WASHINGTON — Harley-riding veterans burned rubber and blasted Guns N’ Roses at the White House on Friday as part of an event celebrating the nation’s military.
More than a dozen members of veterans service organization AMVETS were honored at the event with President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie ahead of the Memorial Day holiday where Trump praised their service and touted his support among bikers.
In a video of the event, bikers with Rolling Thunder, an advocacy group which aims to raise awareness of prisoners of war, can be seen loudly rumbling through the White House grounds, performing laps of the South Lawn to the tune of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses.
The president walked onto the Blue Room balcony after Survivor’s 1980s ballad “Eye Of The Tiger” played and he smiled and waved as the bikers tore past him below.
He implored the veterans to vote for him in November, telling them “we don’t want to destroy this county,” and touted his “98 percent approval” among bikers.
The massive “Rolling To Remember” rally which attracts hundreds of thousands of riders to Washington each Memorial Day weekend was cancelled this year amid the coronavirus pandemic and will instead be virtual.