Photo: Left-Obama 2009 Inauguration; Right-Trump Inauguration
Channel Surfing the Sunday Shows–
With expert sleight-of-hand, Donald the Magnificent focused our attention on inaugural crowd size this weekend while virtually ignoring the pleas of 500,000 protesters camped out in his backyard. While one of the biggest crowds in DC history milled around the Mall, Trump went to church, then sashayed over to CIA headquarters. There he proclaimed his love for the same intelligence community he compared to the Nazis last week, blaming the media for…well…everything. At last, this morning, he tweeted this about yesterday’s massive Women’s March:
“Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.”
I, too, have a big problem with people who don’t vote and celebrities who spout nonsense, but what makes POTUS think that “these people,” more than half a million, didn’t vote? I’m sure most of them did vote, probably some of them for him, but most for Ms. Clinton, as she supports reproductive rights and equal pay for women. Yeah, that’s what “these people” were marching for.
Later this morning, as I wrote this opinion, George Stephanopoulos asked John McCain what he thought of the Women’s March. McCain, a Republican replied:
“I think it was remarkable and an urgent plea for us all to sit down together.”
WOW! That is exactly the kind of statement that a caring, intelligent leader should make. Maybe Trump should appoint McCain as his Twitter Czar!
Oops, I guess he already did because Trump just tweeted this:
“Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.”
Last but so not least, while watching Meet the Press, we finally got an explanation for the Trump Regime’s War on Truth. According to Kellyanne Conway, WHPS Sean Spicer, in his pugnacious press conference, was not lying throughout his crowd-size-comparison monologue but instead providing us with:
“Alternative Facts.” (Hair flip)
No doubt generated in Trump’s Fact-Free Alternative Universe. I look for “Alternative Facts” to be front and center with the Comedy circuit this week. If you have any doubt about Trump’s crowd verses Obama’s 2009 crowd, checkout www.theguardian.com