Former President Donald Trump surprised hundreds of supporters during a spontaneous Presidents’ Day rally outside Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday.
Trump drove by the rally attendees in a black SUV surrounded by police, and waved to supporters carrying Trump flags and American flags.
“This is unbelievable! 45 returns to Mar-a-Lago this afternoon, after an awesome day out to the links….to this….,” tweeted Dan Scavino, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, with a video showing hundreds of Trump supporters cheering for the former president.
In one video shared by a Twitter user, Trump is seen waving to cheering supporters.
“I would like to see him run again for 2024,” one rally attendee told PressTV. “But that’s up to him. The guy has been through so much and tried. Just hopefully he takes over the GOP completely and makes it more that type of Republican Party — that fights for America.”
Video of the event showed President Trump giving rally attendees a thumbs up from inside his SUV, as supporters chant “USA!” and shout “We love you President Trump.”
Police were seen maintaining crowds at the event, as some supporters tried to get close to see the former president.
Trump’s motorcade slowly passed through the crowded rally before moving onto the highway. Hundreds more supporters gathered about a mile away from Mar-a-Lago to honor Presidents’ Day and Trump.
On Sunday, a San Antonio, Texas woman paid over $1,000 to hire a plane to fly over Mar-a-Lago displaying the message, “We love you Prez Trump. Happy Valentine’s Day.”
The woman, a long-time Trump supporter, told CBS12 that she wanted to remind the former president that he is loved.
Former President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. shared video of the banner, tweeting, “Check out this Valentine’s Day card for POTUS 45. This is awesome!!!”
The following day, another plane carried a message that read, “We [heart] Trump! The Best is Yet to Come.”
Over the weekend, Trump was acquitted on an impeachment charge alleging he incited the violent demonstration that took over the Capitol on January 6.
“It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree,” the former president said in the response to the trial’s outcome.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” he vowed.