President Donald Trump reportedly plans to take a lap in the presidential motorcade at the Daytona 500 on Sunday, resulting in hilarious mockery on Twitter.
The Daytona 500 has welcomed presidents before, but Trump will not only serve as grand marshal for the event, he wants to take a lap in the vehicle known as “The Beast” before the race begins.
Fox News host John Roberts relayed the report on Twitter Friday as Trump traveled to Mar-a-Lago for yet another expensive golf outing that taxpayers will be on the hook for paying.
Of course, Trump’s lap at the Daytona 500 will also be paid for by taxpayers, making it a complete waste of money at a time when Trump is citing “serious economic conditions” to excuse slashing a scheduled pay raise for federal employees.
In response to the report on Trump’s planned lap, Twitter users buried him with mockery and scorn.
SCOOP: Multiple Sources tell @FoxNews that @realDonaldTrump is planning to take a lap at the @DISupdates Daytona International Speedway in the “Beast” presidential limo ahead of the Daytona 500. It’s not 100%, but that is the plan at the moment.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 15, 2020
Will Trump have secret service run alongside? pic.twitter.com/mTD7bC9fas
— Alamo_on_the_rise ?? (@AlamoOnTheRise) February 15, 2020
nothing more badass than riding in the back of a limo while it drives around in a circle!
— C. Everett Cope (@cushbomb) February 15, 2020
In the CLOWN CAR pic.twitter.com/rYTEmrwqK5
— Lynn Kindsvater??? (@KindsvaterLynn) February 15, 2020
Everything is a show. It’s shameless self promotion; like professional wrestling.
— Michael Hollis (@MichaelHollis89) February 15, 2020
No one tell them that the BEAST will most likely bottom out due to length and weight. ?
— tommyrulznyc (@tommyrulznyc) February 15, 2020
If NASCAR wants to guarantee my Democratic Dad doesn’t watch their races again, this is a great way to do it.
— Ashlee Explains It All (@ash_says_what) February 15, 2020
Nothing says class warfare like a billionaire being driven around in a limo in front of thousands of people who don’t make more than $8/hour.
— David Spivak ⚾️ (@dsspivak) February 15, 2020
People are dying because they can’t afford insulin. And this is how Trump spends his time. Disgraceful.
— ?Blonde in Brooklyn? (@BlondeinBklyn) February 15, 2020
Sponsored by Russia, Pampers, and Self Tanner.
— Lisa #BleedingHeartLiberal (@Itsagoodlife48G) February 15, 2020
NASCAR officials should be ashamed of themselves for politicizing the biggest event in the racing world. Many fans are likely Trump supporters, but there are many who are not. That being said, there’s no doubt millions of NASCAR fans are being alienated. There’s also no reason for Trump to do anything except attend the race. But, as usual, he has to make the day about himself at taxpayer expense.
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