''USA, USA!'' Trump fans yell as they march through Washington streets to the White House in support of U.S. President Donald Trump, who many say was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Supporters of President Donald Trump held a rally on Saturday (March 4) in Washington, D.C. as a counterpoint to a wave of protests that have taken place since his election in November. The rally started near the Washington Monument and ended up outside of the White House. "I don't think he's against immigrants," said a man named David who refrained from giving his last name. "You can't open up the floodgates to the world's poor. We don't have that many jobs." He also said he believed former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump's phone before the November election. "Treason," David said. "I believe he is Muslim. I believe he wanted to destroy this country." U.S. President Donald Trump accused predecessor Barack Obama on Saturday of wiretapping him during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign, but offered no evidence for an allegation which an Obama spokesman said was "simply false". Trump made the accusation in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign's ties to Russia. Organizers of the so-called Spirit of America rallies in at least 28 of the country's 50 states had said they expected smaller turn-outs than the huge crowds of anti-protesters that clogged the streets of Washington, D.C., and other cities the day after Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20. Their predictions appeared to be correct, as they were on Monday when similar rallies were held. In many towns and cities, the rallies did not draw more than a few hundred people, and some were at risk of being outnumbered by small groups of anti-Trump protesters that gathered to shout against the rallies.