Trump Visits Bodega, Greeted With ‘Four More Years’ Chants

Trump Visits Harlem Bodega, Greeted With 'Four More Years' Chants

Former president Donald Trump, motions to a crowd after visiting a bodega, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, who's owner was attacked last year in New York. Fresh from a Manhattan courtroom, Donald Trump visited a New York bodega where a man was stabbed to death, a stark pivot for the former president as he juggles being a criminal defendant and the Republican challenger intent on blaming President Joe Biden for crime. Alba's attorney, Rich Cardinale, second from left, and Fransisco Marte, president of the Bodega Association, looked on. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Former President Donald Trump made a post-court visit Tuesday to the Manhattan bodega where clerk Jose Alba infamously stabbed an ex-con to death in self-defense two years ago — a case that drew widespread outrage after he was initially charged with murder.

The Republican presidential contender stopped by the Sanaa Convenient Store, formerly known as the Blue Moon Convenient Store, in Harlem to meet with the store’s co-owner Maad Ahmed and small business advocate Francisco Marte, sources said.

“What happened to Jose was very hard for me. Jose was defending himself from the guy who came behind the counter. All for $1 worth of chips,” Ahmed, 36, told The Post ahead of Trump’s arrival.

While the murder charges against Alba were later dropped — following growing pressure from the public — the worker was so traumatized he went back to the Dominican Republic, where he remained on Tuesday, sources said.

Ahmed said the store is still grappling with rampant crime — and that he’ll tell Trump the city isn’t safe.

Read the full story in the Daily Mail