President Trump gave a group of supporters gathered on the side of the road a surprise invite to see the inside of Mar-a-Lago Saturday.
A group of Trump supporters who gathered in Palm Beach, Florida, over the weekend to welcome the president to Mar-a-Lago got the surprise of a lifetime when they were invited to visit President Trump’s private club.
One of those Trump supporters, Donald Tarca Jr., explained on “Fox & Friends” that about 16 of them had gathered at an intersection on Saturday to watch Trump’s motorcade pass by.
About 20 minutes after the motorcade passed the sign-waving crowd, a van stopped near them and a Secret Service agent said Trump would like to meet the group at Mar-a-Lago.
Two vans brought them to the club where they had the opportunity to pose for group and individual photographs with the president.
Tarca said that when he had a chance to speak to Trump, he told him about how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had negatively impacted him.
“He was so nice, and it was so comfortable to talk to him,” Tarca said. “It really was like talking to an uncle you’ve known forever.”
“It stunned me,” “I didn’t know what to think.”
“He couldn’t have been more down to earth,” Mary Tulko explained. “He was just really nice.”
Trump treated his guests to snacks and gave a history lesson about the Florida estate.
The president’s invited guests were not high-powered donors, but members of the “Trump squad”—a faithful band of local Floridians who stand under the Southern Boulevard bridge in Palm Beach waving signs and banners in support of the president, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Trump had been at his Palm Beach property for Christmas and the New Year’s holiday.
“I was honored that the president, the most powerful man in the world, noticed us and invited us back. It was mind-blowing, and it is a day that this ‘deplorable’ will never forget, that we the people do matter,” supporter Donald Tarca Jr. told Fox & Friends.