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Trump brings supporters off street, into Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump invited some supporters in off the street to meet him at Mar-a-Lago. (Source: WPTV via CNN) President Donald Trump invited some supporters in off the street to meet him at Mar-a-Lago. (Source: WPTV via CNN)

PALM BEACH, FL (WPTV/CNN) - Supporters of President Donald Trump outside Mar-a-Lago had a busy day that culminated with a surprise invitation inside the exclusive resort.

They followed the president's movements, waving him and Vice President Mike Pence down as they traveled to and from different spots around Palm Beach.

When the president drove by on his way back from his golf course, it looked like business as usual.

"We waved to him," Valeria Bianco said. "The cars went by really fast, and we were just sitting down talking about the events of the day."

But what happened next came as a total surprise.

Bianco said someone from the president's security detail came back and picked them up.

"Invited us to go to Mar-a-Lago," Bianco said. "To get in a Secret Service van, get checked out and go to Mar-a-Lago."

Seven people total were picked up off the street and taken into a ballroom at the private estate, and them Trump himself showed up to thank them and take a few pictures.

"We stop everything to do what we're doing for President Trump and Vice President Pence because we love this country, and we love this administration, and we love what they stand for," Bianco said. "We want them to know that all the hard work they're doing is not in vain. Having said that, he acknowledged all of that, and we got to talk a little about that."

Bianco said it's not at all what she was expecting, or even hoping for, but hopes it becomes a trend.

"It was a lovely, lovely experience," Bianco said. "I just hope it happens again and again."

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