Mr Trump refused to concede the race to Mr Biden, and he continues to falsely insist that he would have won without what he claimed were widespread election irregularities. (In fact, the country’s top election officials said there was no evidence that fraud or other irregularities played a role in the result.)
In addition to the Million MAGA March, protests by Trump’s worshipers in Washington on Saturday included a Stop the Steal rally and a Women for Trump event.
The president’s supporters traveled from across the country to participate.
“I’m blown away,” said Rachel Williams, an employee from Jasper County, Alabama, who got into a car with three friends at 5:30 p.m. Friday morning to watch the march in Washington. “I’m encouraged that America isn’t just going to bed.”
Ms Williams said there had been no fraud in her county – she registers voters as part of her job – but expressed suspicion about the election results and suggested there may have been fraud elsewhere. A group of federal, state and local election officials categorically said this week that the election “was the safest in American history” and that there was “no evidence” that the voting systems had been compromised. .
At around noon, protesters began marching toward the Capitol, hurtling down Pennsylvania Avenue for over an hour, and rallying again around the Capitol building and outside the Supreme Court.
“We want Trump to know that we love everything he’s done, especially for Hispanics,” said Anthony Cabassa, 33, who held a flag that read “Defiant.”
“He woke us up,” said Cabassa, who had flown from Los Angeles. “Whether you’re on the left or on the right, he’s woken up a lot of people.”