Hundreds of Trump supporters threw a boat parade in support of President Trump over the weekend.
The boat rally sailed towards Mar-aLago and even caught the president’s eye!
Trump tweeted “thank you” to the boaters with video footage of the incredible sight.
Even if Trump’s legendary campaign rallies are temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19, Trump supporters are finding creative ways to show their support while social distancing.
See Trump’s tweet below, which features groups of supporters cheering in their boats and playing the Star-Spangled Banner.
The water rally was organized through a Facebook event titled the "TRUMP Boat Parade."
Organizers of the event asked boaters to fly their "favorite TRUMP flag and USA Flag."
And boy, oh, boy, did supporters turn out in droves!
See some of the inspiring footage below:
Several eyewitness accounts report that there were hundreds, if not over a thousand, boats.
The parade was reported to have stretched over 7 miles long in the water.
Fox News has more details on the event:
Hundreds of boats in Florida gathered near Mar-a-Lago in a parade to show support for President Donald Trump on Sunday.
Florida marinas opened to the public on April 29 after closing all public recreational areas on March 22. To show appreciation, hundreds of Florida residents organized a “parade” to show their support for the president.
Trump has been supportive of states reopening after weeks of shutdowns to stop or slow the progression of the coronavirus pandemic.
An invite on allevents.in asked for boats to gather at 11:30 a.m. in the Jupiter Inlet. The parade then moved south to Mar-a-Lago, with boats flying Trump and USA flags.
“Don’t miss this event its going to be “HUGE” Lets honor President Trump for all he is doing to ‘Keep America Great!’” the post read.
The Hill also confirmed the one-of-a-kind boat parade:
Scores of boaters in Florida participated in a boat parade in support of President Trump that was bound for Mar-a-Lago over the weekend.
According to a local NBC station, hundreds sailed in the parade, which began at the Jupiter Inlet around Sunday afternoon and ended several hours later at the president’s resort in Palm Beach.
Event attendees dubbed the parade "Trumptilla."
The boat parade comes after reports of a Florida boat owner was told by his community that he was not allowed to fly a "Trump" flag on his boat.
In response, he wrapped his entire boat with the name "TRUMP" across the side.
Similar to the boat parade, President Trump acknowledged his staunch supporter!
Fox News confirms that the Florida man faced resistance for supporting President Trump, but that he peacefully took matters into his own hands:
A Florida boat owner had a quick reply recently after the management of the community where he lives wouldn’t let him fly a “Trump” flag at the end of his dock.
Carlos Gavidia of Jupiter got a star-spangled wrapping around the outside of his boat, with the name “TRUMP” in capital letters along the side.
Some friends shot video of Gavidia showing off the new design -- and President Trump responded.
“Very cool,” the president wrote Saturday. “Please thank him!”
In his own Twitter message, Gavidia seemed surprised by the attention.
“Omg this is me!!! #MAGA,” he wrote, after the president’s son, Eric Trump, retweeted the video earlier this month.
It turns out Florida was the place to be this weekend for Trump supporters hoping to hit the waters!
What an incredible way to start off the month and show your support for the president!