In the deep blue Broward County, a flock of supporters of former President Donald Trump flock to the edge of the Everglades covered in red, white, and blue on Saturday, with the 45th President of the United States and other conservatives on an American Freedom Tour. I saw him talking at the latest stop in the United States.
21-year-old Anna Italiano from Deerfield Beach went to see Trump for the first time with three young friends wearing “Let’s Go Brandon” merchandise.
“He is honest and genuine,” she said. “We are very excited and want to hear everything.”
Italino has been in favor of Trump since 2016, she said, despite little emotion from others of her generation.
“It’s really frustrating because people are very closed and don’t want Trump just because they are honest,” said Italino.
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Italino is one of a large crowd of conservatives who paid to see agents such as Trump and conservative critic Candace Owens speak at a private event at Sunrise’s FLA Live Arena. It was a person. Ticket prices ranged from $ 9 to $ 6,999. A representative of the Freedom Tour in the United States told the Miami Herald that the ticket price would be used to pay the speakers and host the event.
Italino said he would like to meet Trump on his 2024 ticket with Owens as his running mate.
“I want to see Trump come back to the office [President] Joe Biden isn’t doing anything, “Italino said.
With Trump set to speak late in the afternoon, the Red Sea began hours before the stadium parking lot to the entrance, with dozens of cars such as “Trump 2024” and “Making America Great Again”. The car raised the Trump flag.
Participants wore MAGA hats and hung the campaign flag on their shoulders. They came from everywhere.
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Brazilian Larissa Martins was waving her country’s flag behind when she raised the “Trump-Pence 2020 Flag”.
72-year-old Silvia Dudley, who has just moved from Michigan to the West Palm Beach area, said she was excited to see Trump for the first time.
“We drive by his house [at Mar-a-Lago] … and we are excited to say: continue! “She said. “We needed him because he’s the one you hit him and keep recovering.”
Dudley also felt obliged to come and help.
“We want to show the country we are in because of these conservative values that Republicans have,” she said. “Trump specifically paved the way for our country to be regained. We want to support him and let him know that we want to get him back.”
The hot Florida sun struck many who were eager to escape the heat. Inside, we found Air Conditioner and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son and featured speaker at the event, signing a copy of his father’s photobook, Our Journey Together.
Dudley wasn’t the only timer at the beginning of this event. Many supporters were thrilled to hear from the former president in person.
“I have a great deal of respect for the president we have and can help him for all the good he has achieved,” said 66, who has lived in Florida since the 90s. Genie Samuel said. “Sometimes I hope people have a little more hatred in their hearts.”
She’s not sure Trump will run as much in 2024 as others, but she says she’s looking for someone to care for.
“Just someone comes in and cares about our people,” Samuel said. “There is no violence. We need to make changes, but I still don’t think violence is the answer. What do you want? World peace.”
Miami Herald staff writer Bianca Padro Casio contributed to this report.