In Defying the Odds, we discuss the 2016 campaign, where Trump suggested that he would not acknowledge defeat. His legal challenges to the election of Joseph Biden have toggled between appalling and farcical. But his base continues to believe the bogus narrative.
Law-enforcement authorities are bracing for more potential marches by some of President Trump’s supporters after being caught flat-footed by last week’s Capitol riot.
Pro-Trump online forums have been home to discussions about further demonstrations, with some organizers encouraging groups and other participants to bring firearms.
The Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist threats online, said in a report Saturday that a day of armed far-right protests is scheduled for Jan. 17 and has been in the works for weeks, with Trump supporters and antigovernment activists promoting marches in Washington and at state capitols around the nation. Fliers promoting the event are circulating online, including one encouraging people to “come armed at your personal discretion.”