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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:16 PM

Donald Trump wants a record crowd for his inauguration

In a tweet a week ago, Donald Trump urged his fans to head to Washington to see him get sworn in on Jan. 20.

"Let's set the all time record!" tweeted the president-elect.

But planners who are gearing up for the big day predict that Trump will fall way short of his goal: They're estimating a crowd of roughly 800,000, fewer than half the 1.8 million people who attended President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

"It's not even close to a record," said Jim Bendat, a California expert on presidential inauguration history, who wrote a book on the subject.


http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/donald-trump-wants-a-record-crowd-for-his-inauguration-but-he-may-be-disappointed/

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Reply Donald Trump wants a record crowd for his inauguration (Original post)
UCmeNdc Dec 2016 OP
MFM008 Dec 2016 #1
UCmeNdc Dec 2016 #2
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 2016 #8
JudyM Dec 2016 #14
3catwoman3 Dec 2016 #28
EL34x4 Dec 2016 #22
lunasun Dec 2016 #6
Arkansas Granny Dec 2016 #3
3catwoman3 Dec 2016 #29
pnwest Dec 2016 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2016 #12
Kolesar Dec 2016 #5
lunasun Dec 2016 #7
Kolesar Dec 2016 #20
lunasun Dec 2016 #27
MADem Dec 2016 #9
Vinca Dec 2016 #10
onecaliberal Dec 2016 #11
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #13
Gothmog Dec 2016 #15
Ken Burch Dec 2016 #16
Ken Burch Dec 2016 #17
Rex Dec 2016 #18
Duke Silver Dec 2016 #19
Ilsa Dec 2016 #26
oasis Dec 2016 #21
3catwoman3 Dec 2016 #30
EffieBlack Dec 2016 #23
Arkansas Granny Dec 2016 #32
Mc Mike Dec 2016 #24
tavernier Dec 2016 #25
3catwoman3 Dec 2016 #31

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:18 PM

1. He's going to get record

Crowds of protestor' s .

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:21 PM

2. I hope the protesters really show a sign that they are there to protest

The media will play them as Donald Trump supporters and brag about Trump's big crowd.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:44 PM

8. If all the protestors wore red or yellow jackets there'd be no doubt they were there.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:14 PM

14. Or black.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 12:54 PM

28. Not red. That is "their' color...

...and could be misinterpreted as Republican'ts.

Bright, bright blue would be my recommendation.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:48 AM

22. So will Trump.

 

He wants a big crowd. They don't all have to be supporters.

The protesters who he admonishes his supporters to "don't hurt 'em!" or "get 'em outta here!" have just as big a role to play in the "Donald Trump Experience" as his supporters do.

The whole city could burn on January 20th and Trump would tweet, "It was YUGE!"

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:29 PM

6. I hope 25 percent are there to flip him the finger when he goes by or boo

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:22 PM

3. Everything is a contest with him. He must feel very inferior.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 12:55 PM

29. He should.

He IS very inferior.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:23 PM

4. Well, just like his "landslide" victory,

if 5 people show up, he'll say it was a record-breaking crowd...

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Response to pnwest (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:23 PM

12. And he'd be right, but not in a way he'd want to be. NT

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:29 PM

5. Lebron and the Cavs got a bigger crowd in Cleveland

last summer

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:32 PM

7. Yes they did and so did the Cubs in Chicago . Both this year & both so much more popular than him

Good point

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Response to lunasun (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:33 AM

20. You had to bring up the Cubs

We are just a humble, small market, midwestern town with a modest player budget.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 12:53 PM

27. The OP is about crowd size and I thought you were referring to the Cavs celebration crowd size

No one I know was paid out of a budget go to the Cubs celebration and Chicago is in the Midwest .
Humble is something usually others decide about a subject ...

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:50 PM

9. Let the protesters in and he'll have RECORD crowds--LOL!!! nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:53 PM

10. "Head to Washington and don't forget your brown shirts."

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:10 PM

11. Uhm, a huge steaming pile is all he attracts

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:04 PM

13. He'll shatter Dubya's record

Of people wanting to egg his motorcade.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:29 PM

15. A record for protesters

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:46 PM

16. He could bus in his casino and hotel employees for the day.

 

(He'd dock 'em for transportation costs and missing work, though...what, you thought the Trumpentariat got days off?).

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:48 PM

17. Which begs the question...if the crowds look extra-small, will he bar the networks from covering it?

 

(and then just send out a delayed feed with rally-crowd footage edited in)?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:24 PM

18. Fuck him.

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:54 AM

19. TrumPutin can want what he wants

I hope even the protestors stay away so as to not be counted among the deplorable supporters. I refuse to watch any of the Inauguration coverage, but I hope reports I watch later show camera shots that clearly reveal a crowd that is minuscule in relation to past inaugurations.

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Response to Duke Silver (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 12:04 PM

26. I'm in agreement with you. And protesting him

Gives him more attention that he craves. Ignoring him, at times like this, is the best response, I think. I don't like the idea of a protest concert, either. It feels like it could be a commercial endeavor.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:38 AM

21. I hope it rains like never before. With plenty of lightning bolts.

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Response to oasis (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 12:57 PM

30. And gale force winds...

...to mess with his troll doll hair.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 11:14 AM

23. It won't matter. He'll claim it's a record anyway

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 01:27 PM

32. Exactly. He thinks everyone should accept his vision of reality.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 11:30 AM

24. Looks like reality is smacking dRumpf and the repugs in the face again.

And notice how he lyingly claims a huge landslide and mandate, but then nevertheless his planners and proxies have to try to deal with actual reality.

Can't predict the actual turnout here, or how the pro repug corporate media will spin it, but it looks like his flunkies know he's less than half as popular as Prez O, in terms of committed supporters who are willing to turn out to support him in person for his big day.

That doesn't bode well for the repuglinazis' attempt to prove they have their hitler's magical 10%.

So dRumpf "won" by negative 3 million votes, Obama won by 9.5 million and 5.9 million votes. And we've seen for 8 years how much respect and cooperation they gave our prez, with those super majority vote numbers. It won't be too hard to pay the repugs and their minority prez back with the same currency the repugs minted themselves. Disrespect, non-cooperation, complete dismissal, 100% opposition.

They did it to our Prez, who earned respect and cooperation via crushing election victories, which was never given. We can do it to their guy, who earned nothing, was swamped by voters in the election.

And he never earned anything in his entire miserable 70 year existence.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 11:56 AM

25. He does like to keep the buzz going on both sides.

I prefer to not give him the time of day or an ounce of interest. If I do remember the date, I'll make sure my set is turned to a different channel, and that's all the energy and attention I plan to expend.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 12:59 PM

31. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is pretty big.

They will probably get included in the attendance tally.

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