Donald Trump makes the history of the 500 miles of Daytona, the most popular car race of the year in the USA, and transforms one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year into a formidable election spot. Called by Grand Marshal, grand master of ceremonies, to kick off the 62nd edition of the Great American Race (second president in office after George W. Bush) Trump, after the iconic command "Gentlemen, start your engines", has risen to aboard his armored limousine called "The Beast". And together with the first lady Melania she made a lap of the track in front of 100 thousand spectators in raptures. An unimaginable crowd bath in his fiery rallies around America. The lap of honor around the circuit of the Daytona International Speedway, in Florida, was strongly desired by the tycoon, to symbolically celebrate what he sees as a personal triumph after the 2016 election victory: the acquittal from accusations of impeachment.
Trump in Daytona, 500-mile track ride
And be patient if many on social media accuse him of megalomania now unrestrained or even behavior from the Republic of bananas. "We are facing an event that celebrates the pure and simple glory of America," said the president in front of the people of NASCAR, the powerful association that organizes races and that has always been close to the tycoon, with the leaders who they gave endorsement in the elections four years ago. "The Daytona 500 is a legendary manifestation of roaring engines, roaring spirits and America's talent, speed and power that we had only heard of for many years," Trump continued in an atmosphere of exaltation, calling fans "Patriots" in the stands: "NASCAR fans know that it doesn't matter who wins, what matters is God, the family and the country," added the president. Then in an interview on the runway, Trump joked: "If I could get in one of those cars to run." To run faster - he must have thought - towards what he sees as the final consecration: the re-election to the White House on 3 November.