President Trump’s campaign took center stage at the Daytona 500 as he looks to lock down support from his base in the aftermath of the impeachment trial acquittal.
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds performed a 2nd flyover after President Trump’s command.
He took a parade lap around the 2.5-mile Speedway in his limousine, leading the 40-car field before the Green flag.
Thousands cheered and a band played patriotic music when Air Force One flew over the famed track, a flyover that was simultaneously shown on big screens.
President Trump’s presence energized fans sell out the Daytona 500 for the 5th yr running.
President Trump, with 1st Lady Melania Trump by his side, addressed the crowd before the race and called the Daytona 500 “a legendary display of roaring engines, soaring spirits and the American skill, speed and power that we’ve been hearing about for so many years.”
“For 500 heart-pounding miles, these fierce competitors will chase the checkered flag, fight for the Harley J. Earl trophy and make their play for pure American glory,” President Trump said. “That’s what it is, pure American glory.”
He ended his remarks to chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A”
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