Trump supporters celebrate his birthday with boat parade


President Donald Trump answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump celebrated his birthday Saturday with a parade of boats in Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River in southeastern Michigan.

The procession began in Macomb County, a key county that Trump won in 2016, and moved southwest toward downtown Detroit and the Ambassador Bridge, which links Detroit to Canada.

Many boats had pro-Trump flags and U.S. flags. Trump turns 74 Sunday.

“We love our president. We believe he’s taking the country in the right direction,” said Matt Seely of the Michigan Conservative Coalition.

Seely told WWJ radio that the boats would return to Macomb County where a Marilyn Monroe impersonator would sing “Happy Birthday.”

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