On Saturday, President Trump's motorcade drove through a series of Trump rallies in downtown Washington D.C. According to the New York Times, the president was headed to his private golf course in Sterling, Virginia. In case you forgot, the president was also golfing when he found out he lost the presidential election exactly a week ago today.
The rallies are part of the ongoing protests related to Trump's loss. Ever since that fateful day, his supporters have been gathering sporadically to contest the election results and show support for Trump's inane and illegitmate legal battle against President-elect Joe Biden's victory. On Friday, Trump's chances of winning that battle dimmed even further when, according to CNN, nine of the cases he filed were denied or dropped.
Yet despite the losses, his supporters still gather. Saturday's events included three seperate rallies—the "Million Maga March," a "Stop the Steal" rally, and a "Women for Trump" caravan. According to the Washingtonian, hundreds of Trump supporters flew to D.C. to attend the rallies. On Friday, President Trump condoned the gatherings and tweeted that he might "stop by and say hello."
Heartwarming to see all of the tremendous support out there, especially the organic Rallies that are springing up all over the Country, including a big one on Saturday in D.C. I may even try to stop by and say hello. This Election was Rigged, from Dominion all the way up & down!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2020
While the president licks his wounds on the back nine, and his supporters unwindulax beside the "Infowars" tank, the rest of country is preparing to hunker down again amidst a record-shattering surge in daily Coronavirus cases. Data from The Washington Post reveals that the country is now "recording more new cases than ever—well over 100,000 per day." And unlike in the spring, when the virus was most present in densely populated cities like New York, it now appears to be peaking everywhere.
On Friday, President-elect Biden urged President Trump to take the virus seriously saying, "I am the president-elect, but I will not be president until next year. The crisis does not respect dates on the calendar, it is accelerating right now.” Unfortunately, his message seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
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