Forget the Pee Pee Tape. The newly-minted Snowflake in Chief has more recent concerns as he continues to battle with the truth in defense of his tissue-thin ego.
The truth is that turnout for Donald Trump’s unpopular inauguration turned into a shadow of what Americans have come to expect:
Washington (CNN) — He campaigned on the huge crowd sizes, but the turnout for the inauguration of President Donald Trump appears to be smaller than that of his predecessor as measured by side-by-side photos of the two events.It’s hard to gauge crowd sizes and the National Park Service, which oversees the National Mall, doesn’t offer estimates of any sort.But the side-by-side images of Friday’s ceremony alongside the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama show a significantly smaller crowd on the National Mall for Trump than for Obama. There is empty ground exposed in the Trump photos. The same spots were almost entirely covered eight years ago, when estimates at the time suggested 1.8 million people attended the inauguration. The images above do not capture people who might have viewed from the west side of the Washington monument. And there are some differences. The grass on the mall is covered in white plastic for Trump’s inauguration, but not for Obama’s.
History has it that weather for the 2009 inauguration offered temperatures in the 20s. Last Friday it was about 20 F higher. It could be that politics fans have a low tolerance for heat. The CNN item additionally offers some numbers. The D.C. Metro recorded 193,000 rides on Friday, and the tally for the corresponding date in 2009 was 513,000. Obama’s second go-around saw 317,000 rides, compared to 197,000 for George W. Bush’s second inauguration day.
All of these numbers are just facts, and facts can get in the way of a delicate ego, and the Snowflake in Chief struck back on Saturday. In a speech to CIA employees he spawned the concept of alternatve facts:
“I can only say I’m with you a thousand percent,” he said, and in almost the next breath returned again to his war with the media, “the most dishonest people on earth” who “made it sound like I have a feud with the intelligence community and it’s exactly the opposite.”
Then he returned to his lie about the “massive field of people…packed” that did not in fact exist. The photos, Trump implied, were faked by the media.
This was supposed to be a speech to the CIA, as an important first step in healing the breach between the Trump administration and the intelligence community after Trump repeatedly slammed their findings in favor of what he was hearing from Vladimir Putin.
I am seeing a future of psychological war aimed at President Trumps powder-thin skin. Want to take the President of the United States off message? No problem. Remind him of some unpleasant truth. Then sit back and watch him melt down—much like a snowflake at a Texas barbecue.
Keep reading and stand by. Alternative fact is the word star this weekend, and there is no indication it will fade any time soon.
And we’ll have fun fun fun
Till daddy takes the T-bird away.