Former President Donald Trump on Monday waved to hundreds of cheering fans who rallied to support him on Presidents Day.
The show of support followed the Senate vote Saturday to acquit Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that disrupted certification of President Biden’s victory.
Trump supporters staged the rally along a road near his near Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Fla.
Trump aide Dan Scavino tweeted the view from inside Trump’s motorcade, writing: “This is unbelievable! 45 returns to Mar-a-Lago this afternoon, after an awesome day out on the links….to this….”
Trump has been virtually silent since the riot that left five dead and has been banned from Twitter, which was his preferred communications platform.
But in a post-acquittal message, Trump said, “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you.”
Because he was acquitted, Trump is eligible to run for president again in 2024.
Footage of the Monday rally streamed by the pro-Trump Right Side Broadcasting Network showed a racially diverse group assembled for the drive-by. Many had large Trump flags. One black supporter wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat and waved a flag that combined the Confederate “Stars and Bars” and the gay-pride rainbow.
Trump won Florida on Nov. 3 by a surprisingly strong margin with a major boost in support among Latinos in South Florida.