Texas Republicans endangered themselves on Saturday by failing to safely hold a boat parade.
"Multiple 911 calls have been made regarding boats being in distress, some sinking at the ‘Trump Boat Parade’ scheduled for Saturday afternoon on Lake Travis, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. TCSO confirmed with CBS Austin that multiple boats have been sinking and are in distress," CBS Austin reported Saturday. "The sheriff's office says calls have been made about boats along the entire route of the parade, some of the locations include: Paradise Cove, Emerald Point and West Beach."
Photos from the scene showed rough waters.
Rough waters on Lake Travis as hundreds of boats in Trump boat parade. Several swaamped. #Statesman @bobphoto https://t.co/DPpKKhgljF— bobphoto (@bobphoto) 1599334467.0
Here's some of what people were saying about the boat parade:
Swamped boat near Emerald Point as hundreds of boats parade for President Donald Trump, at least three craft swampe… https://t.co/oRFHpZgEvp— bobphoto (@bobphoto) 1599333426.0
Siri show me a metaphor for the Trump campaign https://t.co/dW7UGUHEfl— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson) 1599332908.0
Several boats have sunk on Lake Travis in Austin because they were being “unruly” and not following the rules, acco… https://t.co/kyqoD8hjeu— Jess, Esq. (@Jess, Esq.) 1599329976.0
“Let’s now go live to Lake Travis. Scene of today’s Trump boat parade...” https://t.co/kNvJsp6sJC— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1599335204.0
“Hello, I’d like to report an excessively on-the-nose metaphor in progress.” https://t.co/526kJJixZY— Josh Barro (@Josh Barro) 1599334889.0
There is a Trump boat parade on Lake Travis today and at least 3 boats have sunk!!! If that isn’t a sign from the u… https://t.co/8jt85Pvhit— G R A N N Y (@G R A N N Y) 1599329988.0
Everybody at the Lake Travis boat parade right now https://t.co/gEBPgmJAlL— ✨💕 (@✨💕) 1599333699.0
Apparently there was an impromptu boat parade on Lake Travis today with a bunch of boats goofing and going way too… https://t.co/yVV0dZBBjb— Ky Krebs (@Ky Krebs) 1599330069.0
The parade has "thinned out" lmao— Ky Krebs (@Ky Krebs) 1599332151.0
I don’t know who came up with the hashtag #Dumbkirk, but it’s pretty darn brilliant. https://t.co/nsFzMhZ5El— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob) 1599335805.0
Okay, who gave Antifa the nuclear submarines? Fess up https://t.co/LJkhQM0n0v— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 1599332918.0
Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade: just working class Americans in $300k boats and with four helicopters... Taken from… https://t.co/XMGhS1C4XT— Brandy (@Brandy) 1599326847.0
HAPPENING NOW: CBS confirms multiple boats are in distress and sinking on Lake Travis for the "Trump Boat Parade". https://t.co/kAZcINHtg7— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@Hoodlum 🇺🇸) 1599337613.0
WHO DID THIS #Dumbkirk https://t.co/m55ClejJ10— (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ 34 (@(╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ 34) 1599344197.0
Blahahaha 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Trump boat parade at Lake Travis, Austin Texas today. Several boats in distress and sinking. Soun… https://t.co/NrLm7X5PJG— 💛You Can Call Me ‘Queen (@💛You Can Call Me ‘Queen) 1599333762.0