Things got a little wet and wild this weekend for some Trump supporters who participated in a lake parade. The New York Times reports that numerous people were rescued and at least four boats sank on the waters of Lake Travis in Texas on Saturday. The boaters were participating in the“Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade” and sullied the waters with Pro-Trump flags and banners before becoming overwhelmed by turbulent waves.
The Sheriff’s Office in Travis County received “multiple” calls of boats in distress starting at 12:15 p.m. local time, a spokeswoman, Kristen Dark, said.
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“We had an exceptional number of boats on the lake today,” she said. “When they all started moving at the same time, it generated significant waves.”
Firefighters pulled “numerous” people out of the water, said Braden Frame, president of the Lake Travis Fire Fighters Association.
Steve Salinas, who helped organize the event that over 2,000 people expressed interest in attending, told The Times the boat parade was “one way that Trump supporters can get out and express themselves without causing too much trouble or congestion in streets.” After Saturday’s event proved to be more dangerous than he expected, he told the Times that he thinks the various sized boats ranging from his 22-foot boat to 60-foot yachts to tiny eight-foot boats caused the chaos.
“You can have really great water one second, and it could get some pretty heavy swells in a matter of minutes,” he said. “Once boats get on a lake, mother nature has its own plans.”
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Multiple other boat parades for Trump happened across the country on Saturday, including in New Jersey and Florida. Next up, “The Great American” boat parade is taking place at Georgia’s Lake Lanier, you know—the lake that’s reportedly haunted and where multiple people perish on a regular basis.
WSBTV reports that the organizers of this Cheeto In Chief parade are taking safety precautions including a route for boaters to follow.
“We have spent the past weeks organizing this great event down to the last detail. We have our staging area, route, and most importantly our rules and regulations for safety. We have planned a route free if pinch points and obstacles on Lanier so every boat in the parade will be free from hazards. We have organized a grid that places vessels of the same length together for the upmost of safety,” the event page said.
As you can imagine, people are imploring Lake Lanier to “do its thing” and hilarious memes are afloat, pun intended.
This article was originally posted on Bossip.com.
Let’s see how this works out…