Proud Boys leader visits White House on Christmas tour ahead of ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in DC


The leader of the controversial far-right group Proud Boys is set to visit the White House on Saturday as thousands of supporters of the president gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest its decision not to overturn the election results.

Enrique Tarrio, who heads the movement that has been denounced as an extremist group, posted a photo of the White House on his Parler social media account.

‘Last minute invite to an undisclosed location…’ Tarrio, whose Parler user name is ‘Wartime Tarrio,’ wrote on Parler, which has emerged among many die-hard Trump supporters as a go-to alternative to Twitter.

Enrique Tarrio, who heads the movement that has been denounced as an extremist group, posted a photo of the White House on his Parler social media account. ‘Last minute invite to an undisclosed location…’ Tarrio, whose Parler user name is ‘Wartime Tarrio,’ wrote on Parler, which has emerged among many die-hard Trump supporters as a go-to alternative to Twitter

Enrique Tarrio, the head of controversial far-right movement Proud Boys, posted a message on his social media account on Parler saying that he would be visiting the White House on Saturday

 Tarrio is seen above addressing a crowd of Trump supporters on Friday after the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit challenging the election results

Supporters of President Trump gathered in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday for a 'Stop the Steal' rally

Supporters of President Trump gathered in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday for a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally

A pro-Trump rallygoer holds a sign that reads 'Thank you Jesus' during a protest in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

A pro-Trump rallygoer holds a sign that reads ‘Thank you Jesus’ during a protest in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

‘Wow…I’m in awe,’ Tarrio wrote on Parler. He ended the post with the hashtag #Trump2020.

White House spokesperson Judd Deere told DailyMail.com on Saturday that Tarrio ‘was on a public White House Christmas tour’ and that he ‘did not have a meeting with the president nor did the White House invite him.’ 

Tarrio is among several thousand of the president’s supporters who have descended on Washington, DC, on Saturday to stage a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally denouncing the alleged ‘voter fraud’ that they say led to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Conservative groups that allege without evidence that Biden stole the election from Trump plan protests nationwide on Saturday, including a Washington rally headlined by Trump’s recently pardoned former national security adviser.

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn speaks to supporters of Trump who gathered outside the Supreme Court on Saturday

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn speaks to supporters of Trump who gathered outside the Supreme Court on Saturday

Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with the former Russian ambassador, gave his first public address since Trump pardoned him on November 24

Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with the former Russian ambassador, gave his first public address since Trump pardoned him on November 24

A pro-Trump supporter dressed up as Uncle Sam is seen above standing on a ladder and gesturing during the 'Stop the Steal' protest rally in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

A pro-Trump supporter dressed up as Uncle Sam is seen above standing on a ladder and gesturing during the ‘Stop the Steal’ protest rally in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

The man dressed as Uncle Sam gives remarks to the assembled protesters in front of the Supreme Court building on Saturday

The man dressed as Uncle Sam gives remarks to the assembled protesters in front of the Supreme Court building on Saturday

The man dressed as Uncle Sam gives remarks to the assembled protesters in front of the Supreme Court building on Saturday

Supporters of the president wave flags, hold banners, and chant during a 'Stop the Steal' rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Supporters of the president wave flags, hold banners, and chant during a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A Trump supporter holds a sign that depicts Trump as Rambo during a 'Stop the Steal' rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A Trump supporter holds a sign that depicts Trump as Rambo during a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

One rallygoer holds a sign denouncing the 'traitorous deep state coup' during a protest in front of the Supreme Court building on Saturday

One rallygoer holds a sign denouncing the ‘traitorous deep state coup’ during a protest in front of the Supreme Court building on Saturday

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a lawsuit brought by the State of Texas against four other key battleground states over its voting procedures

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a lawsuit brought by the State of Texas against four other key battleground states over its voting procedures

Supporters of the president march in Washington, DC, to denounce the 'stolen' election in which President-elect Joe Biden was certified as the winner

Supporters of the president march in Washington, DC, to denounce the ‘stolen’ election in which President-elect Joe Biden was certified as the winner

A group of Trump supporters is seen above marching in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A group of Trump supporters is seen above marching in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Organizers Stop The Steal, which is linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups urged supporters to turn out to ‘Jericho Marches’ and prayer rallies. 

These are planned at Washington’s National Mall and in the capitals of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona, where Trump’s campaign has questioned vote counts.

More than 50 federal and state court rulings have upheld Biden’s victory over Trump. 

The president on Saturday morning acknowledged his supporters and said he would be 'seeing them!'

The president on Saturday morning acknowledged his supporters and said he would be ‘seeing them!’

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a long-shot lawsuit filed by Texas and backed by Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four states.

Trump has refused to concede defeat, alleging without evidence that he was denied victory by massive fraud.

