In an historic moment after an historic election, firefighters at LaGuardia Airport in New York City gave Donald Trump’s plane a salute normally reserved for Air Force One, a sign of respect for the new president-elect.
As the plane taxied down the runway, two firetrucks began a water cannon salute to what some affectionately refer to as Trump Force One.
Firefighters and supporters were also lined up alongside the runway, waving and cheering as his plane rolled on by.
— Son of Marine (@Donwood72) November 10, 2016
Via Fox News Insider:
Trump Force One” received a special send-off at New York’s Laguardia Airport this morning.
Two Port Authority vehicles gave the Boeing 757 a “water salute,” spraying massive hoses to form arches over the president-elect’s aircraft while it taxied on the runway.
Trump was departing the Big Apple for Washington, D.C., where he was set to meet with President Obama at the White House.
The water salute is typically done for Air Force One, visiting world leaders and military officials. It was also done for heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Jon Scott said on Happening Now.
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As for vice president-elect Mike Pence, well, his plane got the same show of respect.
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence is DC-bound. His plane also got the Port Authority Police Dept. water salute treatment as it taxied at LGA. pic.twitter.com/RrP7HMFfE1
— Dan Gallo (@dangallo) November 10, 2016
Kudos to the Port Authority firefighters for showing a sign of respect for the man who will be leading our nation out of the Obama years.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider