Diverse group of Trump supporters tailgate outside Mar-a-Lago in second day of protests
“I know what’s going on because I was born a slave in Cuba, the Democratic Party is like a filtered version of the communist party there,” said a Cuban exile.
August 10, 2022 5:05pm
Updated: August 10, 2022 6:27pm
Demonstrations around the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort took a more festive air on the second day as a diverse crowd of supporters, including Cuban exiles, Proud Boys and Blacks for Trump, converged on Palm Beach Island.
Police kept crowds from congregating directly outside the luxury resort but a hundred-or-so fans with MAGA hats, U.S. flags and Trump 2024 memorabilia lined the bridge that connects it to the mainland, reports the Daily Mail.
Trump said in a statement Monday evening that the incident was “prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024.”
Flordelis Grotesan, a 52-year-old Cuban exile, said the government raid reminded her of life under the Castro regime.
“I know what’s going on because I was born a slave in Cuba, the Democratic Party is like a filtered version of the communist party there,” she told DailyMail.com through a translator.
Grotesan wore a T-shirt that declared “TRUMP 20/NOW” and “anti communist,” which she topped off with a “Fuck Biden” baseball cap.
“Trump has done nothing wrong,” Floredis added. “They are just looking for excuses to attack him.”
Police were reportedly worried about protesters bringing guns, but it seemed the demonstrators shared their safety concerns.
One protester in a pro-2nd Amendment shirt using a baseball bat for a flagpole said he decide against bringing a firearm because he didn’t want to make life difficult for the cops, reports DailyMail.com.
Tank, a Proud Boy, said he and the 20 or so local chapter members in attendance were not looking for trouble.
“We have thinned out the bad actors, we don’t condone violent behavior,” he told DailyMail.com as he drank a bottle of Stella Artois beer, calling the FBI raid “a bunch of bullshit.”
“We are just here to support the future President,” he added. “Trump will surprise a lot of people in 2024. There are going to be a lot of sad Democrats.”
Local businessman Maurice Symonette, 63, stood beside his Rolls-Royce as he protested with Blacks for Trump.
“Before he ran, Trump had the support of rappers, athletes and boxers, you can’t call this guy a racist,” he said.
“It’s Joe Biden who once said n***r in Congress,” he added, referring to then-Senator Biden’s use of the N-word when quoting someone else in 1985.
The demonstrations wound down as police lose patience and began towing cars for illegally parking on Southern Boulevard, which connects Welt Palm Beach to the island, reports DailyMail.com.