White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany expects the turnout to be ‘quite large’
Supporters of President Donald Trump will descend on the nation’s capital this weekend for the Million MAGA March.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany expects the turnout on November 14 to be “quite large.”
“I think it’s going to be quite large, um, from what I’m hearing, don’t have an estimate for you,” McEnany said Thursday on Fox News, The Hill reports.
“People want to show up and have their voice heard. I mean this president — look, he got more votes than any Republican nominee, or for president I should say, in the history of our country and indeed he got more Republican votes as any nominee in the history of our party back in 2016,” McEnany added.
More than a dozen pro-Trump groups are behind the rally. The groups reportedly include Stop the Steal DC, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. Counterprotests are expected to go down nearby.
“People poured their hearts into voting against Trump. They fought through outrageous moves by Trump and the Republi-fascists to deny them the vote. And Biden has decisively won, and they rightly celebrated,” said Andy Zee, of Refuse Fascism, one of the anti-MAGA groups expected at the event. “We must not allow the Trump/Pence regime to illegitimately overturn this election. That is why it is so urgent that people come out on Saturday to say no to Trump still trying to steal the election.”
The Million MAGA March will take place amid Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him via widespread voter fraud.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is preparing for what is expected to be an overwhelming turnout by the MAGA movement.
“We continue to follow those activities and be prepared for those activities. Our police chief will have a similar posture this weekend as he did last week. And we will be there to support peaceful exercise of First Amendment demonstrations,” Bowser said.
Washington does not have open carry gun laws, so Bowser has warned police to handle any protester seen with firearms.
“The gun laws here are different than in other places. People who have a permit to carry a weapon can carry a weapon. We call it a concealed carry permit,” she added.
Have you subscribed to theGrio’s podcast “Dear Culture”? Download our newest episodes now!
TheGrio is now on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. Download theGrio today!
The post Trump supporters organizing ‘Million MAGA March’ in DC appeared first on TheGrio.