Donald Trump Supporters Protest as Jill Biden Visits Vaccine Clinic

A small group of Donald Trump supporters and anti-vaccination protesters gathered outside a school in Hawaii on Sunday, when first lady Jill Biden visited to encourage people to get vaccinated.

Biden visited Waipahu High School, where a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is based, on her way back from the Tokyo Olympics.

Around 20 anti-vaccination protesters and supporters of former President Trump gathered at the school, the Star Advertiser reported.

The protesters were wearing T-shirts with phrases including "All Lives Matter" and "Trump won," the paper reported. There were also two demonstrators that were showing their support for the Cuban protesters.

One woman among them shouted "Trump won."

Despite the opposition, Biden—a long-time teacher herself—later said she felt right at home at the high school.

"There were probably times when you probably wondered if you were going to make it through all the chaos," she told reporters.

Biden, who was joined by Democratic Hawaii Governor David Ige, praised the island's handling of the pandemic. "You've done everything you can to protect the people of Hawaii," she said.

At the on-site clinic, Biden met one of the vaccinators, Loise Medina, 18, an immigrant from the Philippines who graduated from Waipahu High School in 2020 and completed the school's medical assistant training program.

"I always try to put in the work that I can so that I can so that I can get to these opportunities and open more doors that I didn't expect to be offered to me," Medina said, adding that meeting Biden was a honor.

Biden made the visit as COVID-19 cases surge in all U.S. states, especially in the areas not as well-vaccinated, due to the more transmissible Delta variant.

Asked by KITV Island News if she was frustrated by the amount of Americans still unvaccinated, Biden said: "We're keeping on! We're not going to stop until we get everybody vaccinated."

Biden departed Joint Base Pearly Harbor Hickam late Sunday afternoon—after attending a BBQ there with around 75 service members—to return to Washington D.C.

Over the weekend, Biden was in Tokyo to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic games. The first lady cheered on Team USA and wished them well via Zoom call from the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo, before attending Friday night's opening ceremony.

 Jill Biden cheers on Team USA.
First lady Jill Biden cheers on Team USA prior to the Women's Pool Round match on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park on July 24, 2021. Biden visited a Hawaii vaccination clinic on her trip back to Washington, D.C. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Jill Biden and Emmanuel Macron talk.
Jill Biden and President of France Emmanuel Macron talk during the Women's Pool Round match between Italy and Mongolia on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

She also had one-on-one conversations over Zoom with some of the athletes, including baseball player and short track speed skater Eddy Alvarez, basketball player Sue Bird and Allison Schmitt, a four-time Olympic swimmer and mental health advocate.

She also met top officials and monarchs, including Japanese Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga and Japanese Emperor Naruhito.

The first lady's trip to Japan marked her first solo international trip since her husband Joe Biden assumed the presidency in January.

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