Supporters of President Donald Trump have gathered in different way to express their support for the incumbent ahead of the 2020 presidential election, this time they have taken to the water.
Large parades have been organized in places like Florida, on the Delaware River, and South Carolina. On Saturday, a parade in Pinellas County, Florida, attempted a world record boat parade with more than 1,181 boats.
Another weekend, another massive boat parade for President @realDonaldTrump! This time it’s in Clearwater, Florida 🛥🇺🇸
Reminder: there has NEVER been a boat parade for Joe Biden! pic.twitter.com/t4QSYBjb6b
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) August 15, 2020
“In honor of the 45th President Donald J. Trump, we will beat the world record in his name,” the organizing website states.
The current Guinness World Record for largest boat parade had 1,180 boards in Malaysia in 2014.
Check out the view from plane…. thousands of trump boats pic.twitter.com/8zQs3oV9sL
— Pam Bondi (@PamBondi) August 15, 2020
View of Florida Trump Boat Parade from land.
Spectators saying it’s MILES long! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/18UKxqv41r
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 15, 2020
In Delaware, the home state of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, hundreds of the president’s supporters filled Massey’s Landing in Millsboro by land and water to express their optimism at the president winning a second term, according to Delaware Online.
“If you’re for Trump, there’s a lot of people that know,” Wilmington’s Bill Perrine told the paper. “That’s why they call you the silent majority.”
The current RealClearPolitics polling average showed Biden leading President Trump nationally by 7.5% and in the battleground state of Pennsylvania by 6.4%.
FiveThirtyEight, a website that does political polling and analysis, gave Biden a 71% chance of wining the presidency in November, same as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s had in 2016. The site gave President Trump basically a zero percent chance of winning Delaware.
“He[President Trump] had a great life before this,” said a couple from North Wilmington who believe many of the president’s supporters don’t show up in polling. “He didn’t need to do this, but he loves our country so much.”
Perrine, who had voted for a Democrat in the past, said he hasn’t seen any results from Biden’s work in the past 50 years of his political career.
“All I can say is he’s been in there 50 years basically and I don’t really see what he’s done,” said Perrine. “I vote for who is going to do best for this country.”