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Trump to Speak at Annual Motorcycle Rally in DC
As one of the world's largest motorcycle rallies rolls into the American capital this weekend, one person will be hoping the rumble of hundreds of thousands of bikes will draw even more attention to his presidential run.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be in Washington on Sunday to lend his support for the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride.
Trump is scheduled to speak at the event, according to Bloomberg Politics, which first reported on his plans.
"I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign, and now I want to be supportive of them," Trump said in a statement. "I look forward to it!"
Motorcycle enthusiasts have frequently attended Trump campaign rallies to show their support for the candidate they believe is different from career politicians whom they accuse of degrading the military and ignoring veterans.
The bikers have shown support despite Trump's remarks last year that disparaged one of America's most famous prisoners of war, Senator John McCain.
“I don’t like losers,” Trump said at the Iowa Family Leadership meeting in July 2015. At the same event, when asked about McCain, who was described by the questioner as a “war hero,” Trump responded, “He’s not a war hero.”
He went on: “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”