Skip to comments.‘Trumpmobile’ Lands in Key West
Posted on 01/31/2018 9:45:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
You dont see this every day on Duval Street.
A Michigan man who has been taking his Trumpmobile, a pickup hauling a 36-foot-long, 13-foot-tall footbridge on a trailer dubbed the Trump Unity Bridge, arrived in Key West over the weekend, blaring songs such as Lee Greenwoods I Love the U.S.A, Neil Diamonds America and Jimmy Buffetts Key West mantra, Margaritaville, as he tooled around the island.
I was really impressed, proud and honored, Rob Cortis, 55, a Detroit native who calls Livonia, Mich., home, said of his weekend Key West tour. Key West was all beautiful. A couple of people invited us into their homes. We had some negative gestures.
Cortis and his pro-Trump creation drew plenty of attention in the liberal Key West, whose 10 precincts all went to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election as the rest of the county was claimed by President Trump. People took to Facebook to denounce the Trumpmobiles arrival. One woman was equally offended that he was blaring Jimmy Buffett.
Cortis, who of course voted for Trump in 2016, says his Trumpmobile and Unity Bridge are about bringing people together. He isnt looking for a fight, he said.
We want to get everybody on the same page, he said of his effort that has already logged some 100,000 miles and hit 30 states and is reliant upon donations via his GoFundMe page.
The Trumpmobile has been vandalized in Virginia. In another city, two women hurled eggs at it from an apartment looming above.
But they kept missing, Cortis said, laughing and finding a positive even over an egg attack. Trumps about making the economy better because now theyve got to buy more eggs.
Cortis said he has met the president. In 2001, during a Las Vegas trip, Cortis lost a gold bracelet. It was Trump who found it and treated him to dinner, Cortis reported.
He was very kind and generous, Cortis said.
Gwen Filosa: @KeyWestGwen
I’m sure the peaceful, tolerant liberals will hate that.
Being an annual visitor there, you might be surprised to find a few more Trump supporters there than one might think.
I’d love it if he passed through, SF, Santa Barbara, and LA!!! :D
Did I miss this release?
It's "God Bless the U.S.A.".
A friend sent pics of this guy Tuesday evening in Gulfport, MS. He was staying overnight at the hotel where they were having dinner.
That will be as welcome in Key West as a Fundamental Baptist tent revival on Duval Street.
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