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President Trump's Florida departure is a spectacle



Proving there's never a dull moment with President Donald Trump, here is the press "pool" report from Franco Ordonez of McClatchy D.C.

At 4:03, the motorcade pulled out of Mar-a-Lago and headed toward the airport.

The crowd of supporters at the foot of the nearby bridge crossing over the Lake Worth Lagoon has doubled, if not tripled in size. It's also become more demographically diverse with several African American supporters joining the group. Several new signs that are being held up
include ... "45" and "Blacks for Trump, " and "very fake news"

Trump stopped the motorcade, opened the door, stood on the edge and waved to the crowd. One of the supporters, Andrea Harman, said he shook several hands. She gushed about the experience.

"That was so cool, " she said.

As the motorcade pulled a way, one supporter yelled, "God Bless America."

Closer to  the airport a group of protesters lined the street. Some turned their back to the motorcade.

"Hit the road jerk," one sign read.

Other demonstrators held out pink and white placards that read, "Loser" and "Narcissist."

Another sign read: "Russian Headquarters aka Mar-A-Lago. "

[Last modified: Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:23pm]


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