The bonds of friendship between the USA and Australia were reinforced during the Battle of the Coral Sea, when both countries' warships and fighter planes battled the Japanese from May 4-8, 1942, forcing the Japanese navy to retreat for the first time in World War II.
When the president makes his first visit to New York City on May 4th, he will be greeted with angry protests.
The White House did not explain why Mr Murdoch was chosen to introduce the president, although the chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox supported Mr Trump in the election.
"I hate to see the New Yorkers with streets closed", he said.
Trump's departure for his January 20 inauguration ended a 2-1/2-month period following his November 8 election that was marked by mostly protesting but also admiring crowds outside his home in the Fifth Avenue tower that bears his name and served as his presidential transition headquarters.
Hundreds of police officers will be assigned to secure Trump's Intrepid appearance, with more on standby on surrounding blocks if needed to make arrests.
President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will aim to move past the rocky start to their working relationship when they meet for the first time and commemorate the 75th anniversary of an important World War II naval battle.
Trump Tower has been fortified for his protection, particularly because first lady Melania Trump and 11-year-old son, Barron, have been living there full-time.
"Donald Trump has lived, eaten and breathed New York City for 70 years", said Michael Caputo, a former campaign aide who lives and works in New York.
"The president looks forward to meeting the prime minister and to strengthening the enduring bonds, deep friendship, and close alliance between the United States and Australia", said the White House in a release last week. After dinner with Turnbull, Trump leaves for a weekend visit to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Opposite the Intrepid, 3 p.m.
"I had hoped the divisive rhetoric would end".
Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, also drew the ire of the NYPD when his Justice Department suggested last month that the city was "soft on crime" despite record-low crime rates in the nation's largest city.
For months de Blasio has pleaded with Trump to ask Congress to reimburse the city for more than $24 million in costs incurred guarding Trump Tower.
But global diplomacy and imagery aside, New Yorkers are less than thrilled about the return of a president to a city with a Democratic mayor and a state with a Democratic governor.
"This city is the bluest of the blue".
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