Given what we’ve been – and will be – subjected to courtesy of the Tweetler-in-Chief, we’ve earned a little Schadenfreude. So, let’s enjoy another assault to his fragile ego via his teeny-tiny hands and compare sizes … of Inaugural crowds!
It’s only been eight years, so we can all recall this joyous occasion on the first Inauguration of Pres. Obama:
This was the turnout for Tweetler Trump’s inauguration on Friday:
To defuse all the whiny excuse-fueled temper tantrums from Trumpkins, let me stipulate that BOTH photos were taken from the top of the Washington Monument, and BOTH were taken at noon.
This site proves it, and has a fun scroll bar that has both photos, so you can move back and forth to compare:
But let’s get to the take-home message:
True to form, the Mango Mussolini today tried to claim he drew a crowd of 1.5 MILLION.
But it’s easy to see how he’s confused. He thought that all that white from the protective Mall lawn panels were actually KKK Kluckers robed in their white sheets. Donny's Delusion solved! (Well, at least in the reality-based world.)
But a little hard data courtesy of the Washington Metro Transit should help him figure things out using actual numbers::
And if you’re confronted with a little Trumpkin trying to Trumpsplain the pitifully paltry populous because “We were all working” – I’ve found it helpful to counter with:
“Oh, you must mean because Pres. Obama, who inherited Dubya’s pitiful and plummeting unemployment rate of 7.9%, worked to turn it around to just the 4.8% that it is now. You’re right – Thanks, Obama!”
And it wasn’t just the pitiful crowd numbers on the Mall. Take a look at this video from Katy Tur of NBC News, filmed while traveling along the parade route: Empty bleachers!
Parade route from Capital to WH. Entire stands empty. Crowd thin. pic.twitter.com/7AcpJkBO8O
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 20, 2017
Everyone is trying to figure out what was in the Tiffany-wrapped box that Melania gave to Michelle. Well, given the transcript of the exchange, I think I’ve got it solved. Here is what was said between the two First Ladies when the Trumps arrived :
Michelle: Welcome to the White House.
Melania: Welcome to the White House.
Michelle: It’s very nice to see you again.
Melania: It’s very nice to see you again.
Michelle: Thanks for the beautiful gift.
Melania: Thanks for the beautiful gift.
(Michelle, under her breath: Oh brother, not THAT again!)
So, I’m pretty sure the gift is a leather-bound copy of Melania’s plagiarized Convention speech!
(No matter what it is, it was a very nice gesture.)
Sadly, the speech isn’t the only thing the Trumps plagiarized. Nope, they copied the official Inaugural cake that the Ace of Cakes chef, Duff Goldman, designed for the Obamas in
The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama's inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps. I didn't make it. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/qJXpCfPhii
— Duff Goldman (@Duff_Goldman) January 21, 2017
And here’s some background from
2009 2013 how GOLDMAN designed the cake himself. (Some Trumpkins are trying to claim that it’s the same because they’re ALL the same – and was directed from the White House staff. WRONG!)
But I believe we all hope that the Trumps will continue to plagiarize the ideas, ideals and policies of the Obamas. (Too much to hope he’d plagiarize their dignity and grace.)
And I did deeply enjoy this banner that a plane pulled over NYC the day of Treump's inauguration: