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LKN Trump Boat Parade July 4

June 29. Mooresville and Cornelius Police say they are ready for a pro-Trump boat parade July 4 that is expected to assemble at 11 am near the Trump National Golf Course in Iredell County, and from there will head south towards Cowans Ford Dam starting at 1 pm. “Lake Patrol will be assisting North Carolina wildlife with the escort of this parade.” said Kevin Black, Cornelius Chief of Police.

The event has more than 600 people registered online, however organizers on Facebook claim there will be 17,000 attendees on boats, personal watercraft and motorcycles.

In addition, the “all-American patriotic fun,” will extend on-land, with an all-day bash including live music, food and beverages, and family fun events at Queen’s Landing, from 11 am to 11 pm. Social-distancing measures, state health compliance, and CDC protocols are not outlined or anticipated by organizers. The Facebook event page is here.


75 Responses to “LKN Trump Boat Parade July 4”

  1. Another infringement of Covid-19 guidelines in support of Trump who denies that Covid-19 ever happened.

    How stupid!

    Posted by Kenneth C Schammel | June 29, 2020, 4:14 pm
    • 17,000 attendees? Wow, attendees just like Tulsa? Must be part of “Farewell tour” 😉

      Posted by melly mel | June 29, 2020, 6:12 pm
      • Farewell tour to the Dems

        Posted by Mary | June 30, 2020, 2:30 pm
        • Must be so hard to wrap your head around the fact that the little red county with trumpers galore will be drowned out in November thats to the big blue county just south of ya to help turn the state blue… but you keep thinking otherwise…what was that slogan from last time “what do you have to lose?”…yep dont think donny should use that again

          Posted by Jjeanne | July 2, 2020, 10:40 pm
        • The Dems are barely treading water now! That ship is sinking! They were the ones who put holes in their own boat.

          Posted by mark gober | July 4, 2020, 7:59 am
    • Celebrate freedom.
      I refuse to be subjugated by corrupt politicians like Open Borders/Open Bathrooms Demonrat Governor Cooper.

      Posted by Richard Matthews | June 30, 2020, 1:05 pm
    • Hey… do you know what a boat is? Have you ever owned a boat? People will be more than social distance away. As residences of Lake Norman we take pride in our Lake and respect the guidelines. Please stop judging what you don’t know. Aren’t we all Americans first? Why can’t we safely support Biden or Trump and not be held up for judgement for it? What is wrong with America today.

      Posted by Molly Johnson | July 1, 2020, 9:05 pm
      • Molly – I’m not a Trump supporter, but you make a fair point, and I respect your right to support the person of your choice. It also sounds like you respect the science that informs us about this damn virus that’s inflicting so much death and misery throughout our country. As you imply, we ALL need to listen to the advice from our healthcare professionals about how to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our neighbors from this virus by distancing, hygiene and facial covering. WE can dramatically dampen the spread of this virus if we all work together to beat our common enemy. As you participate this weekend, please continue to do your part and also remind your fellow participants to root for their point of view in a safe and wise manner. (And I’ll do the same on my side.)

        Posted by TM | July 2, 2020, 7:06 pm
    • Just protesting is allowed , not one person that was protesting got the virus , it’s a miracle?

      Posted by Mary | July 1, 2020, 10:23 pm
    • Absolutely why do we have to pay police to be in the parade for idiots

      Posted by Jim Freiburger | July 3, 2020, 11:11 am
      • Why does the Mayor and Governor ask the Federal Tax Payer for $500M as he watched the city burn and failed to act! The city has insurance and the businesses have insurance… what’s funny is as he asks for money He states it’s ‘WE need to build city back! Oh, it’s a we ! No funds for any Dem state that didn’t protect citizens! Tax the state!

        Posted by T Rick | July 4, 2020, 11:16 am
      • The police are on the lake all the time, that’s their job. As jobs go, it is a pretty good one. Our taxes provide for this service. Chill the hell out… it ‘ll be okay.
        What do you have to lose?
        Get on a boat or get on the TrumpTrain.
        Don’t be afraid!

        Posted by Joe Keating | July 5, 2020, 5:12 pm
      • We had to pay the police for the idiot rioters and looters and the police lives were threatened or they were hurt or even killed. The police at this boat parade were thanked for their time and service and guess what not one boater was hurt in this parade, the police were not hurt, no property was damaged, nothing was stolen and no history was destroyed.
        Sounds like descent, hard working citizens of the USA and people that have respect for their fellow citizens were in this amazing patriotic and proud of their country parade. If you are not happy in the USA you are welcome to leave.

        Posted by Debbie Rogers | July 5, 2020, 9:11 pm
    • Could not agree more!!

      Posted by Grady Allen | July 3, 2020, 6:19 pm
    • Quick one any reason USA is so small compared to Trump? Asking for a friend…..

      Posted by Bob | July 3, 2020, 7:41 pm
    • Stay home ,shut up.

      Posted by Glenda Laboy | July 3, 2020, 11:44 pm
      • No seriously I thought we were supposed to celebrate the Birthday of America today, so one would think the USA and Trump on the parade logo would be switched… Oh well guess I will stay home and shut up thanks Glenda for you insight into the matter stay classy.

        Posted by Bob | July 4, 2020, 3:18 pm
        • Preemptive strike, sorry I missed the “r’ in your, my bad I will spend the rest of my day reevaluating my life choices. And still stay classy Glenda…..

          Posted by Bob | July 4, 2020, 3:21 pm
    • Sounds like Kenny is having a microaggression!!!! I’m soooo sorry you were Trigger…. Sounds like you need to head to your safe space in mommy and daddy’s basement,oh and Book you a therapy dog for the afternoon….

      What amazes me is just a few short weeks ago we had protests ALL over North Carolina and no one said anything, not even Governor Cooper…. Trump has a boat Parade and all of a sudden Coronavirus magically appears
      Happy 4th of July to America

      Posted by Peter Joseph Smith | July 4, 2020, 1:32 pm
    • Nothing but fake BS. I watched boats with trump flags going up the lake for over an hour.
      Trump has worked tirelessly help mitigate the virus. The left has worked tirelessly to make trump look as bad as possible.

      Posted by Frank | July 4, 2020, 7:20 pm
    • Go back to cowering in your Mom’s basement! Responsible people can make responsible choices ( unlike you)

      Posted by Hue Janus | July 5, 2020, 7:40 pm
  2. Just ridiculous, while people are still dying and getting infected daily…..

    Posted by C. Buchanan | June 29, 2020, 5:59 pm
  3. I agree! Ridiculous, while people are still dying and contracting the virus DAILY…..

    Posted by C. Buchanan | June 29, 2020, 6:59 pm
    • I didn’t hear your big mouth as people were protesting and rioting! People are being safe and if you are afraid of your shadow stay home and. Mr. sensitive

      Posted by Trump Win2020 | July 4, 2020, 11:20 am
  4. The hate for Trump has obviously closed your eyes, ears and brain or you would know what a lie it is to say he denies that Covid 19 ever happened. And just think, these people vote.

    Posted by Doris | June 29, 2020, 7:43 pm
    • Can’t fix certain things in this world, especially Stupid…. Sad that people won’t investigate further to see truth..

      Posted by Cindy | July 1, 2020, 11:30 am
    • Doris: We don’t hate Trump. We fear him and pity the flat-earth supporters that worship him. If you were in Germany in the 1930’s, you might have worshipped Hitler, too. Why do good people like you accept someone who lies constantly, has no respect for women and minorities, and can’t be trusted with the keys to the kingdom? Do you want your children or grandchildren to be like Trump? Really?

