A Trump-themed boat parade is being planned in Florida to take the place of the annual “Gasparilla Pirate Festival” that is usually held in Tampa but has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus.
Organizer Cliff Gephart said Trumparilla will take place April 17 and will be about patriotism and living “our lives.”
Almost 2,500 boaters have shown interest in the event, which Gephart said will be done in a “safe” manner.
Jake Hoffman, president of the Tampa Bay Young Republicans, is planning a separate boating parade on the same day, but may end up merging with Trumparilla.
“When the city decided to host a Super Bowl boat parade that was able to be done safely, so in our eyes there’s no reason why we can’t host a Gasparilla boat parade in the same fashion,” Hoffman said.
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