Thousands march in D.C. after Trump’s election fraud claims
Among the Trump fans were scores of members of the Proud Boys group
On Saturday, President Donald Trump waved at protestors as his motorcade slowly drove through the crowds. On his way to his golf course in Sterling, VA, Trump wore a red cap as he sat inside the presidential limousine.
The president pushed ahead with his lawsuits to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory as tens of thousands of his supporters marched through downtown Washington to support his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.
According to Reuters, Trump’s lawsuits have not gotten very far in the courts. Biden has received congratulatory calls from world leaders and has begun the work of forming his cabinet.
On Friday Trump told reporters, “time will tell” who occupies the White House on Inauguration Day, January 20, and for the first time, he sounded doubtful about his prospects.
Trump supporters were out in full force on Saturday. Carrying flags, they chanted “Stop the Steal!” and “We are the Champions!” as they marched from Freedom Plaza, near the White House to the U.S. Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill.
Among the marchers were scores of members of the Proud Boys group. Clad in black, some wore helmets and ballistic vests. Small counter-demonstrations were staged by some left-wing groups, and Reuters witnessed only one scuffle.
Nevertheless, the protestors were fired up, showing their support for the president in a number of ways.
Donald Tarca Jr., who traveled to Washington from West Palm Beach, Florida, held an enormous flag imprinted with a gigantic portrait of Trump.
“I think it was rigged on multiple fronts,” Tarca said, referring to the election. “Also the media was so biased that they convinced millions of voters to vote for Biden. They hate Trump.”
Meanwhile Biden has pressed ahead, preparing for his presidency. Biden and his wife, Jill took a leisurely bike ride on Saturday morning in Delaware, and were accompanied by secret service agents.
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