Trump greets supporters in 1st public appearance since Senate acquittal

He gave a thumbs-up from his motorcade as they cheered him on Presidents Day.

February 15, 2021, 4:54 PM

Former President Donald Trump on Monday made his first public appearance since his Senate acquittal over the weekend, greeting supporters from his motorcade as he passed them by in West Palm Beach, Florida.

PHOTO: Supporters of former President Donald Trump gather along Southern Blvd near Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump gather along Southern Blvd near Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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He gave his trademark thumbs-up to cheering supporters waving Trump flags and one holding a "Happy Presidents' Day" sign.

It was one of just a few public sightings of Trump off the golf course since he left the White House and relocated to his new home state on Jan. 20.

PHOTO: Former President Donald Trump reacts as he is driven past supporters on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Former President Donald Trump reacts as he is driven past supporters on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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PHOTO: Supporters of former President Donald Trump gather along Southern Blvd near Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump gather along Southern Blvd near Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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The small gathering of what appeared to be a few hundred Trump supporters was live-streamed by the pro-Trump YouTube channel Right Side Broadcasting Network.

PHOTO: Police keep a crowd back as former President Donald Trump is driven past on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Police keep a crowd back as former President Donald Trump is driven past on Feb. 15, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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Organizers billed the event as the "Presidents' Day "Peaceful and Patriotic" Pro-Trump Rally," an apparent reference to Trump's words at the end of his Jan. 6 rally just ahead of the attack on the Capitol.

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