Less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit filed by Texas that sought to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory in four battleground states, supporters of President Trump descended to Washington D.C. to express their support of the president.
Americans carrying Trump flags and hats gathered at Freedom Plaza near the White House chanting “Four More Years” and “Stop The Steal” to urge President Trump to keep on fighting to stay in the White House. Organizers of the Women for America First rally were expecting 15,000 participants for the rally and march to the Supreme Court.
At one point of the event, thousands of Americans marched towards the Capitol Building and U.S. Supreme Court to show their frustration over the decision.
One speaker at the rally was retired Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, who told the crowd he was confident Trump would remain in office.
“When people ask me…on a scale of one to 10, who’s going to be the next president of the United States? I say: 10, Donald J. Trump … without hesitation.”
Last month, President Trump granted a pardon to Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian ambassador, but later claimed innocence.
“The fraud that is being perpetrated on the United States of America through this previous election is outrageous,” Flynn told the rally crowd near the White House. “It’s outrageous. We will not accept it.”
Trump, who is scheduled to attend the Army-Navy football game at West Point, appeared to be pleasantly surprised by another show of support in the Democratic stronghold of D.C.
“Wow! Thousands of people forming in Washington (D.C.) for Stop the Steal,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Didn’t know about this, but I’ll be seeing them! #MAGA“
Trump later departed the White House in the Marine One helicopter en route to New York. Crowds below cheered the “fly-over” from the commander in chief.
Trump aide Dan Scavino tweeted a picture from the sky above with a message to the crowd. “Thank you, Patriots.”