>> President Donald Trump returning to his hometown of New York Thursday for the first time since taking office. Protestors, a frequent presence at Trump Tower following the election, planning to turn out in force near the Intrepid, where the president will meet with Australia's Prime Minister. But Trump won't stay in town for long.
Opting to sleep at his New Jersey country house, instead of Trump Tower. The trip, a rare outing for the President who, unlike his predecessors, seems to exist in a virtual bubble, says Reuters' correspondent Ayesha Rascoe.>> President George W Bush, President Obama, President Clinton, they would kind of go out to various states.
Go visit Arkansas, go visit Connecticut. And they would go visit these local towns, go to a school, and have an event to sell their agenda. President Trump has done a lot less of that. He seems to prefer to stay in the White House and have people come to him.
>> His somewhat cocooned existence especially noteworthy as Trump presented himself during the campaign as a Washington outsider most comfortable among the masses.>> Thank you very much, I love you people.>> One former Bush aide telling Reuters Trump now may be missing key opportunities to sell his message.
A glaring example, Trump, whose plan to replace Obamacare has so far flopped, has yet to visit a single healthcare facility.>> Now, he has had healthcare events at the White House. But he hasn't left and travelled someplace else, and visited a hospital or visited a clinic that he could point to that would maybe benefit from his healthcare plans, unlike others.
President George W Bush, when he was promoting education, he visited more than half a dozen schools in his first 100 days to promote No Child Left Behind.>> Trump uses Twitter as something of a substitute for pressing the flesh, the platform seldom used or unavailable to his predecessors.
He did venture out recently to a Wisconsin tool company. Organizers reportedly blocking his view of protesters with big trucks. Whether that will in Manhattan is another story.