President Donald Trump votes in Palm Beach County

'I voted for a guy named Trump,' president says
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after voting at West Palm Beach library, Oct. 24, 2020
Posted at 9:11 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 19:20:53-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump voted in person Saturday morning at an early voting site in West Palm Beach.

"I voted for a guy named Trump," the president said with a smile to reporters after walking out of the closed door room he used to fill out his ballot.

The president also again used the moment to question the integrity of mail-in ballots.

"Very strict, right by the rules, when you send in your ballot, it could never be like that," Trump said.

In August, the president used a mail-in ballot to vote in the primary in Palm Beach County.

The president arrived at the Palm Beach County Library on Summit Boulevard just before 10 a.m., bringing early voting by the public to a brief halt.


"Our goal, really, was to get it going as quickly as possible because we wanted the least amount of disruptions to voters," Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link said.

President Donald Trump walks with Wendy Sartory Link after voting in Palm Beach County
President Donald Trump walks with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link after casting his ballot for the presidential election, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The atmosphere outside the library was like a campaign rally for most of the morning with a couple hundred people waving Trump flags and signs.

Some supporters of Joe Biden objected to the scene as voters were still trying to make their way into the early voting site.

Voters have mixed emotions about President Donald Trump's appearance in West Palm Beach

"Look, you've got a huge truck singing Trump songs and actually having Trump speaking by tape in a voting area and beyond the 150 feet," Sarah Quinlan said. "Everyone could hear it, so that's electioneering, in my opinion."

The president left quickly the same way he arrived, with his supporters only catching a glimpse of him as the motorcade drove out to Palm Beach International Airport, where Trump boarded Air Force One for a rally in North Carolina.