Skip to comments.Trump announces reprieve for Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle ride
Posted on 05/26/2019 7:59:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump announced Sunday the annual Rolling Thunder veterans gathering would go on past this year, which was expected to be its last ride.
Since 1988, veterans and supporters have ridden motorcycles through Washington to show support and solidarity for prisoners of war and those missing in action. Organizers said there have been financial and logistical reasons for pulling the plug on the event after this year. But Trump tweeted Sunday that they would be returning.
The Great Patriots of Rolling Thunder WILL be coming back to Washington, D.C. next year, & hopefully for many years to come. It is where they want to be, & where they should be. Have a wonderful time today. Thank you to our great men & women of the Pentagon for working it out! he said.
Trump did not offer details about how permitting and other problems would get worked out with the Defense Department. The cost of the national event is a significant factor in ending it, according to Rolling Thunder's executive director, Artie Muller. He also cited what he said is a lack of support from Pentagon officials, manifested in the diversion of bikers away from Pentagon parking lots, which, Muller says, they used in the past without problems.
Rolling Thunder has 90 chapters in 29 states. It began with about 3,000 riders and has now grown to up to 70,000 participants.
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Thank you President Trump!
Trump has an uncanny ability to pick the right side of every issue. Not only “right”, but the one the majority of Americans support and agree with. (Lots of Democrats ride, too).
Trump allowing Biker gangs to descend upon the White House!
That will be the msm headlines.
Good for Trump.
It’s a great event.
Trump has an uncanny ability to pick the right side of every issue. Not only right, but the one the majority of Americans support and agree with. (Lots of Democrats ride, too).
Well and truly said, and every word of it!
I was in DC last when they came in, It was awesome, round the clock rumbling
It sounded like the group was getting hammered with bureaucratic red tape and micromanagement on a constant basis.
Judging from Trump’s past: A phone call to the Pentagon and a large check from his personal account.
Thanks, Trumpie!!! We, the American people luv ya!!!
Obama wouldn’t meet with them.
I suspect the shutdown on permits was akin to barry-cading federal monuments when Obama was President and there was a missing budget. He’d planned to shut down access and spent money to do so, it wasn’t a financial issue.
>> to show support and solidarity for prisoners of war and those missing in action.
Mr. President, put Vietnam on the spot and tell them to release our prisoners of war.
John McCain interfered in the issue and attacked those seeking answers.
20/20 FOUR MORE YEARS “keep Making America Great” KMAG
...according to Rolling Thunder’s executive director, Artie Muller. He also cited what he said is a lack of support from Pentagon officials, manifested in the diversion of bikers away from Pentagon parking lots, which, Muller says, they used in the past without problems....
This decision likely comes from some of Obamas perfumed princes who he promoted into and in the general officer ranks. Lovely!
I can’t recall any incident involving the bikers in all the years of Rolling Thunder. They are a decent patriotic group. (I know you were being sarcastic with the biker gang comment, so I’m not criticizing you.) Just stating a thought.
Also thank you to all the many police officers that provide a safe ride around the DC beltway. They do a great job.
Harley Davidson is in decline. The Viet Nam era riders are dying off. Young people now live for their cell phone, not motorcycles. The crusher will be when Harley goes all electric.
I have 9 Rolling Thunder patches for my participation, 1991 through 1999. I wear them proudly.
Thank You President Trump!
DITTOS AND AMEN! MAGA!!
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