Pres. Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR track.
President Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR trackBy JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer February 16, 2020, 7:46 PM 2 min read Air Force One touches down at the Daytona Beach International's Airport as seen from Daytona International Speedway as President Donald Trump makes his arrival to attend the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham) Air Force One touches down at the Daytona Beach International's Airport as seen from Daytona International Speedway as President Donald Trump makes his arrival to attend the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham) The Associated Press Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR track. Thousands cheered as Air Force One performed a flyover and landed at Daytona International Airport a few hundred yards behind the track. Trump's motorcade arrived a few minutes later, prompting another loud ovation. Both entrances were broadcast on giant video boards around the superspeedway. At least a dozen drivers were escorted from the pre-race meeting to a private introduction with Trump. “I got to meet the president! How cool is that?” driver Aric Almirola said. Trump is the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, meaning he will give the command for drivers to start their engines. He is then expected to take a lap around the track in his limousine at the front of the 40-car field. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is on the pole for “The Great American Race.” He hopes to be at the front of the pack when the president and Air Force One departs. Photos of Air Force One and President George W. Bush departing outside the famed track in 2004, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. leading, are regarded among the most iconic in NASCAR history. “That’s one of those things that everybody remembers," Stenhouse said. “It’s such a cool picture to have, even if you are not leading. It is going to be special for all of us involved.” The president's visit was widely welcomed by NASCAR fans. Trump 2020 flags flooded the infield, and some fans wore them as capes in the garage area. Trump's presence also created huge lines at entrances, with many fans complaining while waiting hours to get through security. Former NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France, who was replaced following his August 2018 arrest on DUI charges, was on Air Force One with the president and first lady. They traveled from West Palm Beach. Among those who met them at the airport: current NASCAR chairman Jim France and fellow top executives Lesa France Kennedy and Ben Kennedy. ——— Read more: ABC News
How much did this cost the taxpayers? God Bless King Trump ! If it was Obama, your biais headline would state “cheers”. Obama would never have to guts to show support at an Red White and Blue event like NASCAR. waste of tax payer money. The greatest yearly debt in US History seems not to bother the NASCAR fans
RAUCOUS CELEBRATION Until it rained 20 minutes later and he fled, trump is afraid of rain? Maybe his makeup will run?
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.
Nice to see where are tax $ go for...yet again and again!!! I myself would love to be there! I myself save lives, but can't afford to travel...live day by day...yet on my hard earned $ get to watch how it's wasted or any vote on how it's to be used!! Lawrence. You know how there’s an author that says everything that Trump touches, dies? Well, he showed up at the 500, said, “Gentleman start your engines”, then left. The race got in two or so laps, rain started, the race stopped and never finished today. Trump killed it!!
Paid for by the tax payers Lol I saw this.. Trump is a showman indeed.. Did the race happen when I went to bed it was still raining.. Hope logano won Woo hoo::::::boastful presentation Eat shit Nacho! It is not about you! So cool!!! The wording in this article seeks to blame President Trump for the delays
That great, Awesome day of American pride, love for our country and patriotism! His 👇
Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500President Donald Trump is out to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. NASCAR drivers may veer to the left during their trip around the oval racetrack, but their fans lean right, which helps explain the regularity with which GOP presidents Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results? Masky_Jay_Hoody
Yawn... They are his people. Steeped in century old “traditions”, of course they like him. Trash Gross All show and no give a shit. What a waste of tax money A GODDAMN SPECTACLE YOU THE PRESS SELLING BUYING INTO THE BULLSHIT AND SHAVALING IT ONTO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LIKE ITS MANURE & WE SAPOSED TO BE OKAY WITH IT. ITS NOT OKAY. ITSBULLSHIT
Racists love racists My two fucks to give are not postponed!
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......😝
😂💕💕😂 Love and laughing at the haters! trump2020 Oh yeah! With our money!! He’s a jet setter alright... I’m pissed! RIGHT, as Trump 'fiddles' by taking flight to NASCAR & riding in special limo around racetrack & waving a flag to boost his campaign! Let Poor, Disabled, Physically/Mentally ill, & indebted students eat their NASCAR munchies while HE splurges on himself!
