The presidential media team is already hard at work massaging the royal ego. The presidential Twitter account has been updated to reflect the fact that a man who admitted to sexually assaulting a woman was just inaugurated as the President of the United States.
However, to make it seem like the inauguration was more of a success than it actually was and to manufacture the impression that Trump is more popular than his rock-bottom approval ratings would indicate, his media team used a photo from President Obama’s inauguration.
Trump’s inauguration will be remembered as one of the least attended and most heavily protested inaugurations in American history. For a narcissist obsessed with optics, ratings, and other measurements, this will be a serious source of frustration for the new president. What is most worrying, however, is the fact that the White House staff is already working to distort reality and ignore the fact that the false emperor has no clothes.
MSNBC Live shot of the Mall with an hour or so until Donald Trump is sworn in vs. Obama's inauguration in 2009. pic.twitter.com/yMPi8sRNv7
— Gavin Jackson (@GavinJackson) January 20, 2017