Donald Trump Thanks Supporters As 'Thousands' Take Part in Boat Parade in Florida

Devoted supporters of former President Donald Trump took part in a large-scale boat parade to mark Memorial Day in Florida.

The "Official Jupiter Memorial Day Patriots Boat Parade" saw a host of boats sail through the Intracoastal waterway on May 31.

Videos and photos from the scene show vessels adorned with pro-Trump flags and banners, including those urging him to run for office again in 2024.

Trump paid tribute to those taking part in the boat parade in Florida in a statement published on his website.

"Wow! I hear they have thousands and thousands of boats parading in Jupiter, despite the fact that they tried to cancel us," Trump said.

"Everyone is having an incredible time. On this day, we especially appreciate everyone who served and fought for our great Country. I love you all!"

There is no official figure as to how many boats took part in the parade, but the Team Deplorable group who organized it said it was expecting the "largest turnout ever."

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— il Donaldo Trumpo (@ilSharko) June 1, 2021

God Bless all of our Fallen and their families! Live from Florida Patriots Boat Parade! @RealAmVoice https://t.co/vWE9zNIFzQ pic.twitter.com/RufsGqSeM2

— Ben Bergquam - Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) News (@BenBergquam) May 31, 2021

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— American Girl 🔥 (@Yolo304741) June 1, 2021

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— Saundra Kiczenski (@SkOnTheGo2) May 31, 2021

There were a number of Pro-Trump boat parades—or "Trumptillas"—in the run-up to the 2020 election as his supporters took to waters across the country.

It was claimed that a parade over the Fourth of July weekend in South Carolina may have broken the world record as an estimated 3,417 boats took part.

Officials said that as many as 4,000 boats also took part in the "Great American Boat Parade" on Lake Lanier, Georgia, last September.

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest boat parade saw 1,080 vessels taking part in Terengganu, Malaysia, on 13 September 2014.

However, in a previous statement to Newsweek, Guinness World Records said they do not consider "politically motivated" events for official records, meaning neither of the pro-Trump events could be listed as the largest boat parade of all time.

"Guinness World Records is an apolitical organization, determined to protect the integrity of our records by remaining politically neutral," a spokesperson said.

"Therefore, we do not accept record applications which we consider to be politically motivated or are looking to promote a political agenda."

Team Deplorable has been contacted for comment.

Elsewhere, Trump paid tribute to the "fallen heroes who took their last breaths in defense of our Nation, our families, our citizens, and our sacred freedoms" in a Memorial Day statement.

"The depth of their devotion, the steel of their resolve, and the purity of their patriotism has no equal in human history. On distant battlefields, in far-off oceans, and high in the skies above, they faced down our enemies and gave their lives so that America would prevail," Trump said.

"They made the supreme sacrifice so that our people can live in safety and our Nation can thrive in peace. It is because of their gallantry that we can together, as one people, continue our pursuit of America's glorious destiny.

"We owe all that we are, and everything we ever hope to be, to these unrivaled heroes. Their memory and their legacy is immortal. Our loyalty to them and to their families is eternal and everlasting."

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(File photo) A boat sails with a banner reading ' Black Boater for Trump' just off the shore of President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago during a boat parade to support the president on September 07, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump supporters have held a large boat parade in Jupiter on Memorial Day. Joe Raedle/Getty Images