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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mayor, Marion County Chair, supporters greet President Trump at Ocala International Airport

The Mayor of Ocala and the chair of the Marion County Board of Commissioners greeted President Donald J. Trump upon his arrival at Ocala International Airport on Thursday morning.

Mayor Kent Guinn and Marion County Chair Michelle Stone were there to meet the President after he arrived at the airport.

President Donald Trump is greeted by Mayor Kent Guinn and Marion County Chair Michelle Stone
President Donald Trump is greeted by Mayor Kent Guinn and Marion County Chair Michelle Stone

The president arrived on Air Force One, a Boeing C-32 often used for the Vice President, at approximately 12:30 p.m. The smaller aircraft is sometimes used for airports that cannot accommodate larger aircraft.

A Marine salutes Air Force Two as it pulls into Ocala International Airport
A Marine salutes Air Force One as it pulls into Ocala International Airport

Dozens of supporters decked out in red, white, and blue held hats, stuffed dolls, and shirts dawning the “Make America Great” and “Keep America Great” Presidential campaign slogans.

President Donald J Trump greets supporters at the Ocala International Airport
President Donald J Trump greets supporters at the Ocala International Airport

Air Force One landed only a couple hours after Marine One positioned itself on the tarmac. After stopping for twenty minutes to sign autographs, thank supporters, and point out a photo of himself in little league, the President made his exit and boarded Marine One.

President Donald J Trump holds up a canvas print of himself as a little league player
President Donald J Trump holds up a canvas print of himself as a little league player

The photo, which President Trump held up for reporters to capture, was shown to press by an aide and described as the President when he was in little league. His age is unknown. The canvas print was held up by one of the supporters in attendance as the President made his way down the row signing autographs.

President Donald Trump in Little League
President Donald Trump in Little League

Marine One took off at approximately 12:58 p.m. to head to The Villages where President Trump plans to speak about Medicare at the The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages.

President Trump waves goodbye before boarding Marine One
President Trump waves goodbye before boarding Marine One