      Posted by Ken | July 1, 2020, 1:52 pm
      • What a stupid comment, listen to CNN much. We have a Dem lead culture of victims, whiners, doomsday attitudes. The believe all whites hate blacks… poor victims, Their definition of diversity is agree with me or you aren’t diverse. Poor BLM, white fragility, white privilege, systemic racism… all words that support the narrative. NOW, I will go to bat, stand with anyone being bullied… but let’s stick with the factual figures ! Floyd was killed by police brutality, not racism! The cop had a beef with him! So , wake up a d get rid of your wojeness… another BS term!

        Posted by Tim Right | July 4, 2020, 11:28 am
    • Stay home, shut up, cover head.

      Posted by Glenda Laboy | July 3, 2020, 11:46 pm
  5. Very disappointing. It’s like a really bad 2020 version of The Emperor’s Clothes.

    Posted by Amanda Carroll | June 29, 2020, 8:37 pm
  6. I support this COVID-safe, pro-Trump event! I’ll bet the lame-stream media won’t even cover it in an effort to silence any pro-Trump message.

    Ken, go back to your mom’s basement and read George Orwell’s 1984.

    Posted by Bruce Williams | June 30, 2020, 5:03 am
    • Hey Bruce: My mother doesn’t have a basement and I no longer have my copy of 1984. As you state so confidently this will be a “COVID-safe, pro-Trump” event. Perhaps it will be so safe that nobody will catch the virus as was claimed for the Oklahoma event (but they did catch it there). But not to worry, because as a Trump supporter you will be safe because COVID was made up by the anti-Trumpers and the “lame-stream media”. Right? Trump assures us that he has won the war against COVID. But then how can that be since COVID never really existed?

      Posted by Ken | July 2, 2020, 3:31 pm
      • Ken is only worried about COVID when it contradicts any kind of pro tumor support.. but when there is riots downtown it is fine for them to be shoulder to shoulder.. liberals are so dumb, can’t wait for trump to win again in 2020 ??

        Posted by Kens a dummy | July 3, 2020, 6:08 pm
  7. These people are idiots

    Posted by Cathy Bajek | June 30, 2020, 10:54 am
  8. Don’t worry Ken, you can stay home.
    Unfortunately the Governor would rather rule as a King and not as a responsible elected official. Maybe this is over the top but working class and educated people are tired to the government’s response to the pandemic. Now that we as citizens have adhered to these rules and the damages that have been done to society and the economy, wait till covid-21 or whatever else the government seems they need to protect us from. Whatever happen to people taking personal responsibility for themselves and their lives?

    Posted by Anthony Black | June 30, 2020, 11:07 am
    • Trump promised no regulation on police brutality. That’s why the police are giving them an escort . The police are Trump supporters too.

      Posted by Deanna Pelucio | June 30, 2020, 5:11 pm
    • Whatever happen to people taking personal responsibility for themselves and their lives? (“Whatever happen” is funny talk). What happened is that Trump took over their lives by telling them lies. Good “working class and educated people”, people like Anthony Black, are following him blindly as he takes us ever closer to a dictatorship. Then you won’t have any responsibility for yourself and your life. It might not be too late, Anthony, to stop believing the lies.

      Posted by Ken | July 2, 2020, 2:49 pm
  9. We are fighting a war against this virus! We’ve lost 120,000 in five months as opposed to 54,000 in the Vietnam war for 10 years! In wartime, people make sacrifices. They turn their lights off or ration rubber or gasoline or whatever they need to do. If it’s tyranny to wear a mask so you don’t infect other people, then it’s tyranny to wear a seatbelt, or not be allowed to smoke on a plane or not be allowed to drink or text and drive!
    We do these things to protect our fellow Americans! Wearing a mask is not a political statement! It’s saying that I care about my neighbors, that I don’t want to be the cause of anyone’s getting sick or dying because I was too selfish to put on a mask for an hour or so!!!!

    Posted by Jan | June 30, 2020, 11:53 am
    • Very well stated!

