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Trump Parade: Hundreds of supporters drive through Fayetteville, Cary as president's airplane lands

Posted October 24, 2020 6:06 p.m. EDT
Updated October 24, 2020 6:31 p.m. EDT

A long line of supporters drove in a Trump Parade on Saturday.

— As President Trump's airplane touched down in Fayetteville, throngs of supporters waved flags from their cars and cheered as part of a parade for Trump around the city.

The parade began at noon, with gatherers meeting at the Cumberland County GOP. According to the Facebook event, over 150 people attended, waving Trump flags, American flags, and police flags as they cruised down Bragg Blvd., up Skibo Road, around the mall, and ended at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

In a Facebook Live video, Jackie Taylor, a representative for the Cumberland County GOP said, "I wanted to update you on what's going on here at the GOP. It's awesome. I've never seen anything like this.

She showed four rows of trucks all the way down the parking lot, as supporters cheered in the background.

Supporters drive in a parade for Trump in Fayetteville.

More video showed lines of traffic, with people shouting, "Four more years!" out of their car windows.

A video taken by a Cary woman showed another busy Trump parade happening in Cary, with a similarly long line of cars waving flags and cheering.

Taylor also made a live stream before the parade saying, "It occurs to me that President Trump will be arriving in Fayetteville today, at the Fayetteville Airport to go down to Lumberton for his 1 p.m. rally. We need to show up for President Trump at the Fayetteville airport if we can, and welcome him."

She said not a lot of people realized he would be arriving in Fayetteville at around 11:30 a.m., which was 30 minutes prior to the scheduled beginning of the parade.

It is not clear how many people also went to the airport to greet Trump as he arrived; however, a video from the parade showed his plane landing in the distance.

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