In Slidell, Louisiana, dozens of boats festooned with flags bearing Trump's name as well as some bearing symbols of the Confederacy wound down the canals of Eden Isles. Residents on docks waved flags and called out "four more years" to the boats.
Michelle Hirstus, who was the boat parade's organizer shrugged off criticisms of Trump and, by extension, his supporters.
"I don't understand how people can say...we're racist," she said. "We don't care. We welcome everybody. You know, we're in the United States of America, and that's what it's all about. The red, white and blue."
The president's supporters who participated in the political flotilla on Saturday (September 12) also told Reuters his handling of economic and border security issues compelled their support.