Unity Bridge coming to Villagers for Trump golf cart rally touting freedom over socialism

Members of Villagers for Trump are encouraging those who want to participate in a golf cart rally to join them Monday afternoon in Lake Sumter Landing – where a special guest will be on hand.

David Gee, right, founder of Villagers for Trump, and his wife, Lynette, take part in an October 2018 parade that included 383 golf carts and about 800 people showing their support for the president and the slate of GOP candidates running in the November election.

The event, titled “Stop Socialism/Choose Freedom,” kicks off at 5 p.m. from the Barnes and Noble parking lot. Those participating are encouraged to wear red, white and blue or “Trump gear.” And they are being asked to decorate their golf carts and arrive at the popular bookstore’s parking lot by 4 p.m.

The rally, one of many put on by the fast-growing organization in the past year, will include an appearance by the 50-foot-long Trump Unity Bridge. Owner Robert Cortis toured the 48 contiguous states in 2016 and gave out more than 100,000 bumper stickers. This year alone, he has made 140 stops across the country and will be handing out Trump 2020 bumper stickers and flags to those attending the rally.

The 50-foot-long Trump Unity Bridge is scheduled to be at Monday’s Villagers for Trump golf cart rally, which departs from the Barnes and Noble parking lot in Lake Sumter Landing at 5 p.m.

An international film crew also is expected to cover the rally, as it is scheduled to be included in a European television series on U.S. retirement communities. And Monday’s event is one of 360 parades being put on across the country in conjunction with Tea Party Patriot group, said Sue Cianci, co-chair of the Villagers for Trump Action Committee.

Villagers for Trump, which was formed by Founder David Gee a little over a year ago and already boasts more than 1,000 members, has held several successful golf cart rallies. Those include:

Top: Mary and Bill Lefferts, of the Village of Liberty Park, pose with their Trump-themed golf cart before the Villagers for Trump golf cart parade this past October. Bottom, from left: Villagers Henrietta Amey and her brother, Bob Kloosterman. Members of the Filipino-American Club show their support for President Trump. Mary and Bill Hoffman, of the Village of Woodbury.

Before the official formation of Villagers For Trump, conservative Villagers – many of whom now belong to the organization – also staged several golf cart rallies. Those included:

Villagers for Trump also has a history of bringing in high profile speakers at its monthly meetings. Some of those have included indicted former Trump adviser Roger Stone; local World War II veteran Irving Locker, who was featured in President’s Trump’s January State of the Union address; Florida State Sen. Dennis Baxley; former campaign managers and authors Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie; and DeSantis, who visited during his campaign on the eve of a nationally televised rally with Trump in Tampa.

In addition, Villagers for Trump Vice President Jim Volpe, visited with the president at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in November and showed him the program from the group’s October Trump Day Dinner. And in January, Gee and his wife, Lynette, attended the Governor’s Ball in Tallahassee and posed for a photograph with District 33 State Rep. Brett Hage and his wife, Candice.

Members of Villagers for Trump prepare to make a lap around Spanish Springs Town Square during a golf cart parade this past August.
January’s Villagers for Trump ‘Build The Wall” parade featured 378 golf carts decked out in patriotic themes.