MAGA fans rolled into DC for the second day as they continued to support Trump and his baseless claims of voter fraud.
“We’ll never give up. We’ll never concede,” Trump said.
“We will not take it anymore.”
Trump insisted: “This was not a close election.”
He later questioned: “Does anybody really believe Joe had 80million votes?”
Despite claims from Trump and his supporters, elections officials have repeatedly said there’s zero evidence of fraud that would alter the outcome of the election.
Trump then slammed late-night vote counting in the presidential election as “explosions of bulls***.”
He again pushed Vice President Mike Pence to “do the right thing” and fight Biden’s win.
“I hope Mike is gonna do the right thing,” Trump said. “I hope so, I hope so, because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election.”
Trump urged: “Mike Pence has to agree to send it back.”
As Trump spoke, Pence released a statement, stating that while members of Congress have the right to object election results, he will not block its certification.
“It is my considered judgement that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence said.
He added: “Four years ago, surrounded by my family, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution which ended with the words, ‘So help me God,'” Pence said.
“Today I want to assure the American people that I will keep the oath I made to them and I will keep the oath I made to Almighty God.
“When the Join Session of Congress convenes today, I will do my duty to seeto it that we open the certificates of the Electors of the several states, we hear objections raised by Senators and Representatives and, and we count the votes of the Electoral College for President and Vice President in a manner consistent with our Constitution, laws, and history,” he wrote.
“These people are not going to take it any longer,” Trump said of crowds during his speech.
Trump claimed when Biden enters office “our country will be destroyed and we’re not going to stand for that.”
Trump falsely claimed if Biden is sworn in: “you’ll have an illegitimate president.”
He also hit at Republicans who “turned a blind eye.”
Trump continued to rant, making unsubstantiated and false claims of election fraud and blasting a “corrupt system.”
“Make no mistake, this election was stolen from me, you, and this country,” he alleged.
He told the crowd “I could go on forever.”
Thousands were seen packed together in the nation’s capital as they marched to protest the election results and Biden’s win.
As the crowds gathered for the second day, around a dozen Republican Senators are expected to object to certifying the election results in the Congress vote.
Among those to protest the result are Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Josh Hawley of Missouri.
Addressing crowds, Trump shouted out several Senators who said they would oppose the result.
Many crowd-goers were seen without masks and very little social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporters waved Trump and American flags, and sported MAGA gear.
Some held signs that read things like “stop the steal” and “do not certify”.
Trump said in a tweet late Tuesday that he would speak at the event at 11am.
“I will be speaking at the SAVE AMERICA RALLY tomorrow on the Ellipse at 11AM Eastern,” Trump tweeted.
“Arrive early — doors open at 7AM Eastern. BIG CROWDS!”
Trump’s son, Eric, was seen addressing crowds ahead of his father.
Eric Trump said his father “will never, ever, ever stop fighting for you. Never”
“We as a family will never ever stop fighting for you. We love this country,” he added.
Trump’s other son, Donald Trump Jr., then hit at people “who did nothing to stop the steal.”
“This isn’t their Republican Party anymore. This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party!” Donald Trump Jr. claimed.
He told crowds of fighting election results: “You can either be a hero, or you can be a zero.”
Ahead of his speech, President Trump baselessly ranted about election fraud on social media.
“The States want to redo their votes. They found out they voted on a FRAUD. Legislatures never approved. Let them do it. BE STRONG!” Trump tweeted.
One speaker told the crowd when speaking of Covid: “Turn to the person next to you and give them a hug.”
He added: “Go ahead, spread it out.”
Clashes were seen between cops and MAGA supporters following the rallies.
Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court building, Freedom Plaza, and Black Lives Matter Plaza to show support for Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims.
From Tuesday into Wednesday, ten people were arrested, The Washington Post reported.
Those arrested hailed from Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia, according to the outlet.
One person was found to have a gun at Freedom Plaza, as two handguns and one rifle were confiscated, The Post reported.