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8 Inauguration Humiliations Donald Trump Has Already Endured

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8 Inauguration Humiliations Donald Trump Has Already Endured

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

In addition to trying to destroy civilization through sheer will and profound ineptitude, Donald Trump’s hobbies now apparently include party planning. According to a recent New York Post article, Trump is showing far more interest in inaugural trivialities than he does in government policy.

“He’s into every detail of everything,” Tom Barrack, chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, told the outlet. “I beg him all the time to go back to running the free world and let me focus on setting the tables.”

Maybe all that fuss is to compensate for the fact that Trump’s inauguration will have half the number of attendees as incoming President Obama’s did, and no big-name draw upon which to base a comparison of the two events. You can bet this infuriates Trump. There are other things he’s probably angry about, too. Steam definitely came out of his ears when he learned his team would be buying up Facebook ads to put butts in seats. So the U.S. president-elect and your local jam band are using the same marketing scheme to gain new fans. Think about that for a second.

Here’s a list of eight inauguration humiliations—and a bonus fact—that are infuriating Donald Trump right now.

1. Tickets are in incredibly low demand.

Miami Herald columnist Lesley Abravanel (aka Savvy Gadfly) recently tweeted that she’s aware of at least one person being paid to make the Trump inauguration look a little less empty. “Thank you @realDonaldTrump for already creating jobs!” Abravanel wrote. “My friend is being paid to be a seat filler at your Inauguration! #TuesdayMotivation.” There’s no official confirmation from the Trump team about this, but there are various other signs that conflict with Trump’s contention that “people are pouring into Washington in record numbers.” One scalper complained he’ll have to swallow losses because “nobody wants” Trump inauguration tickets. There are still plenty of tickets available on Craigslist for a couple hundred bucks, a fraction of the five figures some Obama inauguration tickets were going for, according to a 2008 CNN article. A spokesperson for U.S. Congressman Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey told a local news outlet, “We had more tickets than demand.” The Trump team is apparently so desperate it’s taken out Facebook and Instagram ads inviting—oh, let’s just call it begging—people to attend. Marina Cockenburg, who works for the Tonight Show, clicked the “Why Am I Seeing This Ad” button and discovered the Trump team had targeted “people ages 27 and older who live in New York.” Another Ohio recipient noted the minimum age had dropped to 18, which suggests they’re casting an ever wider net.

2. Women’s March bus permit requests outnumber inauguration requests by 3 times.

As of the last reported count, there were 1,200 requests for bus parking permits for the Women’s March on Washington, being held Saturday, January 21. That’s a little more than triple the number of permit requests the city has received for the inauguration. “All of the city’s 1,200 available charter bus parking spaces at RFK Stadium have been filled for the Women’s March,” reports the Hill, noting the count might be an underestimate. “There could be more buses coming for the march and parking in other locations.” The president and cofounder of Rally, a shuttle bus company providing transportation to D.C. from around the country told the Chicago Tribune, “In six years of doing business we’ve never seen buses get sold out so quickly.”

3. Most hotel bookings have been made by anti-Trump protesters.

The Women’s March “is driving significant additional demand” to the Kimpton Hotels chain, according to spokesperson Jack Lindemuth. Elliott Ferguson, who leads the city’s tourism bureau, told Fortune that “more rooms being picked up on Saturday than on Friday.” He also noted that with Trump’s inauguration numbers so poor, the Women’s March appears to have unseated it as the main event.

“It’s been much, much slower than anyone would have anticipated for a first-term president,” Ferguson told the Chicago Tribune, contrasting Trump’s event with the Women’s March. “The moment it was confirmed it was happening in the city our hotels were seeing reservations take place.”

4. Trump is wrong (again): dress shops still have plenty of available frocks.

“All the dress shops are sold out in Washington,” Trump told the New York Times earlier this month. “It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.”

The first sign that this was a lie is the fact that it was uttered by Trump. Boutique spokespeople say they not only have plenty of gowns in stock, but dress sales have been particularly poor for Trump’s big day.

