Trump Motorcade Drives By Right-Wing Supporters At ‘Million MAGA March’ In D.C.
Although President Donald Trump’s chances at earning a second term are dwindling, especially after he was handed a series of legal defeats from key swing states on Friday, his supporters have yet to relent. On Saturday morning, thousands of maskless pro-Trump citizens swarmed the streets of Washington. D.C., for the “Million MAGA March.” Groups gathered at Freedom Plaza at noon local time to listen to speeches before marching over to the Supreme Court.
Members of far-right groups, including the Proud Boys, who were seen wearing helmets and bullet-proof vests, were in attendance. And far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones addressed the cheering crowd. Protesters blared “God Bless the USA” and waved flags with messages reading “Trump 2020: Keep America great,” “All aboard the Trump train!,” “Women for Trump” and “Trump 2020: Pro life, pro God, pro gun.”
As the afternoon wore on, tensions rose as pro-Trump participants were met by roughly 300 counter-protestors who carried Black Lives Matter and Antifa signs. “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,”one counter-protester with a bullhorn chanted.
There were brief but intense clashes between the groups, with people spewing profanity, shouting threats, throwing punches and launching bottles. Police officers had to forcefully separate multiple altercations and eventually formed lines to separate the two groups.
But protesters were not the only members in attendance. As he headed off to his golf club in Sterling, Virginia, Trump and his motorcade drove through the Freedom Plaza to help energize his supporters.