America loves President Trump. Yet another great way to spend OUR money.. Trump2020Landslide Kinda Hitler like. Cool
Trump to test racing skills, mingle with supporters at Daytona 500President Donald Trump will test his racing skills in the political swing state of Florida on Sunday with a lap in his presidential limousine "the Beast" at the Daytona 500 , NASCAR &39;s most prestigious race. Ramping up his nationwide re-election effort after his acquittal in the U.S. Senate
What a fantastic headline. Send him to China 🤮 Disgusting waste of our tax payer dollars More of our money wasted. Showboat nonsense - we have a real country to run, it is NOT A reality show! DumpTrump2020 - Total waste of tax payer dollars. Trump continues to overcharge for secret service protection at his properties to prop up his terrible businesses. Stay in Washington!
And we have how much Debt !! I hope the RNC is paying for this campaign event Who cares?
Trump arrives at Daytona 500, sets off raucous celebrationPresident Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR track. Thousands cheered as Air Force One performed a flyover and landed at Daytona International Airport a few hundred yards behind the track. Trump&39 There was no Grand about it! King is here, that lyin king.
All while breaking the law. Watching Air Force 1 fly over the speedway was pretty awesome. Trash can reelection BS Si how much did the usa pay for this political ad? I mean its nascar fans so 🤷🏾♂️ lol Again using our military as props. Asshole hee haw hee hee hee haw haw haw 🍟🍔 That’s my President 🇺🇸
The ungodly Trump wants to be bigger than God. That’s awesome!
President Trump twists idea of justice to protect his cronies and serve his interestsAn emboldened President Donald Trump is leaning on the Department of Justice to help his friends and pursue his enemies. Just this week, the DOJ overruled federal prosecutors who had recommended a seven- to nine-year prison sentence for Trump confidant Roger Stone, and has opened an inquiry into the FBI interview at the heart of Trump ally Michael Flynn’s guilty plea. The DOJ also finally dropped an investigation into former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, after finding no evidence to support charges against him. McCabe had repeatedly found himself a target of Trump after McCabe ordered investigations into Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. CynthiaAlksne The whole darn bunch needs a block at the ADX in Florence, Colorado! CynthiaAlksne He's afraid of official of FBI, CIA, NSA. THEY may uncover what Russia has on him. CynthiaAlksne That's because the Justice system doesn't do political indictments. At least, not yet. Give Trump & Barr another 5 years and we'll see.
Think about NASCAR...you watch the same guys drive around an oval for hours every weekend while you lose your hearing. It’s no wonder that crowd likes Trump. Not much going on upstairs. Smh. And these dummies ate inhaling ALL that exhaust! In 5-10yrs they'll be wondering why they've got mesothelioma or black lung or some sh*t. But yeah, what a grand entrance....😂
And they booed him all the way. How much did this cost the American taxpayer? And people complained when Obama took the Mrs out for a romantic dinner. Definitely his crowd.🤠🤠🤠 Because he a huge Nascar guy ? He's trying to turn our country into an autocracy. He's demented, deranged and dangerous. The absolutely BEST Piolet is at the helm of that beautiful plane! OUR ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE BEST EVER PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA. DID YOU SEE THE WINGS DID NOT TIP AND SO SMOOTH AMAZING TO SEE. WOW
Nothing but photo op's..all trump does is travel and does nothing for the country The day NASCAR died. Sad he turned it into a circus, but then again everything he touches dies.
WOW If that's not a waste of our money I don't know what is Yea all cult members in the stands. Such a jerk. 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 There is your show off tax money going down the runway. Then he cuts back food stamps. Yes TRUMP 2020 I’d throw chicken bones at him More bigots at Daytona than I thought... No wonder racism continues....
The good ol’ boys, we play country and western realDonaldTrump just another political ploy!! So sad—Melanie NEVER smiles!!! ABC I ask who cares?Trump gets too much free publicity from you and CBS. Are you still a News Station. Are you on Trump Train. This Yokel has done more damage than anyone To Women to black and brown Citizens to our territories like Puerto Rico to our Citizens on Snap. So Corrupt
Who goes to or watches nascar anymore. That was an amazing entrance From the President. Free free free free free free free, if it ain't free the Democrats get angry. Now do a story on how much taxpayer dollars were spent on this ABC. We deserve to know. So unnecessary and not worth giving DT another stage to stand on.
Just another campaign stop...he's gotta have all the attention he can get! OMG. My tax dollars at work? Absolutely ridiculous. And how much did that re-election campaign stunt cost? I'm sure all the white folks in the crowd love it. Wonder what the rain was for Who cares. The man is so insecure he is a disgrace to the united states. What a horrible leader.
