'Trump Unity Bridge' stops in Bismarck

Aug 3, 2018

A man and his son from Livonia, Michigan are travelling the country with a float he calls the “Trump Unity Bridge.”

Rob Cortis called it his “4-48” tour, to visit the “four corners of the continental United States and the lower 48" states. He stopped in Bismarck, and is on his way to Sturgis for the motorcycle rally.

Cortis said he and his son built the display, which is festooned with Trump slogans, such as “Make America Great Again,” and flags. He used a real metal walking bridge.

"The Pope said Trump needs to be building bridges, not walls," Cortis said. "And I said, 'You know what? I have a bridge, so I will build a unity bridge.'"

He went to a scrapyard, bought a bunch of stop signs, and put the slogans on those signs.

"We are encouraging people to share positivity," Cortis said. "Stop the negativity, and let's make America better."

Cortis said if a person doesn't like Trump, that person could still make a difference by being positive.

"That's what we're trying to tell everybody," Cortis said. "It's working."

Cortis said he leaves no doubt about where he stands – he was handing out “Trump 2020” bumper stickers.