Fox News’ chief White House correspondent John Roberts broke the news on Friday, tweeting that Trump’s ride (presumably as a passenger) around the Daytona International Speedway track in the vehicle nicknamed “The Beast” was “not 100%” confirmed, but “that is the plan at the moment.”
Trump will also serve as grand marshal of the NASCAR Cup Series season opener, reported Fox Business.
SCOOP: Multiple Sources tell @FoxNews that @realDonaldTrump is planning to take a lap at the @DISupdates Daytona International Speedway in the “Beast” presidential limo ahead of the Daytona 500. It’s not 100%, but that is the plan at the moment.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 15, 2020
Twitter users inevitably had a variety of thoughts about the plan:
nothing more badass than riding in the back of a limo while it drives around in a circle!
— C. Everett Cope (@cushbomb) February 15, 2020
We’ve surpassed Idiocracy in record time. https://t.co/eJmvyHLJCn
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) February 15, 2020
People are dying because they can’t afford insulin. And this is how Trump spends his time. Disgraceful.
— 🗽Blonde in Brooklyn🗽 (@BlondeinBklyn) February 15, 2020
But remember, they need to cut food stamps to save money. https://t.co/8qbRP4KLGl
— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) February 15, 2020
Some people will do anything for attention, won’t they? Sad.
Oh well … that’s what we get for electing a reality tv fake billionaire con-man to head the country. Patriots get condemned or arrested, and the president spends all his time doing dumb stuff to get attention. pic.twitter.com/lnWcYxCtpZ
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) February 15, 2020
Will Trump have secret service run alongside? pic.twitter.com/mTD7bC9fas
— Alamo_on_the_rise 🆘🍑 (@AlamoOnTheRise) February 15, 2020
Everything is a show. It’s shameless self promotion; like professional wrestling.
— Michael Hollis (@MichaelHollis89) February 15, 2020
Can’t this guy just give us all a break from the endless attention seeking. It’s exhausting.
— tsunami.azul 🌊 (@mtab1) February 15, 2020
I mean why not? It wouldn’t be the first time he’s taken an unearned victory lap. https://t.co/oDm1V2bG6z
— Kevin Fox 🦊 (@kfury) February 15, 2020
yes, honoring the spirit of NASCAR by…being driven around a track in a limousine https://t.co/a8DOEs8og6
— Laura Lorson (@prairielaura) February 15, 2020
The dumbification of America continues
— Padraig (@patrickmkcirtap) February 15, 2020
It’s all just one big reality tv show to Trump.
— preising (@preising) February 15, 2020
It worked out so well for Mike Dukakis. pic.twitter.com/H9XkHDhnXu
— AltSpaceForce 🚀🇺🇸 (@AltSpaceForce1) February 15, 2020
Nothing says class warfare like a billionaire being driven around in a limo in front of thousands of people who don’t make more than $8/hour.
— David Spivak ⚾️ (@dsspivak) February 15, 2020
And we’re paying for that.
— Helena (@thelastpinkcar) February 15, 2020
why not demean the presidency further.
— ⚡Arcanjel ⚡ (@bstnboy) February 15, 2020
It’s a re-enactment of his most triumphant moment as president: pretending to drive the fire truck https://t.co/IY8T7RUbwn
— J. Robert Lennon (@jrobertlennon) February 15, 2020
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