With the President laid up in Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend, a number of Americans around the nation conjured impromptu gatherings to show their support for the Commander in Chief.
Donald Trump was transported to Walter Reed on Friday last week after initially refusing to abandon the White House due to his illness. After arriving in the presidential suite at one of the world’s foremost hospitals, the President began to receive a number of drugs and treatments thought to abate the effects of the virus. His condition remains a bit of a mystery on Monday after conflicting and complicated reports of his health have been disseminated to the public via a number of different sources.
This uncertainty sent Americans into the streets in droves, to demonstrate their hope that the President would recover quickly and to publicly pray for him.
In New York City, a spontaneous Trump parade arrived outside of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, stalling traffic for roughly 30 minutes.
A caravan of more than 100 vehicles shut down Fifth Avenue in New York City to support President Donald Trump as he battles the coronavirus.
The long line of trucks, cars, and motorcycles mostly came from Long Island, bringing traffic to a halt for at least 30 minutes as they arrived outside Trump Tower to cheer for him, shouting “Four more years,” the New York Post reported.
The caravan also honked horns and waved flags in support of the president, but the noise stopped for at least a moment when the group called for a prayer.
“This is a serious situation — the leader of the free world is sick. The leader of the free world needs our support,” an organizer said over a loudspeaker, asking those gathered to “send some good energy to President Trump.”
After the moment of silence was complete, he shouted, “President Trump, we love you!” The group then started chanting, “USA! USA!”
Social media users were quick to post images and footage online.
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) October 4, 2020
— Danielle D'Souza Gill (@danielledsouzag) October 4, 2020
PHOTO: James Robitsek. Today in NYC on 5th Ave in front of Trump Tower! "100 of our Fellow Patriots parking on the mural bumper to bumper, curb to curb and held a rally and a prayer for our President. This was one of the best days of my life!" #MAGADragTheInterstate R pic.twitter.com/MubYM6oUeo
— Urban Infidel (@urbaninfidel) October 4, 2020
The vigil outside of Trump Tower saw vehicles parked on top of a large “Black Lives Matter” mural installed on 5th Avenue by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which itself was an action that a number of social media users believe was meant to insinuate that the President is a racist.
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