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Trump, bearing pizzas, met with cheers at Manhattan FDNY firehouse

Former President Donald Trump was greeted with cheers Thursday when he delivered a pizza to a Manhattan fire station after his day in court.

President Trump, 77, arrived at the FDNY’s Engine Co. 8, Rudder Co. 2 in midtown with two boxes of Zenos Pizza in hand around 5:30 p.m.

Before his arrival, the campaign had dropped off 10 boxes of various pizzas, including pepperoni, for hungry first responders.

President Trump personally delivered two of the 12 pizzas his campaign dropped off Thursday to the FDNY’s 8th Battalion Fire Department, 8th Engine Company, 2nd Ladder Company. Steven Yang

“We have to win!” one firefighter told President Trump after meeting with the battalion.

“Teacher, please save us.” another plea.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee chatted with firefighters, posed for photos and signed notebooks and other items during a 10-minute campaign stop.

Above his signature on the notebook, President Trump wrote, “I love you all. You are special people.”

The pizza was long gone by the time The Post caught up with the first responders who met with Trump.

“It was good. It was fun,” the firefighter told the Post. “It’s always special when the president shows up at work.”

He also described Trump as “very personable,” adding: “He comes often and is a nice guy.”

“He doesn’t talk at you, he talks to you,” the firefighter said of the former president.

When asked about his opinion of President Biden, the firefighter said, “He’s trying.”

President Trump received a warm welcome at the FDNY station. Steven Yang

FDNY spokesman Jim Long told the Post that this was President Trump’s second visit to the same fire station.

“He was here on September 11, 2021,” Long said.

“There may be some tension with President Trump coming to the firehouse, but several presidents and many elected officials and candidates have all come and visited,” he added. .

The FDNY, which has hosted presidents and political leaders of all political parties for decades, said it respects any individual who shows support for firefighters.

“We are grateful to those who support FDNY members, regardless of their political affiliation,” the department said in a statement.

The FDNY presented President Trump with two hats before his departure. One had an “8” on it, meaning engine company, and the other had “2” on it, meaning ladder company.

After leaving a Manhattan courtroom, Trump visited a midtown fire station where he is on trial for allegedly paying hush money to a porn star. AP

In stark contrast to President Trump’s reception, New York Attorney General Letitia James was met with a chorus of boos during her speech at an FDNY promotion ceremony in March.

As James, a Democrat, addressed the crowd of firefighters and their families, chants of “Trump” erupted.

James filed a civil fraud lawsuit against the former president in 2022 that resulted in a nine-figure judgment against Trump, which he is appealing.

Trump is currently on trial in Manhattan for allegedly paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

President Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to the alleged payments to Daniels.

He has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday for the 11th day of his unprecedented trial.

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