The event is set to take place in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, one week after the fake news networks prematurely projected that Trump had lost the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump will continue to refuse to concede the race and the Saturday events seem intended to bolster him.
“I think it’s going to be quite large, um, from what I’m hearing, don’t have an estimate for you,” McEnany said on Fox News when asked about the event.
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Groups are reportedly preparing for the event, with one gathering scheduled to take place at the Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, D.C., at 12 p.m. with a march to the Supreme Court at 2 p.m.
A counterprotest called “F— MAGA” has also been planned by All Out DC to happen nearby.
The groups involved include Stop the Steal DC, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, according to a report by DCist.
Politico reported that groups such as Women for America First, the Right Side Broadcasting Network and Infowars’s Owen Schroyer are among those promoting or organizing events. It also reported that a prominent white nationalist who leads the Groyper Army group is setting up rallies in swing states and in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Some groups are saying hundreds or thousands could show up Saturday.
“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 said Thursday after being asked about the event.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is preparing for Saturday.
“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,” she said.