Trump’s inauguration is set to go down as one of the biggest flops in presidential history, as the president-elect is going to met with a tiny crowd and empty stands at his inaugural parade.
Video from NBC’s Katy Tur of the parade route from the Capitol to the White House:
Parade route from Capital to WH. Entire stands empty. Crowd thin. pic.twitter.com/7AcpJkBO8O
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 20, 2017
This is the kind of reception that a president gets when he comes into office with a 37% approval rating while having lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.
The scary part is that Inauguration Day is supposed to be one of the high points of a president’s popularity with the American people. If Trump can’t be popular or draw a crowd on the day he takes office, it is only a matter of time until Trump sets records for disapproval.
The trend line for presidents isn’t that they get more popular once they are in office. Donald Trump isn’t even getting a honeymoon. The majority of the American people are rejecting Putin’s attempt at a shotgun wedding against the will of democracy and leaving Trump standing alone at the political altar.
Update 4PM: As parade is about to start, here’s a pic from Betsy Kline:
Parade about to start up in here pic.twitter.com/yYV7HhJ2n3
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 20, 2017
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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