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Thousands of Trump supporters take part in boat parades after five vessels sank in Texas

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters took to the waters on Labor Day Monday for a Make America Great Again boat parade.

The devoted followers showed their support of the President after five boats sank and another capsized over the weekend during the celebrations.

In Florida, MAGA supporters congregated off the shore of President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago.

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters took to the waters on Labor Day Monday for a Make America Great Again boat parade. Pictured: boaters in Florida

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters took to the waters on Labor Day Monday for a Make America Great Again boat parade. Pictured: boaters in Florida 

Donald Trump Jr joined in with the parade, according to reports, as the Sunshine State hosted events to herald the current Commander-in-Chief for a second term.

On Saturday, officials said that five boats sank during a Trump boat parade at Lake Travis, Texas, amid a flurry of distress calls. 

Lake Travis, a reservoir on the Colorado River, is known for its hazardous sailing conditions at times and has been the site of dozens of boating accidents over the years. No injuries or deaths were reported. 

Supporters of President Donald Trump have decorated their boats with flags during a Labor Day boat parade at the Coralville Reservoir in Iowa

Supporters of President Donald Trump have decorated their boats with flags during a Labor Day boat parade at the Coralville Reservoir in Iowa 

A boat takes part in a pro-Trump boat parade on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania

A boat takes part in a pro-Trump boat parade on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania

In Florida, MAGA supporters congregated off the shore of President Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago

In Florida, MAGA supporters congregated off the shore of President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago

Participants waved large Trump 2020 and MAGA flags as they showed their support for the President, with one even wearing a Trump mask

Participants waved large Trump 2020 and MAGA flags as they showed their support for the President, with one even wearing a Trump mask 

As of Monday, three of the five boats have been towed from the lake.

And on Sunday, a nautical Trump parade in Wisconsin resulted in a boat capsizing amid five-foot waves.

Supporters gathered on the St. Croix River but the huge water traffic caused tricky conditions. 

Donald Trump Jr joined in with the parade, according to reports, as the Sunshine State hosted events to herald the current Commander-in-Chief for a second term

Donald Trump Jr joined in with the parade, according to reports, as the Sunshine State hosted events to herald the current Commander-in-Chief for a second term

One of the supporters wore the famed red Make America Great Again cap and sat in a Trump rubber ring

One of the supporters wore the famed red Make America Great Again cap and sat in a Trump rubber ring

On the shore of Mar-A-Lago, one boater wrapped his vessel in a number of banners, reading 'Black boater for Trump' and 'Biden = riots, looting, burning'

On the shore of Mar-A-Lago, one boater wrapped his vessel in a number of banners, reading ‘Black boater for Trump’ and ‘Biden = riots, looting, burning’

In Florida, sunbathers wearing US swimming costumes and even a mermaid's tail enjoyed their Labor Day on the waters

In Florida, sunbathers wearing US swimming costumes and even a mermaid’s tail enjoyed their Labor Day on the waters

A Trump superfan waved a placard which read 'Trump's Front Row Joes', a term for his diehard supporters at his rallies

A Trump superfan waved a placard which read ‘Trump’s Front Row Joes’, a term for his diehard supporters at his rallies

Keith Smith, who lives on the river in River Falls, Wisconsin, told WCCO: ‘The river was flooded with boats. Big boats, small boats, all kinds of boats. 

‘The waves were probably four to five footers pounding my boat into the dock.’

The rope which had been holding his docked boat in place snapped, and he had to fight for an hour and a half to stop it from sinking.

One of his neighbours did lose their boat during the parade.

The defiant boaters took to the waters after a number of vessels capsized over the weekend during MAGA parades

The defiant boaters took to the waters after a number of vessels capsized over the weekend during MAGA parades

On Saturday, officials said that five boats sank during a Trump boat parade at Lake Travis, Texas, amid a flurry of distress calls

On Saturday, officials said that five boats sank during a Trump boat parade at Lake Travis, Texas, amid a flurry of distress calls

A boat decked out in Trump flags takes part in a pro-Trump boat parade in Pennsylvania

A boat decked out in Trump flags takes part in a pro-Trump boat parade in Pennsylvania 

A small counter protest saw supporters of Joe Biden waving flags in support of their candidate on Monday

A small counter protest saw supporters of Joe Biden waving flags in support of their candidate on Monday

Mr Smith said: ‘There was so much wake from the boats that it actually lifted my dock up three or four feet, and the waves came underneath my floating dock. The waves overwhelmed the boat.’

He added that he was not angry with the parade but wished the boaters had helped him out when they saw him struggling.

Labor Day is traditionally a big weekend for boating in the US, and this year’s comes just two months before the highly polarized presidential election in November. 

During the parades, boaters waved Trump 2020 flags, MAGA signs and US flags in a patriotic show of support for the current President.

Labor Day is traditionally a big weekend for boating in the US, and this year's comes just two months before the highly polarized presidential election in November

Labor Day is traditionally a big weekend for boating in the US, and this year’s comes just two months before the highly polarized presidential election in November

During the parades, boaters waved Trump 2020 flags, MAGA signs and US flags in a patriotic show of support for the current President

During the parades, boaters waved Trump 2020 flags, MAGA signs and US flags in a patriotic show of support for the current President

Revellers wearing skimpy bikinis and swimming shorts partied on their boat near the President's Florida home

Revellers wearing skimpy bikinis and swimming shorts partied on their boat near the President’s Florida home

The large amount of traffic on the water caused difficult sailing conditions, leading to a number of incidents over the weekend during the parades

The large amount of traffic on the water caused difficult sailing conditions, leading to a number of incidents over the weekend during the parades

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