Tag Archives: Inauguration Day

ACLU Battles DOJ Search Warrants Seeking Information On 6000 Facebook Users Who “Liked” Anti-Trump Page

Law Newz reports: The ACLU-DC is trying to stop three search warrants that would let the Department of Justice snoop around protesters’ Facebook accounts over Inauguration Day protests. They filed in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday, saying the government’s demands violate the Fourth Amendment because they are so broad and threaten First Amendment speech. These warrants ask for too much ...

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Washington Post: Trump Pressured Park Service Director To Back Up His Inauguration Attendance Claims

The Washington Post reports: On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director Michael T. Reynolds received an extraordinary summons: The new president wanted to talk to him. In a Saturday phone call, Trump personally ordered Reynolds to produce additional photographs of the previous day’s crowds on the National Mall, according to three individuals who have knowledge ...

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Trump Concludes First White House Interview By Bragging About “Massive” Inauguration Crowd [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: It seems President Donald Trump is still not over talking about the crowds at his inauguration. Tonight during his interview with David Muir on ABC, Trump talked about his plan to repeal Obamacare, immigration, terrorism and…yes, crowd size. Toward the end of the interview, he and Muir walked around and looked at some of the photos already on ...

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Bad Lip Reading The Inauguration [VIDEO]

The jokers behind YouTube’s popular Bad Lip Leading channel just released their take on the inauguration. Watch below as Trump, Obama, Bush, and members of the Supreme Court utter inanities. I won’t give any of the best lines, but the opening bit with Melania made me laugh the hardest.

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REPORT: Kellyanne Conway Punched A Man In The Face Three Times At Trump’s Inauguration Ball [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway allegedly punched a tuxedo-clad man at an exclusive inauguration ball just hours after the new commander-in-chief was sworn in, according to a witness. Conway, who serves as President Trump’s senior counselor, apparently stepped between two men after they got into a scuffle at the invite-only Liberty Ball on Friday ...

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Size-Obsessed Trump Tweets Cropped Inauguration Photo Wrongly Inscribed With Date Of Women’s March

Donald Trump just tweeted a panoramic image of his inauguration which conveniently obscures the wide swatches of open ground on the National Mall. His message: “A photo delivered yesterday that will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall. Thank you Abbas!” Hilariously, however, the image bears this inscription: “Swearing-In Ceremony Of Donald J. Trump – January 21st, 2017.” The 21st, ...

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Seth Meyers Tees Off On Trump’s First Days [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers missed out on plenty of news over the weekend, so he returned on Monday with a segment about Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March and Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts.” During “A Closer Look,” Meyers examined both Friday’s inauguration events as well as Saturday’s marches around the world. Thousands of demonstrators ...

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Women’s March Drew Three Times As Many As Trump’s Inauguration, Second-Highest Metro Ridership Ever

New York Magazine reports: Millions of people across the world marched on Saturday to show their support for women’s rights in response to the U.S. presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Estimates from two university professors collected from local news outlets puts the number of U.S. marchers somewhere between three and four million, though estimating crowd size is notoriously inexact. Still, ...

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Reince Priebus: Media Lies About Inauguration Size Are Part Of The Campaign To Delegitimize Trump [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus went after the press Sunday for trying to “delegitimize” President Donald Trump, a man who spent years telling the country that Barack Obama was not constitutionally eligible to be president. “I’m saying there’s an obsession by the media to delegitimize this president, and we are not going to sit ...

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Trump Brags About Inauguration Ratings (Which Are Lower Than First Inaugurations For Obama And Reagan)

The Hill reports: President Donald Trump early Sunday touted television ratings for his inauguration, saying 11 million more people tuned in compared to four years ago. According to Nielsen data examined by Bloomberg, Trump’s ratings fell below those for the first inaugurations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Obama’s 2009 inauguration had 7 million more viewers, the news ...

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SNL’s Putin Mocks Inauguration Attendance [VIDEO]

Vox recaps: So it’s safe to say Trump won’t be happy with Saturday Night Live’s cold open. The show opened with a message from Beck Bennett’s Vladimir Putin speaking to the American public about how he rigged the election, quipping that America was the “most expensive thing we’ve ever bought.” But the sketch quickly shifted into Putin trolling Trump, by ...

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Spicer Screams At Press For “False Reporting” About Largest Inauguration Crowd Ever, Period [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday accused the media of misrepresenting the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration in order to dampen enthusiasm for the event. “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said with emphasis. “Both in person and around the globe.” He accused the media of “deliberately false ...

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President Crybaby: The Media Will Pay A “Big Price” For Lying About Attendance At My Inauguration [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is accusing the news media of lying about the size of the crowd that attended his inauguration. Addressing employees at CIA headquarters in Virginia, Trump wrongly said the crowd had stretched all the way to the Washington Monument in the middle of the National Mall. Photos taken of the Mall on Friday showed ...

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NEWSPEAK: Park Service Resumes Tweeting With Apology For “Mistakenly” Sharing Inauguration Photos

This morning I reported that the Trump administration had ordered all Department Of Interior bureaus to suspend tweeting after the National Park Service retweeted photos showing the sparse inauguration crowd on the National Mall. Here’s the internal email sent last night to their social media administrators: We have received direction from the Department through [the Washington Support Office] that directs ...

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Wall Street Journal: Majority Of Trump’s Inauguration Speech Was Actually Written By Steve Bannon

Death & Taxes reports: In the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the president-elect’s team made a big deal about the fact that Trump would be penning his own dark, anti-globalist inauguration address. Trump doesn’t need any fancy speech writers like that guy who came before him. He’s gonna buckle down and do everything himself, even if he possibly ...

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Colbert Goes To Town On The Inauguration [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: Stephen Colbert delivered a long rundown of Inauguration Day Friday on the Late Show. “So that’s it. Donald Trump is president. He knows the launch codes, and he hasn’t tweeted them yet, so far so good,” the host said. The host joined with the social media masses mocking Trump’s overlong red tie that he wore on Inauguration ...

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Trump Orders All Bureaus To Suspend Tweeting After Park Service Shares Images Of Inauguration Crowd

The Washington Post reports: The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts — indefinitely — after the National Park Service shared two unsympathetic tweets during President Trump’s inauguration. The first noted the new president’s relatively small inaugural crowd compared to the number of people former president Barack Obama drew to the National Mall when he ...

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Hillary Clinton Tweets From The Inauguration

As she arrived at the Capitol Building with former President Bill Clinton, Hillary’s official Twitter account issued the above message. Nearly one-third of House Democrats, more than 60 at last count, have elected not to attend the inauguration, but all Senate Democrats are there today.

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LIVE VIDEO: Our Long National Nightmare Begins

Here’s the full schedule for the day: 8:30 a.m. — Trump and family leave Blair House for St. John’s Church 9:30 — Trump departs St. John’s for the White House 9:35 — Obamas welcome the Trumps at the North Portico, followed by a sit-down with coffee 10:03 — Announcements begin at the inauguration platform, including majority leaders (Dole, Frist and ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Adorable Kittens Ignore Inauguration

I’ll post a live-stream of the inauguration ceremonies shortly, but if you cannot bear to watch, below is a live-stream of YouTube’s popular Kitten Academy, a multi-camera feed starring energetic months-old fur babies and newborns. If the kittens are napping, you can rewind the feed up to four hours.

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