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Trump on track at Daytona, lap of honor at 500 miles


At work to fulfill the desire of the tycoon, irony on the web (ANSA)

A lap of the track on the Daytona circuit, before the start of the most important car race of the year. Donald Trump has long been fondling this idea and, a few hours after the arrival of the tycoon at the iconic 500-mile event, the Secret Service men do everything to try to fulfill the president's wishes. A lap of honor aboard his highly armored limousine - 'The Beast', the beast, as it is nicknamed - to receive the ovation of the people of Nascar, and celebrate the victory in the most difficult race of his presidency: the acquittal of all charges in the Senate.

Moreover, Trump's increasingly frequent presence at major sporting events is not new, from the stands of Madison Square Garden to attend a UFC big match, to the forum of the World Series of baseball, passing through several appearances in the stadiums from football for the university championship. All stages that give the tycoon crowds in an electoral key, albeit with the risk of some whistle and contestation. But this time the president, in the midst of the post-impeachment euphoria, seems to want to overcome himself. Invited to be the master of ceremonies for the 62nd edition of the Daytona 500 (as happened for Bush father and son) he would have asked to be able to greet the public from his car, together with the first lady Melania. According to reports from the Fox broadcaster, which will broadcast the event live on Sunday evening at 20.30 Italian time, work is being carried out for the total safety of the Daytona International Speedway system and track, and the area would already be An order for 'no fly zones' has also been issued for drones, seen by many as an indication that the president's lap of honor will take place.

Meanwhile, on the eve of the race, in the races that precede it, at least two drivers are driving cars carrying the electoral symbols of the campaign for the re-election of Trump. It's no secret that Nascar fans are also largely tycoon fans, as well as the leaders of the association who gave him endorsement in 2016. But on the web and on social media, the irony of those who put the accent on what now appears to be an immense sense of omnipotence of the president is unleashed. "Nothing more cool than sitting behind a silt while going around a circle!", Reads a tweet. In another: "We have overcome Idiocracy in record time". And there are those who post a video with the presidential car chased by the men of the escort: "Trump will have the Secret Service that will run by his side along the track ??".

Source: ansa

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