Pro-Trump rallies sweep America

PENNSYLVANIA (REUTERS) - "We love America, we love our president."

Hundreds of Trump fans came together in the nation's capital... in solidarity with the man who, they say, is going to make America great again.

They marched on, despite counter-protesters.

Organisers say the wave of recent anti-Trump protests influenced the so-called Spirit of America rallies, which were held in at least 28 of the country's 50 states.

Supporters in Pennsylvania say the president is working for everyone.

"We're going to make America great again for you too, whether you voted for Trump or not," said Ms Tricia Cunningham. "He's going to do this for you."

Nationwide, supporters echoed much of what Mr Trump said in his campaign.

Many said that Mr Trump is staying true to his word, and believe the job market will improve.

In Washington, many said they believe Mr Trump's recent Tweet, claiming he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

"Treason, I believe he is Muslim," said a Baltimore resident identified only as David. "I believe he wants to destroy this country."

Lee Griffin, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, said: "Somebody's going to go to jail. And somebody should."

The rallies stayed mainly peaceful... except in the left-leaning city of Berkeley, California.

Trump supporters fired pepper spray at counter-protesters and both sides were hit over the head with wooden sticks.

But from coast to coast, supporters are asking critics to give Mr Trump a chance to heal the country.