Thousands Rally for Trump

The president's motorcade draws cheers before heading to a golf course
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2020 2:30 PM CST
Thousands Rally for Trump
President Donald Trump waves to supporters from his motorcade as people gather for a march Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – Fervent supporters of President Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town, the AP reports. "I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him," one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, said from outside the Supreme Court, where a few thousand assembled after a march along Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza, near the White House. A week after the presidential race was called for Democrat Joe Biden, their fury at the prospect of a transfer of executive power showed no signs of abating, taking a cue from a president unrelenting in asserting he won an election he actually lost.

The crowd was beginning to gather in the morning when cheers rang out as Trump's limousine neared Freedom Plaza. Supporters chanted "USA, USA" and "four more years," and many carried American flags and signs to show their displeasure with the vote tally. After making the short detour for the slow drive around the site, the motorcade headed to the president’s Virginia golf club. Among the speakers was a Georgia Republican newly elected to the US House. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories, urged people to march peacefully toward the Supreme Court. The march was largely peaceful, with some tension along the margins as counterdemonstrators heckled the Trump supporters with chants of "You lost!"

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