'MAGA Parade:' Detroit River flotilla today salutes a birthday celebrant-in-chief

June 13, 2020, 6:05 AM

The president's birthday this weekend will be marked buy a boat procession on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River.

The three-hour "MAGA Parade" from Macomb County to downtown Detroit is Saturday, a day before Donald Trump turns 74. It starts at 1 p.m. from MacRay Harbor (aka Poorman's Bay) at a Harrison Township restaurant on North River Road. Boaters are invited to start gathering around 10 a.m.

"Let's show support for our president," says an event page, using two all-caps words and three exclamation points to hammer that sentence in the style of a White House tweet.

The parade leaves at 1 p.m., headed to GM Renaissance center Downtown Detroit,  passing Jefferson Beach Marina area at approximately 2:30 p.m. for more participants. ... Bring your flags and friends!

Land viewing best at Metropolitan Beach Point at approximately 1:30 p.m. and Renaissance Center riverfront in downtown Detroit at 4 p.m.  

(Photo: Pinterest/Dorothy Wawa)

Coalition spokesman Matt Seely tells the Free Press organizers expect about 1,000 participants. The hosts are the Michigan Conservative Coalition and Michigan Trump Republicans 2020.

"We’re all appreciative that this [Covid] thing didn't get out of hand and that the president and the pandemic task force were able to slow the curve across the country and that we're past this."

The Facebook event listing shows that 88 people click "going" and 425 mark themselves as "interested," as of Friday night.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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