Tag Archives: Inauguration Day

FOIA Docs Reveal Trump Ordered Inauguration Photos Cropped To Make Crowds Appear To Be Larger

The Guardian reports: A government photographer edited official pictures of Donald Trump’s inauguration to make the crowd appear bigger following a personal intervention from the president, according to newly released documents. The photographer cropped out empty space “where the crowd ended” for a new set of pictures requested by Trump on the first morning of his presidency, after he was ...

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Melania Dumps Advisor Over $26M Inauguration Payout

The New York Times reports: The first lady, Melania Trump, has parted ways with an adviser after news about the adviser’s firm reaping $26 million in payments to help plan President Trump’s inauguration. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who has been friends with Mrs. Trump for years, had been working on a contract basis as an unpaid senior adviser to the office ...

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BOOK: Trump Regrets Lies About Inauguration Size

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump privately admitted he shouldn’t have sent former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to argue over the crowd size at his inauguration, according to a new book. The commander-in-chief reportedly fumed over reports and photos comparing his crowd to the one eight years earlier for President Obama. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the ...

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Charges Dropped Against Most Inauguration Protesters

Courthouse News reports: Federal prosecutors will drop charges against 129 of 188 people who were accused of felony rioting after President Donald Trump’s inauguration last year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said Thursday. Prosecutors will still press cases against 59 defendants they contend were most responsible for the demonstrations, which resulted in smashed windows, property damage ...

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Millions Still Unaccounted For From Inauguration Fund

Newsweek reports: Almost one year after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, millions of dollars from his leftover inauguration funds have still not been donated to the charities they were promised to. Trump’s inauguration committee raised a record-breaking $107 million as his administration prepared to assume the White House last year, but very little has been disclosed about ...

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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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