The president of the United States wants to be driven around the Daytona 500 race track in the presidential limousine on Sunday.
During the NASCAR race, finishing drivers will complete 200 laps around the 2.5 mile-long track.
The news was reported by Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts.
SCOOP: Multiple Sources tell @FoxNews that @realDonaldTrump is planning to take a lap at the @DISupdates Daytona International Speedway in the “Beast” presidential limo ahead of the Daytona 500. It’s not 100%, but that is the plan at the moment.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 15, 2020
Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign announced on Friday that they were paying for an airplane with a Trump banner to circle the track.
“NASCAR fans are patriots who support the President in huge numbers, so we definitely wanted to communicate directly with them about Keeping America Great during the Great American Race,” campaign manager Brad Pascale argued.
In 2008, Rudy Giuliani did a similar stunt in his campaign bus. Giuliani lost the Republican nomination and Democrats retook the White House.
Person familiar confirms that’s the plan but says logistics are still being worked out. https://t.co/GWTVQ5Pez5
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 15, 2020
Bernie Sanders was so close to a primary against Obama in 2011 that Dems were ‘absolutely panicked’: report
In an article for The Atlantic this Wednesday, Edward-Isaac Dovere recounts the time that Bernie Sanders tried to primary Barack Obama -- a move that Sanders was close to achieving that former Democratic Senator Harry Reid had to intervene to stop him.
The event, which hasn't been previously reported, took place in the summer of 2011 and reportedly had the Obama campaign "absolutely panicked"
While Sanders' Obama plan never went through, the relationship between the two has been strained ever since. "Now Obama, the beloved former leader of the Democratic Party, and Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, are facing a new and especially fraught period in their relationship," Dovere writes. "To Obama, Sanders is a lot of what’s wrong with Democrats: unrelenting, unrealistic, so deep in his own fight that he doesn’t see how many people disagree with him or that he’s turning off people who should be his allies. To Sanders, it’s Obama who represents a lot of what’s wrong with Democrats: overly compromising, and so obsessed with what isn’t possible that he’s lost all sense of what is."
Bloomberg paying private citizens $2500 a month to text and tweet his praises from their personal social media accounts
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is paying hundreds of private citizens $2500 a month to tell their friends, family members, and co-workers they support his presidential candidacy. In exchange for the money supporters are expected to text and use their personal social media accounts to boost the former NYC mayor’s prospects. The program is costing him millions of dollars a month, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Rocker Neil Young calls Trump ‘a disgrace’
Newly minted American citizen Neil Young is using his platform to rail against Donald Trump, calling the US president "a disgrace to my country" while endorsing Bernie Sanders.
In an open letter on his website, Young said Trump's "mindless destruction of our shared natural resources, our environment and our relationships with friends around the world is unforgivable."
"I don't blame the people who voted for you. I support their right to express themselves, although they have been lied to, and in many cases believed the lies, they are true Americans. I have their back," he continued.