Rolling Thunder 30 – 900,000 Bikes and High Level Govt Official
The difference between the Obama Administration and the Trump Administration couldn’t be clearer – this year Rolling Thunder 30 had a rider among them no one was expecting: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It was a signal that the years of trying to limit the number of bikes and actively trying to stop the ride are over. At least 900,000 motorcycles participated- and the folks were thrilled.
“We knew T-Rex was awesome, but who knew T-Rex was Rolling Thunder level awesome?” Twitter post
Tillerson hopped on his Harley and joined right in with the bikers who descended on Washington DC for the 30th Annual motorcycle ride that was originally created to honor veterans and bring awareness of POW/MIA military service members.
Thanks to Trump for picking Rex!pic.twitter.com/OzbDOU0Mqp
— Susie ?????? (@5U5ie777) May 28, 2017
Tillerson was a hit at the ride. From Obama and his crew riding their trikes, oops I mean bicycles,um…never mind. This tweet says it all:
Rolling Thunder 2017 with Secretary of State
??Rex the T-Rex Tillerson ??
?Leading from Behind ?John Kerry? pic.twitter.com/qrhQCbVeLw
— ??MAGAPOTUS?? (@Trump45Michael) May 29, 2017
There was a handful other legislators who participated, but the mere presence of a high level US official who took the time to pose for pictures with the bikers was something of a sensation.
Out of 90,000 motorcycle riders participating in Rolling Thunder, I found US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strapping on his helmet. pic.twitter.com/tCaeFTiinQ
— Paul Richards (@RichardsAFP) May 29, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mounts up to drive a Harley-Davidson on the 30th Anniversary of Rolling Thunder pic.twitter.com/oTn0ZFLGJO
— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 28, 2017
Patriotism is back! ??
— CNN is Wrong ?? (@wrong_) May 28, 2017
— Lactem (@motorbikeone) May 28, 2017
Hero! Rolling Thunder 2017! pic.twitter.com/aKLUqoYLcC
— Jill (@jihchs) May 28, 2017
Rolling Thunder 2017 POW MIA No one left behind. pic.twitter.com/tt2uAN8QAi
— Maria Foster (@Mariaimd1) May 28, 2017
— K-LOVE News (@KLOVEnews) May 29, 2017
— News from the World (@World360News) May 29, 2017
— SSGT DISABLED VET (@bobsacard) May 30, 2017
— Ashala Faircrest (@AshalaFaircrest) May 30, 2017