      Posted by Gj | June 30, 2020, 5:08 pm
    • Thank you Jan. I thank you on behalf of my 91 year old mother who we are trying to protect. I’m sorry there are people who don’t understand how they can become carriers and not know it—pass it on to someone else by REFUSING to wear a mask, and killing someone they haven’t been in contact. Also, they are learning more about “Super Spreaders. Lots of outbreaks around the world have been linked to single events where a superspreader likely infected dozens of people. For example, a choir practice in Washington State infected about 52 people; a megachurch in Seoul was linked to the majority of initial infections in South Korea; and a wedding in Jordan with about 350 guests led to 76 confirmed infections.
      It is easier to believe this isn’t serious, especially if you are a generally healthy person and do not know anyone who has COVID-19. However, it’s amazing to me that people think that only Liberals aka Democrats wear masks and have sense enough to understand that no virus or bacteria has a political agenda. I’d appreciate it for the next four months everyone, regardless of party affiliation, wear a mask when in close proximity to people you don’t live with.
      If you refuse to wear a mask, and then get COVID19 and need a ventilator, are you willing to sign an agreement that you won’t seek medical care?

      Posted by Natalie Comstock | June 30, 2020, 6:00 pm
    • You’re on to something here! Less government = more freedom.. sadly though, Democrats want more government and higher taxes so they can control the masses.. open your eyes!

      Posted by Moon man | July 3, 2020, 6:12 pm
  10. I don’t care if there is a celebration of Trump, just don’t do it on our country’s celebration of our day of independence. It’s Is an insult to our country’s legacy to make this historical day a day purely to worship and adorn Trump. Bigly sad!

    Posted by Judy | June 30, 2020, 12:25 pm
    • I couldn’t agree more.

      Posted by Deanna Pelucio | June 30, 2020, 5:07 pm
    • Don’t tell us when to protest! Isn’t that what y’all said about kaepernick kneeling for the flag..? Difference is we’re protesting freedom while he protests 80% of the nfl making millions being African American and 90% in the NBA being African American.. systematic racism is a joke, African Americans make up approximately 20% of America, not to mention minority laws & scholarships.. Democrats are pushing racism

      Posted by Anti-Joe | July 3, 2020, 6:18 pm
    • Better enjoy this fourth because if dipsy Biden gets in you won’t see another 4th ofJuly celebration because the evil Democrats will do away with it like they plan to do away with all your rights.

      Posted by Blee moss | July 3, 2020, 7:04 pm
    • So, no one is stopping you from celebrating your own way, people celebrate how they want to! No one is making a big but you! That’s the Dem way, if I don’t like it as. Dem, stop it! Whah whah whah, maybe you can let people be free , is Not that the day in question ! Freedom. We have done PC, overly sensitive, I don’t like this take it down, let’s erase all history to fit a Utopian society like North Korea has! Adore Trump, that’s a dem. Moment to support CNN statement of dictatorship! Give it a rest. Good luck at polls with Dimentia Joe, he will cave to China, he will destroy Capitalism! Wake up!

      Posted by T Right | July 4, 2020, 11:37 am
  11. Is it even legal to host an event of this magnitude and not follow state health guidelines?

    In any case,how awful. What a wasteful display of arrogance and privilege at a time that calls for sacrifice.

    Posted by Matt Seneca | June 30, 2020, 12:26 pm
  12. This is SO STUPID!! If you’re looking for patriotism, you’re barking up the wrong tree! He’s going to destroy us all & everything America stands for….TOTALLY DISGUSTING! Wish our local law enforcement agencies wouldn’t display support for any party. PS – I’m proud of our Governor for leading us responsibly through the pandemic….too bad we don’t have that same conviction at the federal level!

