were protesting for multiple reasons, but mainly they just wanted to be heard and make sure he understands there is another point of view.

“I think it’s very important that we get out and vocalize our side of what we believe in,” said Bill Vitale of Hartford.

Others just wanted to thank him for his service.

“I think very often about the decision that they have to make in a split second, so I probably would thank him for what he’s doing and particularly thank the people who are around him supporting him because it takes a village,” said Elisabeth Michel of Hartford.

The president then headed to UConn. He boarded Air Force One to leave the state around 5:30 p.m.

He returned to Washington, D.C. to continue to push the ‘Build Back Better’ agenda across the country.

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