Saturday, January 21, 2017

One of the Least-Watched Inaugurals Ever

By all accounts, Trump's inaugural parade was one of the most embarrassingly least-attended ever.  Howard Fineman reported that Trump workers were so desperate to fill the stands, they started roaming the subway stations, handing out free passes to traditionally coveted seats to train riders.  It didn't work.  The whole affair had the energy of a funeral.  It was widely believed that there were more people in the parade itself than were in the stands.  The bleachers next to the presidential viewing stand were virtually empty.

On TV, the Trump inauguration pulled in 31 million viewers-- less than Obama's ceremony, and even those of Nixon and Carters. 

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