Happy 74th birthday, President Trump!
To celebrate, hundreds of boaters filled the Detroit River to host a MAGA parade that stretched for miles.
Some reports even estimate that there were over a thousand boats in the parade!
The event was hosted by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and Michigan Trump Republicans 2020.
Talk about an impressive display!
See some of the epit footage from the MAGA 'flotilla' parade below!
And the polls show Joe Biden with the lead?!
Can you imagine supporters throwing Joe Biden a boat parade?!
They're probably as sleepy as he is!
Detroit News confirms that hundreds of boats joined the parade celebrating Trump's 74th birthday:
Hundreds of private boats, including an 80-foot tug, paraded from northern Macomb County to Detroit Saturday in anticipation of President Donald Trump's 74th birthday on Sunday.
About 200 boats pushed off from MacRay Harbor at 1 p.m. and headed south to the Nautical Mile, picking up boats along the way. Decorated boats as big as 60 feet joined from Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and were scheduled to pass Jefferson Beach Marina area at 2:30 p.m. and then proceed to the Ambassador Bridge on the Detroit River.
Sailing were members of the Michigan Trump Republicans, Michigan Conservative Coalition and residents who wanted to celebrate the president's birthday Sunday, which is also Flag Day.
It's the first event of its kind in Michigan, said Matt Seely, MCC spokesman.
Seely, Sherman Rogers, Rachel Keena created the Facebook event page and eight days later, nearly 5,000 people responded to going. The event grew attracting the Trump Unity Bridge, which led a land motorcade on Jefferson in tandem with the parade on water.
"We just posted and the thing exploded. Now we have three seaplanes and helicopter following," Seely said. "It’s kind of an American tradition and ... for a brief moment, it's to take all the difficulties we’ve been through the last three months away, and a sweet moment of celebration."
Rosanne Ponkowski, president of Michigan's Trump Republicans, said there were no second thoughts of holding the event during the pandemic because sailors are outside.
Michigan is part of the fabled "blue wall" that Trump was able to break in 2016.
It is expected to be a battleground state this November.
Based on today's epic showing of support, Michigan is looking to help deliver Trump another 4 years in the White House!
After months of quarantine due to COVID-19, boaters were happy to safely show their support for President Trump!
Because the event happened outside and in personally owned boats, everyone was properly socially distanced!
Michigan Livehas more details on this HUGELY successful event!
Some of the signs sported the slogan from Trump’s winning 2016 campaign when he promised to “Make America Great Again” and his current slogan to “Keep America Great.” Trump is currently running for a second term against presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“We want to show him that we support him, the silent majority supports him," said Connie Burns, who attended the event.
“It’s a good way to show our support, and it’s safe.”
The boats began gathering in the morning near MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township, with the parade departing at 1 p.m. and arriving downtown on the Detroit River around 4 p.m. Participants joined in from Jefferson Beach Marina in St. Clair Shores and other docks along the way. A helicopter followed along, documenting the festivities from the air while a caravan of cars followed down Jefferson Avenue, led by Livonia resident Rob Cortis and his parade float-like Trump “Unity Bridge.”
The event was hosted by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and Michigan Trump Republicans 2020, with multiple facebook events drawing Michiganders from across the state for an opportunity to put their boats in the water.
Motorized boating was briefly restricted when Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on April 9 extending the stay-at-home order until April 30. The order was revised on April 24 to once again allow motorized boats on Michigan waters after boating activists sued the state.
Boat-based celebrations of the president have become a trend across the country, with “Trumptillas” forming in Florida, South Carolina and Maryland.
As boaters launched from a DNR ramp near Sunshine Point in Harrison Township, spectators clad in Trump regalia gathered to watch.
Dominic Billing, 13, traveled from Garden City with his grandmother Cindy Brackett, They rented a hotel to watch the flotilla come together.
“It’s nice because it’s uncommon to see all the support for Trump," said Billing, who wore a Trump 2020 flag as a cape. “All these people decided to show up for his birthday. I think that’s pretty cool."
The silent majority is beginning to show their support prouder and louder than ever!
Just like 2016, the media is attempting to use the polls to discourage Trump supporters.
Anyone who blindly believes the polls may be in for a rude awakening come November!