Donald Trump Makes Surprise Appearance At Sneaker Convention

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh February 22, 2024 9:19 PM EDT
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Former US President Donald Trump has made a surprise appearance at the Sneaker Convention in Philadelphia to continue his campaign.

His appearance comes a day after the former president was fined $355 million after a fraud trial.

“Sneakerheads, you’re sneakerheads, right? Does everybody in the room consider themselves a sneakerhead?” Trump said this in a short speech to crowd members who were both chanting for and booing at him.

At the convention, the 77-year-old politician showed off his gold “Never Surrender” high-top trainers, which cost $399. The sneakers have apparently sold out online.

“This is a slightly different audience than I’m used to, but I love this audience,” Donald Trump replied to the mixed reactions.

Trump said that he was not speaking to the Michigan audience “about a slightly different subject than trainers,” but that “it’s all part of Americana.” He later encouraged everyone to “go out and vote.”