40 Times More People Came for ObamaÂ
Thursday afternoon Donald Trump held a concert to kick off hisÂ inauguration and a weekend of celebration at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The president-elect tried to spin it, suggesting that maybe no one had ever held a concert there, pretending there were “tens of thousands of people” there, filling the space, “all the way to the back.”
Trump told attendees,Â â€œThis started out tonight being a small little concert, and then we had the idea maybe weâ€™ll do it in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s ever been done before,â€ he said, according to Buzzfeed. â€œBut if it has, very seldom. And the people came by the thousands and thousands, and here we are tonight, all the way back. All the way back.â€
Trump on Lincoln Memorial inaugural concert “I don’t know if it’s ever been done before” pic.twitter.com/YSNFXV6q3K
â€” BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 19, 2017
Later, at a donors’ dinner, Trump tried to spin a bit harder.
â€œWe thought it would be a small concert and tens of thousands of people were there,â€ the president-elect said. â€œIt went all the way to the back. They never had so many people. And very few people ever had a concert at the Lincoln Memorial.â€
None of his remarks were true.
According to an MSNBC crowd estimate, 10,000 people showed.
Meanwhile, eight years ago, Barack Obama held a pre-inauguration concertÂ at the National Mall.Â
â€œI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s ever been done before,â€ Trump says of inauguration concert at Lincoln Memorial. Hereâ€™s Obama doing it in 2009. pic.twitter.com/Ni7d7M0HD5
â€” Matt Viser (@mviser) January 19, 2017
“Rap fans danced to country music, elderly white men high-fived with young African Americans and tears mixed with laughter as a varied lineup of A-list stars and an equally diverse crowd jammed the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the nation and its historic president-elect yesterday,” The Washington Post reported Jan. 19, 2009.
“By some estimates, more than 400,000 people filled the western end of the Mall for the official start of a three-day jubilee of prayers, parades and parties. They endured long security lines and chilly weather for a two-hour salute to the man who will be America’s first black president and to the nation that elected Barack Obama to the White House despite centuries of racial divisiveness.”
This tweet sums it up:
â€” Mark Sundstrom (@106th) January 19, 2017
The photo above, a screenshot from CNN, was taken at 4:44 PM ET. Here’s video of Trump and his family arriving at 4:13 PM ET:
â€” CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 19, 2017
Many noted it didn’t help Trump wasn’t able to attract well-known talent:
Obama’s inauguration lineup vs Trump’s lineup pic.twitter.com/XFZes7mg0s
â€” derick (@DerickSmith_) January 19, 2017
Trump really drawing the same star-filled lineup as Obama was able to pic.twitter.com/TH4RzOOvfk
â€” #ThankYouObama (@lemonadenormani) January 13, 2017
Cause Obama had BeyoncÃ©! Trump has a lineup that would be lucky to play at county fairs! https://t.co/2zteeW5Fsn
â€” Zimri Padilla (@zimri_padilla) January 20, 2017
Friday doesn’t appear to be much different. D.C. should be packed. Trump and his team have been falsely claiming dress shops and hotels are sold out but according to many, including one New York Times reporter, the city is conspicuously empty:
Taking Metro to my inauguration ceremony location. Smooth ride, quiet, seats available. I’ve had more trouble getting to a Nats game.
â€” Katie Rogers (@katierogers) January 20, 2017
Buzzfeed editor tweets there’s a light crowd out Friday AM:Â
Not sure on lines getting into the National Mall, but a lot of empty space out there this morning… pic.twitter.com/0aj4DVv56L
â€” Austin Hunt (@AustinHunt) January 20, 2017
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Less Than 2 in 10 Trump Voters Are Willing to Even Give Biden a Chance – Far Fewer Believe He Won the Election: Report
Very few Republicans who voted to re-elect Donald Trump believe the president lost the election, and few are willing to give the actual winner, Joe Biden, a chance.
A mere 3% of Trump voters believe Joe Biden beat Donald Trump. Joe Biden, in fact, did beat Donald Trump.
Less than two in 10 Trump voters, just 19%, are willing to give Joe Biden a chance to be a good president, CNBC reports from its new CNBC/Change Research poll of1,203 people who voted for Trump in 2020.
Clearly Trump’s plot to steal the election by sowing massive disinformation will not keep him in the White House, but it is damaging American democracy and creating a massive bloc of Americans who already, falsely, beleive everything is “rigged” against them.
No one should expert Trump to concede, ever.
66%, or two-thirds of Trump supporters, think Trump should never concede.
“As Trump repeatedly loses vote challenges in court as his lawyers fail to prove wrongdoing in the election count, two-thirds of his supporters think he should never concede to Biden,” CNBC reports. “The findings underscore the harm Trump’s unsubstantiated claims have done to confidence in the U.S. electoral system.”
“The findings underscore the harm Trump’s unsubstantiated claims have done to confidence in the U.S. electoral system.”
