The leader of a pro-Donald Trump motorcycle group said the bikers are prepared to form a protective “wall” around the president-elect during his inauguration.
Chris Cox, a 48-year-old chain-saw artist and leader of Bikers for Trump, said he anticipates a peaceful rally during the ceremony on Jan. 20 but added the group is prepared for potential conflict with protesters.
According to FOX Business Network:
“The bikers are certainly used to being outnumbered and we are prepared to form a wall of meat,” Chris Cox, the founder of the organization, told the FOX Business Network.
However, Cox said he doesn’t foresee any problems occurring during the event, especially after the group’s experience at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where police successfully maintained order between Trump’s supporters and protesters.
“We’re anticipating a celebration here. We don’t anticipate any problems. We have a strict code of conduct where we don’t condone violence. But again in the event that we’re needed, you can certainly count on the Bikers for Trump,” Cox said.
He added: “The backbone of the biker community is the veteran. So these are guys that aren’t really used to backing down. You certainly won’t see bikers out there screaming, calling for destruction of private property or the death of police officers.”
h/t: FOX Business Network