    Posted by Grady Allen | June 30, 2020, 12:40 pm
    • 4 years ago you said the same thing, and until you Democratic Governor shut down our economy in NC we had the best economy in 50 yrs and also your Democratic party who got into office 40-50 yrs ago to fix racial issues have done nothing to fix any thing except line their own pockets. And don’t even bother with CNN they gave Bill and Hillary a pass on Whitewater and Lewinsky then did the same with Obama and Holder fast and furious, IRS investigation of conservative groups, etc.

      Posted by Raymond Davis | June 30, 2020, 2:48 pm
      • What does any of that have to do with this pandemic? I’m a republican, but being anti-mask is entirely unnecessary politically, not to mention dangerous to one’s health. Super-majorities say they wear a mask and understand that it provides protection for others. Trump and his brand of Republicans now extol a habit that is risky, unpopular and emblematic of why so many Americans (e.g., the elderly, suburban women like me) have abandoned him.

        Posted by Natalie Comstock | June 30, 2020, 6:10 pm
        • I’m a democrat and disagree with being FORCED to wear a mask.. I chose to wear one, but if someone chooses not to it should be their decision.. since when did the Democratic Party have to be so condescending? Practice what you preach! Freedom is for everyone, not just those who agree with you

          Posted by Sandy | July 3, 2020, 6:23 pm
        • Who said Republicans are anti mask. The Dems make all political! No one said you have to attend! Did they? Who? Elderly stay home, you are at the highest risk! Look at the figures! I bet you said nothing about the protestors in all the Dem States! Trump stand for Americans, Manufacturing, against China and open borders and socialism, He tells it like it is, questions all! Go vote for a guy that has the brain capacity of a postage Stamp – Dimentia Joe will kill economy, bow down to all progressives!

          Posted by T Right | July 4, 2020, 11:44 am
      • Well said R Davis!
        These people that get lost in their CNN, MSNBC, etc news feeds have not a clue as to what their beloved Dems have done and are currently perpetuating on USA.
        The level of ignorance is unbelievable…..

        Posted by Pete O | June 30, 2020, 10:32 pm
        • Hey Pete: Maybe we should all start watching Fox News like the rest of the flat-earth viewers. But wait, I hear that Fox is starting to question some of Trump’s behavior and actually firing some of their anchors and commentators. (Note that they fire them for sexual misconduct, too). Try watching CNN and MSNBC sometime; you just might find them more believable than the Fox cult.

          Posted by Ken | July 2, 2020, 3:03 pm
          • Hey Ken, the main majority of Flat Earthers are Democrat! Nice try. I watch and read both sides and can have discussions with all … all media does us a disservice! Some more than most! Hopefully you don’t keep believing the Russian hoax , and the Hillary Dossier! Lmao! And Obama’s hope and change! He did nothing for us and the black nation. Yes, I am black . I am 61 and am disgusted with the same elected black, democrats who only promise crap during elections, The racial divide is small and the news doesn’t want my people to believe it! A lot of them would be out of jobs if they stated that! The words like systemic, white privilege, woke, unconscious bias… mean nothing! Get to the root, Inner city education, opportunity, fatherless homes, black on black crime! I have been on front lines in Chicago. To blame Trump for all of that validated history is insanity. Stop the emotional bs, There are inherent issues that could be addressed with plans, not the name calling , media baiting, divisiveness that sells stories.

            Posted by T. Right | July 4, 2020, 11:56 am
  13. Trump has promised no regulations on police brutality. He ran his campaign on that very subject. This why the police are allowing this parade to happen. The police are giving them an escort, that says all I need to know. People from other states will flood the lake, so people in our community won’t be able to enjoy the lake on a holiday that we pay taxes to enjoy.

    Posted by Deanna Pelucio | June 30, 2020, 5:03 pm
    • “No regulations on police brutality”? Where did you hear that, the Rachel Maddow show? Nice to know you’re anti-police. Next time you need the Police call Antifa or BLM. See how that works out for you!