The Washington rally will begin with marches around the US Capitol, the Supreme Court and Justice Department ‘with prayers for the walls of corruption and election fraud to fall down,’ according to StopTheSteal.com.

The plans reference the Biblical miracle of the battle of Jericho, in which the walls of the city crumbled after priests and soldiers marched around it.  

Retired Army General Mike Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with the former Russian ambassador, is scheduled to speak from the high court steps, his first public address since Trump pardoned him on November 24. 

Trump supporters wear hats that say 'Stop the Steal' during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

Trump supporters wear hats that say ‘Stop the Steal’ during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

A man holds a large religious portrait while others hold pro-Trump signs in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

A man holds a large religious portrait while others hold pro-Trump signs in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

A woman holds a picture of Trump during a rally on Saturday in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC

A woman holds a picture of Trump during a rally on Saturday in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC

A man blows a shofar, or ram's horn, which is used in Jewish religious custom, during the demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

A man blows a shofar, or ram’s horn, which is used in Jewish religious custom, during the demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

Organizers Stop The Steal, which is linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups urged supporters to turn out to 'Jericho Marches' and prayer rallies

Organizers Stop The Steal, which is linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups urged supporters to turn out to ‘Jericho Marches’ and prayer rallies

Trump has refused to concede defeat, alleging without evidence that he was denied victory by massive fraud

Trump has refused to concede defeat, alleging without evidence that he was denied victory by massive fraud

A Trump supporter holds a plastic skeleton that appears to depict a Biden supporter during the rally in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

A Trump supporter holds a plastic skeleton that appears to depict a Biden supporter during the rally in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday

The Washington rally will begin with marches around the US Capitol, the Supreme Court and Justice Department 'with prayers for the walls of corruption and election fraud to fall down,' according to StopTheSteal.com

The Washington rally will begin with marches around the US Capitol, the Supreme Court and Justice Department ‘with prayers for the walls of corruption and election fraud to fall down,’ according to StopTheSteal.com

The plans reference the Biblical miracle of the battle of Jericho, in which the walls of the city crumbled after priests and soldiers marched around it

The plans reference the Biblical miracle of the battle of Jericho, in which the walls of the city crumbled after priests and soldiers marched around it

Republican political donors and religious figures, including My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and radio host Eric Metaxas, are expected to attend.

An anti-Trump group called a rally near the White House on Saturday as well, raising the potential for a repeat of clashes that occurred on November 14.

The high court’s order was a stark repudiation of a legal claim that was widely regarded as dubious, yet embraced by the president, 19 Republican state attorneys general and 126 House Republicans. 

Trump had insisted the court would find the ‘wisdom’ and ‘courage’ to adopt his baseless position that the election was the product of widespread fraud and should be overturned. 

But the nation’s highest court emphatically disagreed.

Friday’s order marked the second time this week that the court had rebuffed Republican requests that it get involved in the 2020 election outcome and reject the voters’ choice, as expressed in an election regarded by both Republican and Democratic officials as free and fair. 

The justices turned away an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Electoral College meets to formally elect Biden as the next president.

Trump had called the lawsuit filed by Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin ‘the big one’ that would end with the Supreme Court undoing Biden’s substantial Electoral College majority and allowing Trump to serve another four years in the White House.

In a brief order, the court said Texas does not have the legal right to sue those states because it ‘has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.’

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, who have said previously the court does not have the authority to turn away lawsuits between states, said they would have heard Texas’ complaint. 

But they would not have done as Texas wanted – setting aside those four states’ 62 electoral votes for Biden – pending resolution of the lawsuit.

Trump complained that ‘within a flash,’ the lawsuit was ‘thrown out and gone, without even looking at the many reasons it was brought. A Rigged Election, fight on!’

Three Trump appointees sit on the high court. 

Several protesters are seen above during the 'Stop the Steal' rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Several protesters are seen above during the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Members of the far-right Proud Boys group is seen above during the 'Stop the Steal' rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Members of the far-right Proud Boys group is seen above during the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A pro-Trump supporter denounces President-elect Joe Biden during a rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A pro-Trump supporter denounces President-elect Joe Biden during a rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A supporter of President Trump is seen above during a rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A supporter of President Trump is seen above during a rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

The president's supporters are demanding that the results of the recent presidential election be overturned

The president’s supporters are demanding that the results of the recent presidential election be overturned

A pro-Trump supporter is seen above with a picture depicting President-elect Joe Biden as Stalin

A pro-Trump supporter is seen above with a picture depicting President-elect Joe Biden as Stalin

In his push to get the most recent of his nominees, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, confirmed quickly, Trump said she would be needed for any post-election lawsuits. 

