President Trump shouts to supporters with special clearance after landing at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana oo Sunday, October 18, 2020. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) President Donald Trump’s visit to Orange County prompted loud supporters and detractors, but no violence, as thousands of people lined streets in and near Newport Beach Sunday without much more than verbal conflict.
Trump’s visit, to a fundraiser at the Lido Isle home of tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey, was attended by about 1,300 people — all of whom were bused to the event. Most of the crowd wore masks; Trump reportedly did not.
As Trump spoke, he was greeted by a friendly crowd on land and a small flotilla of supporters just offshore, including boats, Duffy boats and paddle boarders. Trump, who landed in Orange County a bit before noon and spoke for about 40 minutes, reportedly told supporters that he would withhold federal money from John Wayne Airport if the airport’s name is changed.
He also posed for photos with contributors, who donated up to $2,400 to the Trump presidential campaign or up to $150,000 per couple that could go to the Republican National Committee or GOP state groups. […]