Thousands March in Washington for Trump

Many appear to be students from Liberty University in Virginia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 26, 2020 5:00 PM CDT
Thousands Pack the National Mall for Trump
Followers of Franklin Graham pray at the base of the Washington Monument as they march from the Lincoln Memorial to Capitol Hill, during the Prayer March at the National Mall, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

(Newser) – Thousands of people packed the National Mall in downtown Washington on Saturday to pray and show their support for President Trump, the AP reports. The march, which stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol, was held just hours before Trump was set to announce he was nominating a conservative judge for the Supreme Court. Few in the crowd wore masks. Some sported red caps with the words "Let's Make America Godly Again," a play on Trump's signature MAGA caps.

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking from the steps of the memorial, said he came to extend Trump’s "greetings and gratitude" and asked them to pray for the new Supreme Court nominee. The march was organized by the Rev. Franklin Graham, a prominent conservative evangelical and Trump supporter. Many in the crowd appeared to be students of Liberty University in Virginia. (See who Trump nominated for the court and how liberal commentators reacted.)

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