WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Two days after former President Donald Trump was indicted, his supporters gathered outside his Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday morning and at Trump International Golf Club West Palm Beach in the afternoon, waving flags and signs.
Trump's motorcade traveled to his golf course on Summit Boulevard on Saturday morning. Supporters showed up about 12:30 p.m.
Thirteen days ago, Trump called on his supporters to protest when he posted on Truth Social he was going to be indicted in connection with the ongoing investigation by New York prosecutors into a hush-money scheme involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
A Manhattan grand jury indicted him, District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Thursday night.
"That's why we're here to support him, and if anything's going on and he asks for it, we show up, and I'm sure that this is going on across the country, not just here," Lori Bella said outside Mar-a-Lago.
Many of the supporters who spoke to WPTV said they believe this is not fair justice and noted the charges were from allegations several years ago.
Because it's closer to the 2024 presidential election, in which Trump is a candidate, they believe it's targeted.
Trump reportedly plans to surrender to authorities Tuesday afternoon in New York City. The charges have not been unsealed.
One supporter drove more than three hours from St. Augustine to come out to the former president's defense. He gave away hot dogs to supporters and media members.
"I just knew we had to support our president and this is the way that I could show that I support him," Dirk Frazel said. "I'm here for his supporters and, as you can hear from the honking and the constant passing by, that there's a lot of people here too that support Donald Trump."
As far as if these allegations will sway their opinion, they said they will continue to show unwavering support for Trump.
Many said they plan to show up again in the next few days.