ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa- The Iowa Great Lakes are normally a big draw for visitors in July and August. On this weekend there were even more people coming here to show their support, for President Trump.
“She decided to throw it up on Facebook and Representative Wills got a hold of it just went viral,” said organizer Scott Kuchel. “Instantly almost we’ve had almost 100,000 people comment on wanted to come here and be part of this event.”
The idea was for people to bring their boats onto the waters of West Lake Okoboji, and waving Trump flags tour the lake for around three hours, while radio station KUOO played patriotic music.
“I left my house at 6:45 this morning because just like the Field of dreams in Iowa if you build it if you make Iowa great again they will come,” said Eric Branstad, an Iowa Trump Campaign Advisor. “Everyone coming, this grassroots energy that I feel that we feel today, as we see everyone coming up for this it’s absolutely amazing.”
So far no exact count on how many boats were on the water.
“Trump supporters are really kind of like what I say is the silent majority,” said John Wills, a Republican State Representative from Northwest Iowa. “They support the president and they really excited about this next election coming up on November 3rd.”
Another parade to support President Trump is planned for nearby Big Spirit Lake, next weekend. At this event there were no people visible who were protesting the President.