“Until Donald Trump accepts the results, I won’t accept them either. Kevin, a 52-year veteran, sums up the thinking of tens of thousands of protesters who marched in Washington on Saturday in support of the incumbent Republican president. In the crowd, several militias and extreme right groups, like the “Proud Boys”, some famous figures, like Alex Jones, propagator of conspiracy theories, but also ordinary Americans, like Kevin, who came by bus from Cleveland on purpose, in Ohio.
“Joe Biden didn’t win and never will. You can’t steal an election in the United States, ”he insists, walking towards Congress, a star-spangled banner in his hand. No evidence of large-scale fraud has been provided so far. And the Republicans’ lawsuits are rejected one after the other. This does not prevent Kevin from accusing the Democratic camp of having defrauded by “hacking computer systems, voting by mail or even preventing the observation of the count”.
“Donald Trump is probably the most hated president but also the most loved”
Suzanna, a resident of New Jersey, makes the same accusations. She is calling for a recount of the votes in her state where Biden was projected as the winner. And it takes again word for word the elements of language of Donald Trump, who never ceases to oppose “legal votes” and “illegal votes”: “If Joe Biden ends up winning, when we have recounted only the legal votes, then I will not. I will have no problem accepting the results. However, such a scenario is unlikely to happen, according to Suzanna: “I have lost all confidence in our electoral system. “
A few meters from her, a young woman wearing a “Biden” cap taunts the demonstrators, especially those – many – who do not wear a mask: “Bye bye losers”, “Bye bye racists”, cries- she to those she meets. Suzanna, who is well aware of being in hostile territory in this city with a large Democratic majority, does not let herself be impressed: “Donald Trump is probably the most hated president but also the most loved”, she smiles under her Trump cap. 2020. In the morning, the latter crossed the crowd while remaining in his vehicle before going… golfing. A little later, he tweeted a photo of the demonstration accompanied by a comment that does not augur an imminent unblocking of the ongoing institutional crisis: “We are going to WIN! “
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr