Trump furious over sparse inaugural crowds, beats up media

New White House press secretary Sean Spicer devoted his first press conference today to berating the media for honestly reporting that Trump’s inaugural was a bust.

Compared to past inaugurations, barely anyone showed up yesterday.

Vox did a nice side-by-side of photos of the national mall during Obama’s 2009 inauguration and Trump’s yesterday.

It’s no contest:

Trump-obama-inaugural turnout

But that didn’t stop Spicer from berating the media, claiming that the white tarp on the ground makes it look like there are fewer people. Look at the photos above. It’s not rocket science. No one came yesterday, as compared to previous inaugurations.

And this:

NBC’s Katy Tur did a nice video along the parade route, showing how many bleachers were empty. I took some screen shots. Here is Tur’s video, and below are the screen shots of the empty bleachers:

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  • Rambie

    To be fair, wouldn’t most of Trump’s supporters be wearing white hoods? /s

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  • ComradeRutherford

    “Impeach him now”

    If that happens, it’s a sure bet it won’t come from the Democrats.

  • ComradeRutherford

    Sounds legit!!!

  • cleos_mom

    Not to mention the CIA.

  • cleos_mom

    Someone on the news was trying to rationalize the turnout due to ‘a threat of rain.’ Horse puckey. I remember JFK’s inauguration; the weather was so bad it made the news all by itself and still a big turnout and there have been several such since then. D.C. isn’t exactly famous for its balmy January weather.

  • goulo

    PS: Shakespeare fans will probably enjoy this most excellent 2-minute video:

    Trump Inauguration 2017 (by William Shakespeare)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BChFmHTIH2A

  • ORAXX

    Any good thoughts I might have about Trump’s administration being over before it begins, is tempered by the knowledge that Mike Pence is a full on Christo-fascist, and would likely be even worse.

  • ORAXX

    I don’t think his monumental ego would ever allow him to make that admission, nor will it allow him to ever take any kind of personal responsibility for his own behavior.

  • ORAXX

    There were, in fact, hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters there for the inauguration. They took the step of cleverly disguising themselves as empty seats in order to be protected against the hoard of godless liberal-fascists who would have done them harm. /S

  • Well, he’s got to blame somebody — it couldn’t possibly be because he’s unpopular.

  • LW

    LOL! Trumpelthinskin cannot handle the fact that he is despised by anyone with a modicum of common decency and respect for those who will suffer most at the hands of the Orange Abomination and his Swamp Dwellers. Get used to it Donny boy! # Resist! #

  • Badgerite

    Unhinged. As per usual.

  • Badgerite

    This!!!!!!!

  • Badgerite

    There is something seriously wrong with that guy. Who says that to people working at the CIA?

  • We often talk about people living in bubble but the bubble that some live in with mostly liberal or conservative media and friends is nothing compared to the bubble in which Trump has lived his whole life. He’s been told whatever he wants to hear his entire life. I’m not sure what happens next but I’m hoping that the press isn’t going to just print his lies when they are so blatantly false. How he deals with that I don’t know. Many presidents, most really, have felt adversarial towards the press but I don’t remember any president getting off to such a bad start with the media.

  • brel1

    You mean presedential?

  • MunchyMonster

    Today’s highlight:
    Trump to CIA: ‘Trust me, I’m like a smart person’

    *facepalm*

  • Kenster999

    “I’m going to act so presidential…”

  • MyrddinWilt

    Hitler was upset about the lack of crowds cheering his declaration of war.

  • Quilla

    The man is mentally incapable of changing (read: growing up) and his anger will only increase over any perceived slight to his self-declared importance.

    Impeach him now before he does irreversible damage.

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