“There’s never been less demand for inaugural ballgowns in my 38 years,” Peter Marx, who owns D.C. dress shop Saks Jandel, told People. “Never ever has it been less for the inaugural.”

Other shops expressed similar sentiments.

“We were expecting heavy traffic and it has not been that way,” a D.C. Bloomingdale’s representative told Elle. “The last inauguration was a lot more people shopping.”

A spokesperson from Intermix told the outlet, “Usually, it is really big for us, but this year we haven’t seen anything yet, surprisingly.”

Elle notes that “among others we called, White House Black Market and Cusp in Georgetown confirmed they have options in stock. So does Neiman Marcus. And Gucci. And Lord & Taylor. And Nordstrom.”

5. More than 60 Democrats and counting are boycotting the inauguration.

There are a million and one reasons not to legitimize Trump’s presidency, enough that everyone can take their pick and feel more than justified. In addition, let’s add Trump’s recent racialized insults to Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights hero, right in time for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The list of House Democrats sitting out the inauguration now stands at 65, with a chance that number may rise slightly in the next 48 hours. Most of those lawmakers issued statements about their reasons for bailing, many of them sober, well-crafted rebukes of PEOTUS. I was partial to one from Oregon’s Kurt Schrader: “I’m just not a big Trump fan. He hasn’t proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular ceremony.”

6. The list of celebs who said ‘no’ is much longer and star-studded than the ‘yes’ list.

Trump’s desperate tweets about how great his inauguration will be seem as authentic as a high school boy’s stories about having a model girlfriend who “lives in another town.” For someone whose entire fragile sense of self is based on approval from others, Trump’s done a piss-poor job of playing it cool, or even just, you know, not acting like a maniac when he gets rejected. With every Twitter tantrum he confirms his dejection and anger over the fact that the list of performers at his party is a poor simulacrum of his A-list dreams. Reportedly, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, Kiss, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, George Lopez, and Moby all said no. Jennifer Holliday, Paul Anka, and the B Street Band (a cover homage to Bruce Springsteen), all made lastminute cancellations. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Radio City Rockettes are still on the bill, but members of both groups voiced loud opposition to performing, with some defectors refusing to take the stage. The final inauguration lineup now includes 3 Doors Down, the Piano Guys, Toby Keith, Jackie Evancho, Lee Greenwood, DJ Ravidrums, the Frontmen of Country, Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave), and Jon Voight. There was also an 11th-hour addition of Chrisette Michele—though Questlove has tweeted that he’d pay the singer money not to perform.

7. The list of celebs attending anti-Trump protest events is quite robust.

One day before Trump’s inauguration, on January 19, Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin, Rosie Perez, Al Sharpton, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will attend a Michael Moore-launched protest in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City. That same day, Common and the National will be playing a free show at D.C.’s 9:30 Club to benefit Planned Parenthood and Solange will be performing at the Peace Ball at the National Museum of African American History Culture. Uzo Aduba, Scarlett Johansson, Danielle Brooks, Cher, Julianne Moore, Katy Perry, Samantha Bee, Diane Guerrero, Olivia Wilde, America Ferrera, and Amy Schumer, among others, will reportedly attend women’s marches in states around the country. On inauguration day just after Trump is sworn in, Judd Apatow, Patricia Arquette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest, Jane Fonda, Tim Robbins, and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will appear on the Love-A-Thon telethon. Proceeds from the event, to be broadcast via Facebook Live, will go to the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Planned Parenthood and Earthjustice.

8. He’s the most unpopular incoming president in the last four decades.

On Monday, Gallup released a poll showing 55 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Trump, versus 40 percent (surprisingly high, considering) with favorable views. That’s about half the favorability rating President Obama had at his first inauguration, and 20 percent lower than incoming presidents Clinton and Bush. CNN’s survey results indicate roughly the same: 52 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump and 42 percent give him a thumbs-up. A Washington Post-ABC poll released Tuesday showed 54 percent of respondents are not down with Trump, while 40 percent are. To put this all in perspective, pollster Will Jordan noted on Twitter that Trump’s popularity as he enters the presidency is near the level of President Bush’s right after Hurricane Katrina.

