Trump's Supporters And The Mar-a-Lago Scene
The online response to the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago property has been swift and ominous, with predictions of a resurgence of extremism and even fears of a civil war.
But for the last 24 hours outside the 17-acre Palm Beach estate Tuesday, a convoy of local and national media have far outnumbered Trump supporters.
A couple dozen Trump boosters converged on the site late Monday as news broke of the FBI's action, but by morning, even those meager ranks had begun to dwindle and had not picked up by 5 p.m.
In a written statement Monday, Trump blasted the search as politically motivated.
But Trump had decamped the estate Tuesday for a scheduled event in Bedminster, N.J. — leaving the supporters to gather outside a mostly empty property.
Those who did turn out noticeably spanned the racial and ethnic spectrum, including supporters wearing Blacks For Trump, Chinese-Americans for Trump and Latinos For Trump gear.
"We want everyone to know that we support him, and that we've got his back," Nelson Marti said.