Tens of thousands of hardline Donald Trump supporters rally in Washington | ITV News
Earlier it was reported that the metropolitan police are preparing for possible riots during the demonstration
US President Donald Trump spoke at a rally of his supporters in Washington on Wednesday morning, as Congress prepares for a joint meeting to formally tally the Electoral College vote..
Then the President, recalling his election victory in 2016, announced that the current elections were «stolen» left radicals.
He also made the claim that states want to vote again..
Touching upon the issue of demolition and dismantling of a number of monuments in US cities during his speech, the President spoke in favor of preserving historical memory.
President accused the authorities «hesitant» states in irregularities during the electoral process.
Addressing his supporters, Trump called the 2020 presidential election the most corrupt in U.S. history. He also expressed his gratitude to the legislators who announced their intention to challenge the results of the vote..
Thousands of Trump supporters, including members of far-right groups, gathered on Wednesday in Ellipse Park in downtown Washington..
«Large crowds», – the president wrote in «Twitter».
«Our electoral process is worse than in the countries of the third world», – he added.
During the rally, one of the president’s sons, Eric Trump, asked the crowd: «Is there anyone who really thinks Joe Biden won this election??»
There were screams in response «Not».
«They can lie, they can cheat, they can steal. My father founded a movement and this movement will never die», – said Eric Trump.
Earlier it was reported that the metropolitan police are preparing for possible riots during the demonstration. The leader of the far-right Proud Boys («Proud guys») Henry Tarrio on charges of damaging property during a December protest. He was subsequently released from custody with orders to leave Washington and not return until the trial. Several more people were detained on Tuesday.
Vice President Mike Pence will chair the joint congressional meeting. Trump urged him not to certify election results in states where he lost by a narrow margin, although Pence does not have such authority.. «The Vice President is empowered to reject fraudulent electors», – Trump wrote in «Twitter» Tuesday.
Some Republican lawmakers are set to challenge the results in a number of states. These efforts are likely to be in vain, but can delay the approval process..