Barrett appears to have participated in both cases this week. None of the Trump appointees noted a dissent in either case.

With time running out, and on the heels of a stinging defeat in the Supreme Court, Trump’s attorneys turned their attention to Wisconsin with rare Saturday arguments before the state Supreme Court.

Trump is trying to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state with a lawsuit seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 votes in Wisconsin’s two most heavily Democratic counties. 

Trump is not challenging any votes in counties he won.

Also Saturday, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell asked the Supreme Court to hear a federal case she lost in Wisconsin seeking to order the GOP-controlled Legislature to declare Trump the winner. 

Powell has also lost similar cases in Georgia and Arizona.

Wisconsin’s highest court agreed to take the case at Trump’s urgent request Friday, soon after a state judge ruled against him and with Monday’s Electoral College vote bearing down and the state’s 10 electoral votes about to go to Biden.

The court is controlled 4-3 by conservatives, but its willingness to take the case isn’t necessarily an indicator of how it will rule.  

Thousands of the president's supporters march in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Thousands of the president’s supporters march in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Trump had insisted the court would find the 'wisdom' and 'courage' to adopt his baseless position that the election was the product of widespread fraud and should be overturned

Trump had insisted the court would find the ‘wisdom’ and ‘courage’ to adopt his baseless position that the election was the product of widespread fraud and should be overturned

Many protesters waved American flags, Trump banners, and other signs in support of gun rights during the rally on Saturday

Many protesters waved American flags, Trump banners, and other signs in support of gun rights during the rally on Saturday

Friday’s order marked the second time this week that the court had rebuffed Republican requests that it get involved in the 2020 election outcome and reject the voters’ choice

Friday’s order marked the second time this week that the court had rebuffed Republican requests that it get involved in the 2020 election outcome and reject the voters’ choice

A woman wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' hat carries a sign denouncing vaccinations in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A woman wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat carries a sign denouncing vaccinations in Washington, DC, on Saturday

On Monday, the Electoral College meets to formally elect Biden as the next president. Friday's Supreme Court ruling appeared to be a last-gasp effort to stop Biden from taking office

On Monday, the Electoral College meets to formally elect Biden as the next president. Friday’s Supreme Court ruling appeared to be a last-gasp effort to stop Biden from taking office

With time running out Trump’s attorneys turned their attention to Wisconsin with rare Saturday arguments before the state Supreme Court. A large crowd of Trump supporters is seen above in Washington, DC, on Saturday

With time running out Trump’s attorneys turned their attention to Wisconsin with rare Saturday arguments before the state Supreme Court. A large crowd of Trump supporters is seen above in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Trump supporters look on during a 'Stop the Steal' rally in the nation's capital on Saturday. They are demanding that the election results be overturned

Trump supporters look on during a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in the nation’s capital on Saturday. They are demanding that the election results be overturned

Trump supporters are seen above during a rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Trump supporters are seen above during a rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday

The president appears to have exhausted all legal options for overturning his election loss to Biden

The president appears to have exhausted all legal options for overturning his election loss to Biden

A supporter of President Trump is seen on horseback as he pets a dog in Washington, DC, on Saturday

A supporter of President Trump is seen on horseback as he pets a dog in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Also Saturday, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a federal case she lost in Wisconsin seeking to order the GOP-controlled Legislature to declare Trump the winner. A supporter of Trump is seen above in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Also Saturday, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a federal case she lost in Wisconsin seeking to order the GOP-controlled Legislature to declare Trump the winner. A supporter of Trump is seen above in Washington, DC, on Saturday

The court previously refused to hear the case before it went through lower courts, and a majority of justices have openly questioned whether the remedy Trump seeks is appropriate.

Trump sought to have more than 221,000 ballots disqualified in Dane and Milwaukee counties. 

He wanted to disqualify absentee ballots cast early and in-person, saying there wasn’t a proper written request made for the ballots; absentee ballots cast by people who claimed ‘indefinitely confined’ status; absentee ballots collected by poll workers at Madison parks; and absentee ballots where clerks filled in missing information on ballot envelopes.

The circuit judge on Friday ruled that none of Trump’s arguments had merit and that state law was followed during the election and subsequent recount.

Biden won Wisconsin by about 20,600 votes, a margin of 0.6 per cent that withstood a Trump-requested recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Trump and his allies have suffered dozens of defeats in Wisconsin and across the country in lawsuits that rely on unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud and election abuse. 

A Trump-appointed federal judge in Wisconsin said Thursday that the president’s lawsuit was ‘incredible,’ ‘bizarre’ and ‘very odd,’ and that overturning the results would be ‘the most remarkable ruling in the history of this court or the federal judiciary.’

US District Judge Brett Ludwig’s ruling was pending. 

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