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President Donald Trump opens the Daytona 500: 'So exciting'

In his remarks, the president thanked the military, veterans and “tens of thousands of patriots” gathered at the Daytona International Speedway.

2/17/2020 1:31:00 AM

Pres. Donald Trump's motorcade took a lap at the Daytona International Speedway where he addressed NASCAR fans before the start to the 62nd Daytona 500, calling the race 'pure American glory.'

In his remarks, the president thanked the military, veterans and “tens of thousands of patriots” gathered at the Daytona International Speedway.

ByFebruary 16, 2020, 9:44 PM4 min readUnited Airlines turns to NASCAR pit crews for quicker turnoverUp to Speed: David Kerley joins airline ramp leaders for pit crew training.Peter Casey/USA TODAY SportsDonald Trumpon Sunday addressed NASCAR fans before the start to the 62nd Daytona 500, calling the race"pure American glory."

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“Soon, the cars will take to the track for the start," he said."Tires will screech, rubber will burn, fans will scream and the great American race will begin.”President Donald Trump speaks before the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Fwb. 16, 2020.

President Donald Trump speaks before the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Fwb. 16, 2020.Peter Casey/USA TODAY SportsMORE: NASCAR champion Joey Logano taught me how to drive stickIn his remarks, the president thanked the military, veterans and “tens of thousands of patriots” gathered at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. He also honored Gold Star families at the race and around the country.

"Gold Star families everywhere throughout our land, your fallen warriors will live in our hearts forever," he said.MORE: Barr blasts Trump's tweets on Stone case: 'Impossible for me to do my job': ABC News ExclusiveThe Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover prior to the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Feb. 16, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover prior to the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Feb. 16, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Fla.Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesThe president's motorcade took a lap around the famous track before the green flag. The president also acted as the Grand Marshal, telling drivers to start their engines.

Trump is the second president to make an appearance at the Daytona 500; President George W. Bush was the first in 2004. Read more: ABC News »

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We are paying for ALL of his excursions. I thought he said he'd pay for his own campaign, and this is campaigning. I want to see expense reports from the skeleton crew he has left behind everywhere. Big big numbers 🤣🤣🤣 He could have been the best driver ever. Never lose. Have plants in other car's pit crews etc. The best ever

He should haven’t taken the lap in Al Capone 1928 Cadillac it would have fitting. Your tax dollars hard at work. I remember when he visited the Children's Hospital it w... What?...are you sure, never?...ever...ah, yup, childrens does not vote. Melania?... he visited, last year and this...ok, ok. 😂🤣 🤢🤮

It was Awesome! Another failed Sports event for tRump. President Trump driving the liberal Democrats crazy. And the leftist tears. Awesome! Yeah and Obama is at the All Star game tonight......... Can you guys show a picture of him. We love Trump Use tax money for his personal election campaign. Dont come back

Tenemos a ElCacas en México que no quiere “ujar el avión prejidenjial” porque no puede haber pueblo pobre con gob rico y en USA tenemos a ElOrange que usa el avión a su antojo porque para pueblo rico, presidente millonario 🤑 no? NiACualIrle 🤦🏼‍♀️ / 💩🟧 Hell yeah ! I heard one of the networks cut to commercial just as he started speaking. Snowflakes lost their shit.

Things like this are important to the poor whites they dont care about policies that make their lifes better they like to feel like they matter to the rich and powerful. They sure enjoy the pandering. If obama just massaged their ego alittle bit we wouldn't have trump. tikitorch Awesome rockin the RED in 2020🇺🇸

Fantastic! Latinos para Trump 2020, guaranteed! And then it got rained out. ETTD What happened to shut up and dribble? Remember the days when foxnews would spend a whole week of stories on Obama wasting tax payers money doing a NCAA basketball bracket.. pepperidge Farms remembers Disgusting and a complete waste of taxpayers money. When will he be gone for good NotMyPresident

Once again realDonaldTrump is campaigning and the money is Paid for by the American Taxpayer. Awesome! The dumbest thing I’ve seen on twitter today. It’s the equivalence of kids riding the giant zamboni during an intermission period at a hockey game 😂🙄 but then again we have a OrangeFace toddler as POTUS.

