Trump’s day at Daytona 500
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Fans of NASCAR’s first and biggest race of the year “The Daytona 500” got an extra buzz with President Trump serving as the race’s grand marshal.
It started with Air Force One doing a flyby over Daytona International Speedway.
Once on the ground, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump got to meet, shake hands and take pictures with the US Air Force’s elite pilots known as Thunderbirds.
Then Trump kicked off the race by taking a lap around the track in his limousine.
In his opening remarks, he wished all the teams good luck and got to say the traditional words “Drivers start your engines!”
Trump is only the second sitting president to attend the Daytona 500.
The first was George W. Bush.
A number of people involved in the event joked with CNN, saying it felt like a NASCAR race at a Trump rally, not the other way around.
Some ardent Trump supporters say they were honored by that statement.
Others seemed frustrated.
But most agree, the Trump’s made a big splash at the race.
Unfortunately mother nature also made a splash.
The race was postponed until today (Monday) because of rain.
Posted – 2.17.20