(Washington Post) Chris Cox surveyed a small park near the U.S. Capitol, his German Shepherd by his side. Wearing a Harley-Davidson jacket and a crocodile-skinned cowboy hat adorned with the animal's teeth, Cox made for a particularly discordant sight in the heart of federal Washington on a misty weekend morning.
But Cox had logistics to sort out, an Inauguration Day demonstration with motorcycle diehards from across the nation to plan.
The 48-year-old chainsaw artist from South Carolina was an early and enthusiastic supporter of President-elect Donald Trump. Now that his guy has won, Cox wants to ensure the group he founded, Bikers for Trump, strengthens its political muscle during Trump's presidency and beyond.
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The group obtained a permit for what is expected to be the largest pro-Trump rally held by a private group in the nation's capital timed to the inauguration. Cox calls the planned event at John Marshall Park a "half-time rally" and said there will be speakers, musical performances, and upwards of 5,000 bikers in attendance.