SANFORD, Fla. — President Donald Trump made a quick stop in Central Florida on Monday, taking part in a private roundtable discussion and fundraiser at a private home.
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Air Force One touched down at Orlando Sanford International Airport at about 10:45 a.m., and the president was greeted by a small gathering of supporters.
His motorcade then traveled to the Longwood-Maitland area to the home of supporter and Del-Air founder Bob Dello-Russo for a fundraiser.
The official schedule says the president was to take part in a roundtable discussion with supporters at the invitation-only event. He was then expected to deliver remarks at a fundraising committee luncheon.
"He's just a great man," said Judy Chastain, who arrived from Volusia County at 7:30 a.m. for a chance to see the president as his motorcade rolled down Markham Woods Road in Seminole County. "He is good to people you know, he is good for America."
She also has a message to anyone who may be on the fence for this upcoming presidential election.
"Look at America, the way it is right now. Open your eyes, do your homework, and you will vote for Trump every time."
Maria Sonksen waved her flag high and proud hoping for a chance to shake the president’s hand.
"I would say thank you so much sir," Sonksen said.
She also wanted to make sure the president had a welcoming party in Seminole County during his visit.
"We want him to see his supporters out here all along the route," Sonksen said. "I heard there’s a lot of people out at the airport too. Someone told me Bikers for Trump are out there, so that’s exciting."
Last week, Dello-Russo told Spectrum News that the Secret Service was in and out of his home that week. Also, he said guests at his home during the fundraiser would not be able to have their phones on them.
Supporters near the home said that when Trump ran for president in 2016, he was at Dello-Russo’s home, but not before shaking hands of supporters nearby.
Deputies had set up an area for protesters to stand during Trump's visit at Dello-Russo's house, but none appeared to show up.
Trump headed back to the Sanford airport at about 1 p.m. to back to Washington.
The president had planned to speak at the HIMSS Global Health Conference at the Orange County Convention Center after the fundraiser, but because of coronavirus concerns, organizers called off the conference for the first time, which had anticipated 40,000 attendees. In addition to Trump, guest speakers included Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Arianna Huffington, and Alex Rodriguez.