From behind a shield of glass on the Ellipse with the executive mansion behind him, President Donald Trump showed the same defiance he has demonstrated since November and turned against his own party, calling Republicans 'weak' and 'pathetic.' The president repeated a litany of partial truths, outright falsehoods and debunked claims to thousands of like-minded backers in the streets of the nation's capital. — Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder, US News Staff Writer
From behind a shield of glass on the Ellipse with the executive mansion behind him, President Donald Trump showed the same defiance he has demonstrated since November and turned against his own party, calling Republicans "weak" and "pathetic." The president repeated a litany of partial truths, outright falsehoods and debunked claims to thousands of like-minded backers in the streets of the nation's capital. — Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder, US News Staff Writer
Trump Turns on Republicans as Presidential Election Loss Closes in
From behind a shield of glass on the Ellipse with the executive mansion behind him, President Donald Trump showed the same defiance he has demonstrated since November and turned against his own party, calling Republicans "weak" and "pathetic." The president repeated a litany of partial truths, outright falsehoods and debunked claims to thousands of like-minded backers in the streets of the nation's capital.

Trump, in a challenge to the Electoral College vote count process, said he would walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol with his supporters to call on leaders to "take back our country." Despite this claim, Trump was seen returning to the White House following his appearance, while protesters forced several buildings on the Hill to evacuate.