Trump surprises supporters holding Presidents Day rally in his honor

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WJW) — Former President Donald Trump surprised his supporters in Florida by making an appearance at their Presidents Day rally Monday.

A large crowd gathered in West Palm Beach, Florida Monday afternoon to show their support for Trump.

The event, billed as a “peaceful and patriotic” pro-Trump rally, was held on the corner of Southern Boulevard and Parker Avenue, which is located near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club.

Rally organizers say the event intended to support “America’s greatest president.” Photos from the rally show attendees displaying pro-Trump signs and waving flags.

While the rally was underway, Trump’s motorcade drove by. The former president was seen smiling and giving “two thumbs up” to his supporters.

Forty-three Republican senators voted not to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection by supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building to stop lawmakers from certifying Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory, resulting in the deaths of five people, including a police officer.

If Trump had been convicted, the Senate would have taken a second vote on whether to ban him from running for office again. 

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