US Election 2020 live – 'Million MAGA' marchers chant 'No Trump, No Peace' amid fears over President's new 'I won' tweet

US Election 2020 live – 'Million MAGA' marchers chant 'No Trump, No Peace' amid fears over President's new 'I won' tweet

11/16/2020

DONALD Trump supporters have taken part in a 'Million MAGA March', threatening chaos if the President isn't allowed a second term.

Chanting 'No Trump, No Peace', tens of thousands hit the streets of Washington DC to claim Joe Biden "stole" the 2020 election, despite the President providing no evidence to support his widespread fraud claims.

There were outbreaks of violence from the crowd, although this was largely confined to groups of a few hundred "hardcore" conspiracy theorists and members of the Proud Boys far-right extremist group.

The Million MAGA March came as Trump declared "I won" in a new tweet that experts feared could inspire widespread chaos in the country.

With the tweet coming after the Trump campaign quietly dropped a key election fraud lawsuit in Pennsylvania, there is concern over him continuing to claim victory despite exhausting legal challenges.

Many of those who publicly backed Trump's refusal to concede had hopedhe'd eventually accept his loss and cooperate with the Biden transition team should he lose the lawsuits he was entitled to launch.

Follow our US Election 2020 blog for the latest news and updates

  • Debbie White

    OBAMA TO TRUMP: 'FORGET EGO'

    Former President Barack Obama said it was past time for Donald Trump to concede.

    He also criticized Republicans who also refuse to accept the victory of his former vice president, Joe Biden.

    “When your time is up, then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego”, Obama told the CBS News show “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired on Sunday.

    “I'm more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly know better are going along with this”, Obama added.

  • John Hall

    LATEST ON PENNSYLVANIA LAWSUIT

    President Donald Trump’s campaign lawsuit against certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, alleges that “Democratic-heavy counties” violated the law by identifying mail-in ballots before Election Day that had defects.

    Such as lacking an inner “secrecy envelope” or lacking a voter’s signature on the outside envelope — so that the voter could fix it and ensure that their vote would count, called “curing.”

    Cliff Levine, a lawyer representing the Democratic National Committee, which is seeking to intervene, said it isn’t clear how many voters were given the chance to fix their ballot.

    But, he said, it is minimal and certainly fewer than the margin — almost 70,000 — that separates Biden and Trump.

    “The numbers aren’t even close to the margin between the two candidates, not even close,” Levine said.

  • John Hall

    I WON THE ELECTION!

    Donald Trump still maintains that he is hanging on to the White House keys.

    On Twitter today he exclaimed: “I won the election!”

  • John Hall

    POMPEO IN FRANCE

    France's Emmanuel Macron will be forced to walk a diplomatic tightrope on Monday when he hosts US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    Pompeo arrived in Paris Saturday at the start of a seven-nation trip to US allies.

    America's top diplomat has been criticised for backing the president as he digs in over his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.

    French presidential aides emphasised that it was Pompeo who sought the meeting with Macron and that it was granted “in full transparency with President-elect Joe Biden's team.”

    In a sign of the unease generated by his visit, no press conferences are planned after his meeting with Macron and separate meeting with Pompeo's French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.

  • John Hall

    DONALD TRUMP LEGGINGS DISCOUNTED

    Tacky Donald Trump leggings have been reduced in price after his shock loss in the US Presidential election.

    Hilarious yoga pants featuring the blown-up profile of the 45th President of the US are being flogged online.

    But the bottoms – which have Trump’s pouting face on them – have been slashed in price since he lost the keys to the White House to Joe Biden.

  • John Hall

    TRUMP CAMPAIGN RETREATS – PARTIALLY – FROM PENNSYLVANIA

    President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania.

    Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House.

    Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots — 682,479 in total — were illegally processed without its representatives watching.

    The campaign’s tweaked lawsuit was filed in federal court on Sunday.

    The remaining claim centers on disqualifying ballots cast by voters who were given an opportunity to fix mail-in ballots that were going to be disqualified for a technicality.

  • John Hall

    BARACK BLITZ

    Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump for being “destructive and harmful” after mocking his comparison to Abraham Lincoln.

    Former President Obama, 59, took a swipe at the Republican leader over his comments as President in an interview with Gayle King on CBS Sunday Morning.

    During the interview King commented: “Donald Trump often raises eyebrows when he says he’s done more for Black America and people of color than Abraham Lincoln.”

    Obama, laughing, replied: “Yes, yes it does raise eyebrows, you are correct.”

  • John Hall

    EVICTION NOTICE

    Barack Obama lectured Donald Trump as he told him to "think beyond his ego and finally concede to Joe Biden."

    The former president's comments came in an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes, which on Sunday.

    When asked by Scott Pelley what advice he has for Trump, Obama told him he should “absolutely” concede.

    “Well, a president is a public servant. They are temporary occupants of the office, by design,” Obama said.

    “And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments.

    “My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it's time for you to do the same thing,” he said.

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