More than a thousand demonstrators swarmed Washington, D.C., on Saturday in a show of support for, whose loss to President-elect was determined exactly one week ago.
The “Million MAGA March” didn’t quite live up to its name, though more than a thousand Trump supporters did show up on Freedom Plaza in a show of solidarity with the president, who has spent the last week desperately seeking to overturn the results of the election by falsely claiming widespread voter fraud.
Accompanying Trump supporters was a large contingent of Proud Boys,whose accomplishments include “stand by.” Other militia groups, including the , and members of the were also present, according to .
Followers of theattended the rally as well, along with disinformation peddler , Will Sommer.
Demonstrators came out to support Trump’s baseless claims that widespread voter fraud in states that Trump lost by thousands of votes means that Biden’s Electoral College victory is illegitimate. Trump and his legal teamof the alleged fraud and have lost multiple court battles in the process. Trump’s refusal to submit to reality has also caused him to , which has accurately called the election for Biden.
White nationalist Nick Fuentes, who once, was alongside others: “Fox News sucks.”
Counter-protestors also made their voices heard, though they were largely. As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had been reported.
While Trump encouraged his supporters to come out on Saturday in a tweet that also teased his own appearance, the president could only be bothered for a drive-by wave. Multiple videos on Twitter showed the president’s motorcade roll past his most ardent supporters, waving through a window on his way to Sterling, Virginia, where he planned to play golf for the day.
Some supporters chanted “Four more years!” as the motorcade drove by,. But when the march ends, and Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20, Trump’s supporters ― much like the president himself ― will have to face a harsh reality: There won’t be another four years of the Trump presidency.