‘Pay-Per-View’: Internet Slams Boston Globe for Saying Americans Don’t Want to See Trump Dragged Out of the White House
“This is a deep, almost surreal misunderstanding of our nation”
The Boston Globe is probably surprised after publishing a piece asking, “What if Trump won’t leave the White House?”
On social media the paywalled newspaper tweeted, “Even a nation hooked on drama does not want to see a US president dragged out the front door of the White House on Jan. 20, so we asked experts in the art of persuasion how they go about dislodging the reluctant.”
The responses were passionately opposed to the Globe’s premise, including some suggesting billing it as a pay-per-view event could reduce the nation’s debt. And the volume of responses caused “Boston Globe” to trend.
Take a look.
You misspelled “WE ALL WANT TO SEE HIM DRAGGED OUT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE” https://t.co/Ons9t0ZN5f
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 24, 2020
Dear Boston Globe,
Not only do I want to see this, we can pay off a decent amount of our national debt by making it an international pay per view event.
We send Gritty in, and he doesn’t emerge until his quarry is secured. https://t.co/0L3N7e6uTz
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) November 24, 2020
SPEAK FO YO DAMN SELF
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 24, 2020
I have gathered a list of volunteers to haul his ass out, so long that if paper were required, a forest of trees would come down. https://t.co/g39H2RBIyS
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 24, 2020
the comments to this are like 90% “Hell yeah we do” https://t.co/XomSzE2jU3
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 24, 2020
Trump terrorized me and my family and much of this country for 4yrs. Don’t dare tell us that we are “hooked on drama” when all the drama came from that White House.
Personally, I’d like to see Trump rolled out Hannibal Lecter style. Safer for all concerned. https://t.co/eDyyL7wvTr
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) November 24, 2020
Y’all sure about that??? https://t.co/pVrX4o3Wr2
— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid ?) (@JoyAnnReid) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe is severely mistaken if it genuinely believes no one wants to see Trump dragged out of the White House.
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe does not speak for me or my desires https://t.co/0FUwXCs0AA
— Chad Vigorous (@PrettyBadLefty) November 24, 2020
I’d pay good money to watch Trump get Jazzy Jeff’d. The Boston Globe does not speak for me. https://t.co/RDgSVTWEZ1
— Harry Cassidy (@Hlee3D) November 24, 2020
or, hear me out, we could bring back tarring and feathering https://t.co/I5ER2iiukw
— yam corb (@samcorb) November 24, 2020
This is a deep, almost surreal misunderstanding of our nation https://t.co/T3l3FxlqYo
— Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe not understanding my deep desire to sit on that lawn and watch Trump be dragged out of the WH by his comb over while ICE ships his wife back to wherever the fuck she came from. pic.twitter.com/cagjywwWNf
— Wait_For_it (@BronxBaker82) November 24, 2020
We could pay off the national debt making that pay-per-view. I’d watch it over and over.
— toronodon (@toronodon) November 24, 2020
I want him dragged even if he’s willing to go.
— Elon Green (@elongreen) November 24, 2020
I’d happily pay to watch that mango-faced fuckopotamus get dragged out of the White House.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 24, 2020
I want him dragged even if he’s willing to go.
— Elon Green (@elongreen) November 24, 2020
I absolutely want to see that. I want to see it in person. https://t.co/tvdqxFMdKO
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) November 24, 2020
You really can’t read the room…
— BGryphon (@bgryphon) November 24, 2020
What the fuck are you talking about? OF COURSE WE DO. https://t.co/hI3bQ2Un6V
— Red (@Redpainter1) November 24, 2020
‘Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs’: CNN’s Acosta Slams Trump Appearing Before Reporters to Grab Credit for DOW Hitting 30,000
President Donald Trump made a surprise, unscheduled appearance before reporters Tuesday afternoon to take credit for the DOW breaking the 30,000 mark for the first time – despite him also taking credit for the DOW from the day he was elected in 2016.
Investors were actually responding to Joe Biden being one step closer to being sworn in as President after the General Services Administration administrator ruefully released about $7.3 million in transition funds to the Biden team Monday night.
CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta weighed in on Trump’s surprise appearance and decision to take credit, saying it’s “hard to put the cereal back in the box when you’ve gone cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”
He also called Trump’s remarks “the strangest, weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in the White House briefing room,” and “just the strangest thing – to see the President run, basically, come out into the briefing room, we have White House staffers shouting at us to get in our places because he wanted to walk into the room.”
“It’s hard to put the cereal back in the box after you have gone cuckoo-for-cocoa-pops…” @Acosta @CNN describes President Trump strange visit to the White House briefing to take credit for the stock market doing great today. pic.twitter.com/tbymJTJPQG
— Rebecca Aguilar (@RebeccaAguilar) November 24, 2020
Reporters in the White House press briefing room after Trump exited – without taking questions or conceding the election – could be heard saying, “What the hell was that?” and “Well that was weird as shit.”
After Trump left the room, you can hear a reporter say, “Well that was weird as shit.” pic.twitter.com/lrkjlEHx3h
— The Recount (@therecount) November 24, 2020
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