Trump2020 king I wish all news media stop talking about him. You created this non-sense. quit covering trump's every move ! you are giving him exactly what he wants - 24/7 campaign coverage. Congrats to Fox Sports for cutting away before Trump's Beast drive through AND his speech. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Welcome to Kansas! Why are my tax dollars being used for a campaign stunt? The crowd of 250,000 ppl yelling 4 more years was very cool lol damn he’s a marketing genius. Nobody watches NASCAR. So it doesn't mean anything, but to his sheep Cheetoville No one cares. All those rednecks who think Trump is actually fighting for them. Meanwhile, he’s robbing all of you blind.
I'll never go to the 500 again. Correct me if I'm wrong but is this using State assets for political gain? All nascar fans are somehow blood related. Don't pick on NASCAR folks. That takes you to the GOP level. We all have our stuff. This is about trump spending our money to rally his cult and try to stay on this gravy ( yes) train as long as he can.
To stay relevant! Biggest gathering of nazi's How much are we paying for this clown to do this 🤬 More waste of taxpayer money by trump The combination of NASCAR, patriotism, muscle cars, speed, power, and President Donald J. Trump have psychiatrist’s phones ringing off the hook today with liberal snowflakes who just can’t take it. Lib heads are exploding everywhere...
Great Good Campaign Stop. Trump says, 'They would have had half that crowd without me, The people lined up to see me!' Isn’t it time to appropriately refer him for what he truly is: “IMPEACHED PRESIDENT TRUMP” !!! He’s still President but impeached. At least he wasn't spewing out his name calling, childish, hatred tweets.
Worst Daytona 500 ever. Well he just ruined it for me....thanx Humpty trumpty His exit in January ‘21 will be even MORE raucous. Says a lot about Daytona🤔🇺🇸
Loud engines, loud people, loud hair, loud potus, I loathe it all 🤮🤮 Show off 👎 Now that is an epic entrance! His people I’ve been to NASCAR races. Just a bunch of Bad behaved drunks shitting themselves. No place to take kids. He does understand he’s the president and not a famous actor or something, right?
Omg 🤦♀️ way to keep it classy Trump! We are all one big joke to him. I can’t wait till we get rid of him in November. Like who the fuck does that with Air Force One? He just pisses me off! VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare VoteBlue 💙💙💙💙💙💙
Raucous? With the absence of foreign Government intervention in the upcoming elections, Trump is gracing every crowd as a subliminal campaign stop. Snakes on a Plane part 2. Using the office a political prop again... Yippee. More wasted money NASCAR trump should not have been allowed to use the Daytona 500 as his political podium. Shame on Nascar. Keep politics out of sports.
best president ever trump2020 Anyone who supports Trump is as sick as he is. Amazing!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸MAGA2020 Barf. He's like an evil Mater, and not as smart
More tax payer money going to waste. Trump’s wasting time going to the racetrack. What he really needs is an evening at the theater. Anyone know where Our American Cousin is running? I’d gladly pay for the tickets and am sure the Western World would love how it ends. Pretty awesome Trump is an a absolute disgrace to the office of President of these great United States. What a great use of our tax money... 🙄
Yeah boy Another expensive only for photo op event. 🤢🤢🤢 NASCAR = MAGA What a shame! A great sporting event turned into a political rally. Did the France's think of how they may offend race fans who are NOT in favor of the vile, Orange Cowbell? Or don't they care. Don't spend your money there - they're one of the 1% who have 99% of the wealth.
Greatest President Trump2020
Is he supposed to be using airforce one for campaigning Seems like you have to have a DUI to join him at a sporting event...Guess Matt Gaetz wasn't available What about Obama and wife making all those appearances on late night TV shows? Tax payers paid for that I’m curious how many nascar fans actually support him versus the general population.
🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑 One big white confederate party. Watching the Daytona 500 - crowd reaction, energy, etc. DNC is going to get their a** kicked on Election Day 2020.
Dementia addled old gameshow host racks up more costs to the taxpayer so he can play President on TV. Ah, yes, a yearly celebration of phallic narcissism, presided over by the toadstool-in-chief. You mistyped “Tax Dollars Wasted, Campaign Funding Laws Shredded on Political Appearance by President at Sports Event”
What a waste of taxpayer funds. It is a shame we, the taxpayers, must fund his ego and campaign. Another TrumpPhotoOp. I'm sure FLOTUS would have preferred to stay at MarALago Awww, look at the loving comments From the hate mongers and mean spirited trolls! The man is incredible....god bless him...4 more years please