The soon to be ex-President gets a boost from adoring supporters…
A week after the election was called for Joe Biden, thousands of President Trump’s supporters gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday to falsely claim that the race had been stolen from the man they adore — who soon decided to welcome them in person.
“He drove right past me. I saw him. He waved right past me,” one man said, squatting to collect himself.
A group of women huddled around their phone, looking at a video they took of Trump’s appearance.
“He looked fake,” one said. “I’m still shaking.”
As his most ardent fans remained in Washington to fight for what many of them considered to be among the most important causes of their lifetimes, the president headed to Trump National in the Virginia suburbs for a round of golf…..
The president’s backers, who include white nationalists, conspiracy theorists and far-right activists from across the country, carried Trump flags and signs demanding action that was already being taken: “Count the legal votes.”
For many Trump supporters, his image as an inveterate winner was a big part of the appeal. Giving up on the president who made them feel like winners seems like a betrayal.
Last week, nearly 80 percent of Americans, including about 6 in 10 Republicans, said in a Reuters/IPSOS poll that Biden had won. But Trump voters such as Elijah Pitts, 40, maintain that the president prevailed — “by a landslide.”
Pitts, a Lansing, Mich., construction worker wearing a Trump 2020 knit hat as he walked his dogs one day last week, said too many Republicans have given up too soon, “quitting quickly and tucking their tail between their legs.”…
image…People wave to President Donald Trump’s motorcade Saturday as it drives past Freedom Plaza as supporters gathered for the Million MAGA March in D.C.. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)