Still defiant, Trump greets crowd of supporters in US capital

Donald Trump has greeted thousands of supporters in the United States capital on Saturday, as the president still refuses to concede defeat to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden following the November 3 election.

Trump was met by cheers and applause as his limousine drove from the White House onto Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday morning. Some attendees climbed walls and other structures for a view of the president’s motorcade as it did a circuit around nearby Freedom Plaza.

The demonstrators, who gathered as part of various events including what was dubbed a “Million MAGA [Make America Great Again] March”, chanted “USA! USA!”, “We want Trump! We want Trump!” and “Four more years! Four more years!”.

Echoing Trump himself, many of the Republican leader’s supporters have refused to acknowledge the results of the US presidential election, saying they believe widespread fraud took place. That allegation has been dismissed by experts and election officials as baseless.

Trump later took to twitter, saying “we will win!” and retweeting a video of his supporters singing the US national anthem.

Pro-Trump rallies were expected to take place in cities across the country on Saturday to show support for the president, who has only made one public address since Biden was declared the winner of the vote last Saturday.

 

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