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Hundreds line Southern Boulevard for glimpse of Trump

'They tried to put him in jail for no reason,' supporter says
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Posted at 9:49 PM, Apr 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-05 09:02:45-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sidewalks and the parking lots of stores along Southern Boulevard, not far from Dixie Highway, were filled Tuesday with supporters of former President Donald Trump.
 
"We wanted to support Trump," Joe Gonzalez told WPTV. "We wanted to support Trump because we think it's an injustice going on in New York."

Hours before the former president's motorcade drove by, Southern Boulevard seemed like a party as flags with Trump's face, name or slogan could be seen flailing in the wind.

"They tried to put him in jail for no reason," one supporter said. "I love Donald Trump."

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Hundreds of people wore T-shirts or hats with something related to Trump.

"Right now, everyone's turned their back on him," Maria Alexander said. "President Trump is for the people and the people are going to stand by him."
 
About 200 people stood and waited to get a glimpse of Trump.

Just after 7 p.m., Trump's 11-vehicle motorcade left Palm Beach International Airport, driving past slowly to a raucous applause.
 
"This is a distraction also because a lot of things (are) happening in this country that shouldn't be happening," Alma Cristobal said.
 
His supporters made it clear they believe that Trump can overcome this issue and still run for president.

Trump spoke to his supporters at Mar-a-Lago later in the evening.