Donald Trump Jr. announced a boat parade on the East End this weekend in support of President Trump’s reelection campaign, one day before the President is expected in Southampton for a fundraiser.
TrumpStock, as it is called, will be held on Friday, August 7, from Orient Point to Montauk.
“We’ve seen them all over the rest of the country, we’re getting one one going here,” Trump Jr. said in a video he posted on Facebook with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. The couple have a home in Bridgehampton.
In the post with the video on his Instagram page, Trump Jr. wrote “If you’re in Connecticut or Rhode Island and want to run across the sound it’s pretty quick and easy and we’d love to have you.”
According to information posted in a Facebook event, boats taking part will leave from the Orient Point Lighthouse Friday at 12:30 p.m. and head to Montauk at 1 p.m. It will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance over VHF Channel 11.
“We will take it nice and slow heading southeast towards the Montauk Lighthouse,” the information states. “There will be two lead boats leading this very special parade, ‘Team Deplorable’ and the most well-known boat in America, Carlos Gavidia’s ‘The Official Trump Boat.’ ”
The TrumpStock Flotilla will reportedly head to the Montauk Lighthouse, before ending off of Navy Beach in Fort Pond Bay for a tie-up.
Boats can join in at any point along the way. The organizers will be monitoring VHF Channel 16 and communicating on Channel 11.
There will be a decorating prize for the best patriotic boat and the winner will get a photo op with the president when he is in Southampton on Saturday for a fundraiser. The biggest donor to Trumps Victory Campaign also gets a photo op on Saturday. The contest link can be found here.
Organizers reminded boaters not to enter within 100 yards of any ferries, which have the right-of-way. They were also reminded to obey all maritime laws, as well as social distancing laws due to the COVID-19 virus.
Those who live on the water in support of President Trump have been asked to support from the coast line.
The event, posted on Boaters for Trump New York said, “We want 100% participation to show 100% of the boaters in New York not only back President Trump but also back the men blue!!”