The turnout at the march in support of President Trump in our nation’s capitol, centered on Freedom Plaza near the White House, has been impressive, to say the least. Using a photo of the sea of people from a bird’s eye view, estimated to be in the tens of thousands, is being described as “inspiring” on Twitter. It’s hard to disagree with that description, unless you’re against the MAGA movement and are desperate to usher in a Biden/Harris presidency without question, investigation, and certification of the election results.
While this is actually a very peaceful, positive, energetic “protest” against the contested results of the 2020 presidential election, left-leaning mainstream news outlets see it as an eyesore and danger to society. It doesn’t matter than just a few days ago, a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd (much smaller in size, we should note) gathered in Washington, DC to celebrate the presumed Biden victory which was praised across all media outlets, including the once conservative Fox News network. Fox News anchors mocked and questioned the point of all of these people showing up to support President Trump in their Saturday morning shows where where their correspondents went live from the scene.
NPR also has a differed view of this impressive amount of Trump support, claiming in their headline of the event that just “hundreds” of Trump supporters gathered. That claim was later changed in their piece to say “thousands” as photo proof shows their verbal bias of this enormous event. In that same article, they focused on how many marchers were mask-less, the presence of Proud Boys there, as well as other negative approaches to a positive scene, by including these tweets in their story.
Thousands of (mostly mask-less)Trump supporters have descended on downtown. They’re shouting “four more years” and “USA!” pic.twitter.com/V9CTYHQnXq
— Debbie Truong (@debbietruong) November 14, 2020
Dozens of Proud Boys gather for the Million MAGA March in DC. pic.twitter.com/JekvxqoOkV
— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) November 14, 2020
.@MayorBowser @ChiefNewsham is allowing the @DCPoliceDept to do nothing while Trump supporters with no Mask destroy the Black Lives Matter Memorial and incite violence. They want a Riot on the Plaza. #BlackLivesMatter #DefendBlackLives pic.twitter.com/USOHWjZoEu
— Black Lives Matter DC (@DMVBlackLives) November 14, 2020