KENILWORTH, NJ - Many Kenilworth residents gathered along the Boulevard Saturday morning to watch over a hundred vehicles pass by in a political truck parade showing support for President Trump. There were also residents who came out to show that they did not support Trump or his views. Despite the differences in both parties, Kenilworth residents remained civil.
The truck caravan started at the AMC Loews 10 in Mountainside on Route 22 coming through Kenilworth along the way before meeting up with supporters in Garwood and heading to a rally in North Bedminster. The Kenilworth Police Department were prepared and managed the parade safely as it lasted about 25 minutes.
As Trump flags waived high and horns honked, there were also flags stating dissatisfaction and frustration with the president. Trump Trunk participants from around Union County expressed on social media how nice and civil Kenilworth was compared to the other towns they went through.
“My friend and I rode in the parade and it was great to see so much support in Kenilworth” Leslie Gutierrez a participant who lives in Roselle Park said. “I also have to give credit to the group not in favor of Trump who kept it civil. They stood respectively next to Trump supporters voicing their opinions. What matters most is both sides showing respect for one another.”
Kenilworth resident Jennifer Wetzel another participant in the parade stated “I am comfortable they shook their heads and yelled, but other than that none of us had issues with each other. We left them alone, and they left us alone.”
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.