President-elect Donald Trump’s difficulties with finding performers for the inauguration is well-documented by now. Nobody, not even country star Garth Brooks, wants to play for this vile and repulsive sexual predator. So instead, Trump has decided to offer a pathetic excuse for the shortness of this year’s inaugural festivities, one which he’s already
You’re going to have a parade that is going to be shortened. I think Eisenhower’s parade was something like six hours long. You’ve had previous parades that are three or four hours long. This is going to be a shorter parade, an hour to hour and a half or so so he can go to work. That’s what the American people elected him to do: To go on with the traditions, he’s going to have a church service, but he’s not going to sit there for hours and then have this parade—and of course for the people who come to Washington to watch the parade, he’s going to have a shortened parade and he’s going to go into the White House and get some work done before he goes to the balls.
This seriously pitiful attempt to redirect the narrative away from “Trump is universally despised” to “Trump really just cares about the people” is a common tactic used throughout his campaign, but it’s not fooling anyone. How much “work” is a man who won’t even attend his intelligence briefings really going to get done between the parade and the inaugural balls? Is he going to call up some
How much “work” is a man who won’t even attend his intelligence briefings really going to get done between the parade and the inaugural balls? Is he going to call up some companies and offer them tax breaks? Is he going to casually ring up foreign leaders and discard years of foreign policy efforts with a couple ill-chosen words? Is he going to appoint some more billionaires to our government? Or is he going to take a moment to sexually harass a White House intern?
Nobody knows what to expect from this man, but productivity isn’t on the list of possibilities.
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.