Tuesday 22 August 2017

How I rolled into DC on the bikers' Trumpmobile

Bikers for Trump may sound like a scary crew - but they're a lovely bunch, says Barbara McCarthy as she hitches a ride

Mad machine: Barbara McCarthy, Pastor Martti and the Trumpmobile at Arlington Cemetery
Mad machine: Barbara McCarthy, Pastor Martti and the Trumpmobile at Arlington Cemetery

Popular thought could lead you to believe that Bikers for Trump are a bunch of vigilante red necks from cowtown, but as it turned out they were just lovely.

When I heard they were going to 'Ride to the Capital' for the inauguration of their president, I made my way to Arlington Cemetery to see if I could catch them as they came to remember fallen comrades.

I was in the throws of chatting to a Vietnam War veteran when I heard "I've been driving all night, my hands wet on the wheel etc..." by Golden Earring blaring as 70-odd bikers loudly entered the place of remembrance.

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