Waving American flags and wearing red hats, about 2,000 people gathered at Tropical Park Saturday morning to show their support for President Donald Trump.
Displaying signs like Eva Sanchez’s “Latinos Support Trump — Build the Wall & Close the Border,’’ the crowd cheered on Trump’s immigration policies, which call for building a wall on the southern U.S. border with Mexico and temporarily banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Sudan — from entering the country. (A federal appeals court panel unanimously blocked the ban last month.)
The rallies were held across the nation Saturday to show support for Trump, whose disapproval ratings, hovering around 50 percent, are at historically high levels for a new president. In Palm Beach, where Trump is staying this weekend at his Mar-A-Lago estate, dueling rallies of pro- and anti-Trump supporters squared off with harsh words and curses, the Palm Beach Post reported.