Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year’s Daytona 500 with a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine.
“There is no greater thrill than to join you at the world center of racing for the 62nd Daytona 500 — so exciting,” Trump said in opening remarks to the crowd.
“To all of the drivers, technicians and pit crews here today, good luck and may the best team win. God bless you, God bless our military, God bless our veterans and God bless America. Have a great race.”
Trump also thanked Gold Star families, who were in attendance at the race, “whose loved ones made the supreme sacrifice to honor our freedom and our flag.”
“Your fallen warriors will live in our hearts forever,” he said, before thanking new military enlistees who “took a solemn oath to put their lives on the line for our country.”
A portion of the presidential motorcade took a lap around the track before pulling aside just before the start of the race. The first couple was riding the car known as “The Beast.”
Trump also served as the Grand Marshal, commanding: “Gentlemen, start your engines.” He is the second American president to do so, behind George W. Bush who attended the Daytona 500 in 2004.
We can’t see the photo, but I am guessing that paper is written in font size of like, 2000, because Trump is too vain to wear the reading glasses he so desperately need.
The President does his finger reading shuffle pic.twitter.com/RSodKEPJrL
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 16, 2020
Twitter was shocked:
This is fucking embarrassing. https://t.co/if1aZB0AAH
— rØbert in rehab (@rowast) February 16, 2020
The Orange Carnival Barking Clown is too vain to wear his required eye glasses and he probably has words written an inch and one half high. https://t.co/16kMRSJAQG
— Audacious Annoying All American Feminist Resister (@RichfordLynn) February 16, 2020
He can’t remember ‘God bless our military’? He has to read it? https://t.co/sEkVJkViAI
— Argus Constant (@argus_constant) February 16, 2020
I’ve literally never seen anyone older than 9-years-old read this way. https://t.co/RahaUnepIp
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 16, 2020
Because he’s too freaking vain to wearing his reading glasses in public. What he’s got to be vain about is a mystery. https://t.co/Ku8S8LO6Vf
— CatT 🌊 (@anon_sopv2) February 16, 2020