I don’t care what your political position is. . .this story is just awesome! Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, joined almost one million bikers on Sunday as a rider in a huge caravan of motorcycles that rode from the Pentagon to the National Mall and the Vietnam Memorial. And he didn’t look like a politician dressed up in a motorcycle outfit; He looked authentic!
A video that you can watch below was posted on YouTube showing Tillerson posing for pictures with other bikers and preparing to mount his own bike for the trip. This caravan is an annual tradition that began in the late 1980s as a way to honor the U.S. military and to support the ongoing search for U.S. soldiers who remained prisoners of war or were missing in action following the Vietnam War.
Those who reported on this event could hardly contain themselves. “O.K., this is just buckets of all-American awesome,” the post on Conservative Treehouse stated. “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson rides with Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Memorial Day and salute our armed forces.
“We knew T-Rex was awesome, but who knew T-Rex was Rolling Thunder level awesome?” said the post.
— Victor Martinez (@vjmar1) May 28, 2017
The Guardian posted photos of the procession with a photograph of the Secretary of State and a caption that read: “U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stand with Rolling Thunder, Inc. founder Artie Muller (3rd-R) and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin (R) as opening remarks are delivered at the Pentagon of Washington, D.C. in honor of Memorial Day.”
The Diplomatic Security Service also posted a photo on its Facebook page and wrote: “DSS special agents provided security for Secretary Tillerson today at #RollingThunder2017 in Washington, D.C. The Secretary and two of the special agents assigned to his DSS Protective Detail rode motorcycles in the event. #honoringvets.”
Again, regardless of what you think about Rex Tillerson, he rocked this scene. For many of us, he should now be known as T-Rex! What do you say?