Per Detroit Free Press, hundreds of boats embarked on a voyage from Harrison Township to Detroit on Saturday afternoon in a birthday celebration for President Donald Trump, albeit one day before the president’s actual 74th birthday.
The “Make America Great Again” parade, hosted by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and Michigan Trump Republicans 2020, lasted nearly three hours with boats traveling at around 5 m.p.h. Trump 2020 flags could be seen from either side of the Detroit River near the Ambassador Bridge, the parade’s endpoint.
One boat featured a cutout of the president fixed to its bow and blasted the iconic “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood through its speakers as it traveled the choppy waters.
Social media users shared photos and videos of the celebration.
Approximately 750 boats took to the Detroit River to celebrate @realDonaldTrump‘s 74th birthday this afternoon.
The MAGA procession started at MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township and was hosted by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and Michigan Trump Republicans 2020.
— Tate Harris (@tateharris9) June 13, 2020
Trump Regatta..hundreds of boats flying Trump 2020 flags on Detroit River pic.twitter.com/Hk6HAbv4V9
— Robert Schroeder (@mrschroedzz) June 13, 2020
Hundreds of boats fill Detroit River for MAGA parade celebrating Trump's 74th birthday- pic.twitter.com/NxaPb8QmA1
— Blanche Victoria (@tammytabby) June 13, 2020
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@bgutenschwager) June 13, 2020