Trump keeps on winning! ❤️ our POTUS! 👍💪🇺🇸🐐 500 Secret Service attended, billed to the taxpayer. Unbelievable waste. That’s better!!! 🇺🇸❤️👍🏻 I DONT CARE ABC! I've never wanted to see a car crash and burst into flames at Daytona so badly before. 🤮🤮so glad I don’t watch NASCAR anymore. 🤮🤮 ManBabyTrump was MAD that fake Faux news cut his speech at Daytona 500 & quickly left before the race began.

How can a car race be 'pure American glory' if the car was invented in Germany? Sounds like a wasteful environmental day. He could have tweeted his address from his bedroom and saved us ton of tax money There's no better place for him to go when he's looking for those white voters. Pure American Bullshit

Beautiful and Fantastic! Proud of POTUS ! Now I know nothing nascar but somehow I picture the fans as typical trump people? Are they Let’s not forget Trump was elected because of Russian meddling in support of Jill Stein. From John Anderson and Ross Perot to Ralph Nader and Jill Stein...the third party candidates always play spoiler!

Barf Bloomberg2020 Ridiculous waste of taxpayer money. Was there BOO'S I hope so Beep beep Complete waste of time and delayed the start It was a beautiful and sunny day until he showed up! I think God is telling us something! Daytona Beach City ⛹️ Such a waste of taxpayer funding. Looks pathetic. But I'm sure one man's pathetic is a Trump supporter's impressed.

Which Trump has never cared about until he needed their votes. You’re being played, people. Stop spending our tax payer money like it was an inheritance from your Daddy. Disgusting use of our taxpayer money. How much is he going to gouge the secret service to stay at one of his hotels for this trip? Great publicity stunt Dictator Donny.

Trump 2020! Lets go racing! gory, don. Gory Don't his bone spurs act up at high speed? Fake President. Ok. ABC. You’re status quo. You’re allowing a dictator to take hold. You’re officially on the wrong side of history. Of course he did--'look at me' -- 'look at me.' No one has ever done this. 'Look at me!'

Ridiculous. Winning never gets old And now it’s in a rain delay. I guess God felt it needed a washing after his visit 😂 Nazi's

Trump taking in Daytona 500 before heading WestPresident Donald Trump will give the command for drivers at the Daytona 500 to start their engines Sunday as he looks to win over NASCAR fans JEFF GORDON, NATIONAL GUARDS MY SPONSOR. AND GO ARMY .COM WITH RYAN NEWMAN Who cares Start your engines......😝

Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500President Donald Trump will look to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic Sunday — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500 crowd gonna be HYPED Hope he gets booed like he deserves.

Trump takes lap around track to open Daytona 500President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year's Daytona 500 with a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine. Micro penis It was nauseating.... Has he ever had a drivers’ license in his life? Has he ever been in the front seat (other than playing Mr. Truck) in his life?

President Trump Attends Daytona 500, Jokes He Wants to RaceTrump is really, REALLY excited to be at the Daytona 500 today. He might even drive off in joy. Hopefully it crashes and burn 👀 He'd piss his pants and crash.

Donald Trump at Daytona 500: How to watch NASCAR race as president rumored to take lap in 'The Beast'Trump will serve as grand marshal of the 62nd edition of the annual 200-lap race in Daytona Beach, Florida . You should know what side your on by now? Having fun with the Good Old Boys & a lap from The Beast. I wonder if they will sacrifice a animal mid race? Oh god. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Trump fans wait in long lines to see president, Daytona 500President Donald Trump's appearance at Daytona International Speedway caused headaches for fans trying to enter the famed NASCAR track The most publicity NASCAR has had in years. MAGA2020 KAG In other news...