What would happen if you threw a party and almost no one showed up? Just ask Donald Trump, because he’s in the process of finding out. Last night he hosted an inaugural concert whose crowd was so tiny that it was a mere 2.5% as large as the crowd which Barack Obama had drawn to his own inaugural concert. And today, for the swearing in ceremony, attendance is so poor that it looks like a ghost town.
Cable news broadcasts are showing the crowd in the bleachers to be full. But when it comes to the National Mall behind the bleachers, it’s a desolate wasteland. The crowd for Donald Trump’s inauguration today has ended up being as tiny as his tiny hands.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report