"Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay," shouted the demonstrators who gathered at Manhattan's Columbus Circle. "I think Donald Trump is speaking a message of fascism and racism, and I don't think that's good for America," said Laura Merrill, a tour guide who supports Democratic Bernie Sanders for president. "Everything he says is racist and false. It hurts my feelings," said Nour Hapatsha, a 22-year-old Muslim born in the US. Later, at the rally in Arizona, Trump said the protests were "disgraceful".