      Posted by Kathy | July 3, 2020, 11:49 am
    • Good, now you know how hard working individuals in Seattle, Asheville, and other city’s that liberal “protests” (riots) are happening in.. not able to enjoy their own city’s!

      Posted by Bob | July 3, 2020, 6:27 pm
  14. I can’t begin to count how many passes Trump has been given! Every time you turn around, there is a scandal associated with him. Can’t wait to get this fool out of office!! November, please come quickly!!!

    Posted by Gj | June 30, 2020, 5:11 pm
    • Remember when joe Biden admitted to holding funds from Ukraine (under the Obama administration) until they fired the lead investigator investigating his own son.. now y’all dummy’s chose him to run an election against the one person you absolutely hate, not to mention all the signs of dementia.. where has joe been anyways? Haven’t heard a peep out of him.. COVID was created specifically to keep Biden out of the spotlight, 100%!

      Posted by Hunter Biden | July 3, 2020, 6:31 pm
  15. I cant believe that Cornelius Today is advertising this on Facebook during a pandemic. This is so irresponsible and disappointing. We have many different cultures that live in our community. Cornelius is not just The Peninsula. You are promoting a racist extremist group.

    Posted by Deanna Pelucio | June 30, 2020, 5:17 pm
    • What a ridiculous statement! Again with the racist comments! Give me one comment, just one that Trump has stated about any race! I can give many about Dimentia Joe Biden! I can give you many on anti-semitism in the Dem Party.. Tlaib and others … I will be waiting … and please stop watching CNN. Just think if people had discussions instead of labeling and name calling!

      Posted by T Right | July 4, 2020, 12:04 pm
  16. July 4th is supposed to be for celebrating America, not a particular person. It’s Independence Day, not Trump Day! The organizers and participants have proven the sad fact that, for Trump fans, allegiance to Trump comes ahead of allegiance to the country.

    Posted by Natasha Marcus | June 30, 2020, 6:05 pm
  17. Very disappointed that our police department is so partisan.

    Posted by Karen Asche | June 30, 2020, 9:08 pm
  18. Just consider it a “PROTEST”! That should work for you right?….

    Posted by Pete O | June 30, 2020, 10:37 pm
  19. 17,000 people at Queens Landing? These idiots are going to spread the virus all over the state. Very irresponsible Iredell County Health Department and Sheriff.

    Posted by D. Pelucio | July 1, 2020, 10:58 am
    • To paraphrase a comment by Leonard Pitts: Someday I will die.This I grudgingly accept. I have no idea how it will happen…maybe a tree will fall on me or I’ll eat tainted shellfish, or I’ll be struck by lightning. But this much I guarantee. It won’t be from listening to carnival barkers, political halfwits or geniuses wearing MAGA hats who think they know more than the PhDs, MDs and RNs about COVID.

      Posted by Sandy B | July 1, 2020, 9:54 pm
  20. People will be on their BOATS….most likely farther than 6 feet from other boats in this parade! Why are anti-Trump comments on this post claiming it puts people at risk for COVID? And yet the street protests/riots were okay? The anti-Trump people cannot even see the insanity in their own comments.

    Posted by Heidi | July 2, 2020, 11:26 am
    • Heidi: Not to worry about Covid. Trump tells us most every day that it never existed or that it is disappearing (“I hope…”). He and his top aids are telling us (even again today when we hit 50,000 new cases) that there are just a few “embers” or “flames” remaining in remote areas. So don’t worry about the “insane anti-Trumpers” because they are going to follow the “science” (something Trumpers don’t like because it refutes the lies). And don’t worry about you Trumpers because he will protect you from the non-existant Covid-19. After all, Trump was sent here by God to save us. Right?

      Posted by Ken | July 2, 2020, 3:17 pm
  21. Listen to All the fake news mongers.
    Hiding in your basements with Uncle Joe.
    What will you do on November 4th when you lose….again!!!

    Posted by Trump Pence supporter | July 4, 2020, 2:06 pm

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