Bonus fact: Trump will take a vacation on Day One.

Remember how after Obama won a second term, Trump tweeted criticism about his vacationing, promoting a standard right-wing lie?

Trump’s team has insisted that the inauguration will be short, not for lack of star power or attendees, but because PEOTUS wants to get “to work right away.” Except that Trump recently announced he plans to spend the weekend chilling, instead of starting his new job on the day he’s hired. “My day one is gonna be Monday,” Trump told reporters, “because I don’t want to be signing and get it mixed up with lots of celebration.”

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.

IMAGE: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017, one day before his inauguration as the nation’s 45th president. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst



  1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 19, 2017

    Oh Lord! What a revolting development for Donald J. Trump(and Putin). The humiliation Donald may be feeling isn’t as nearly as bad as the humiliation he’ll have to endure tomorrow, and into the next 4 years or less. Even the weather is shaping up to show its disapproval of this mother of all farces. It’s good to know though that the women are gearing up to send a loud message to the first ever Groper-in-Chief who has bragged about such with candor, and let’s all lend our support to put the hammer to Trump on the issue of women’s rights, his childish nativist antics, and for his racist/bigoted stances.

    God knows that the women who support Trump won’t stand up for themselves so somebody else has to in their place—what a pity.

    1. tbs January 20, 2017

      What a bunch of angry uninformed, in a rut, boring, snowflakes you are!
      Mud will be on your face when he is successful and prove you and your words wrong and insignificant (they already are)!
      You are the unpatriotic ones and nasty in mind and express it by what you write in your blogs here! Humph!
      Get a life!

      1. pisces63 January 20, 2017

        I, as a 67 year old woman, have a life. I just think it is mind boggling that a bunch of hypocrites who are always preaching moral responsibility, God, religion, etc., voted for an amoral miscreant. A liar. sexual assaulter. Accused pedophile. Liar. Thief. Policies, I take a wait and see. Just do not push your morals on me, again.

        1. Mama Bear January 20, 2017

          You know, that one baffles me too, pisces. But when I thought it through I decided that these evil-gelical kristians have practiced long and hard – the art of putting aside what they don’t want to hear and focusing on what they do want to hear. Who knows, maybe it’s a trait you have to have to be one of them? But we have learned this about them thru this election: they have no problem with pedophia (but we knew that anyway from what they do in the Catholic church). They have no problem with men assaulting and degrading women (but then, that is after all what they think their bible teaches – men should dominate women, forgetting the part about “as Christ is the head of the church” when it is not convenient for them). Thou shalt not kill? forget it, old testament (but they do believe the part they decided was proof that god hates homosexuals). Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor? They totally eliminate that one, again it is the old testament so belief it is optional. WOW….when you look at it in print it really is sick, no?

      2. Dan S January 20, 2017

        I told you man there’s a blizzard coming and we’ll bury you along with other alters. Winter is Coming ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

        1. Vfmlib January 20, 2017

          Guess they don’t realize that snowflakes turn into avalanches.

      3. Coco65 January 20, 2017

        I hope and pray that he proves us all wrong….That is what I want from Donald Trump…..

        1. Thoughtopsy January 20, 2017

          Before I even knew who he really was, I listened to him speak for 5 mins and dismissed him as a moron on the same level (or below) as “word-salad” Sarah Palin.

          Then the GOP made him their standard bearer.

          Then the country elected him.

          About half the people who voted for him apparently did so because they believe in him, his lies, his misogyny and his racist trolling… they are idiots, bigots, and racists.

          (The other 50% held their noses and are smarter… but, man, are they just starting to work out how bad it’s going to be… LOL).

          I cannot tell you how low an opinion I have of morons that are too stupid to understand how lazy, self-interested, uneducated, ignorant, and duplicitous that vengeful orange sack of loosely associated racist adjectives is.

          I don’t care which party he ran for or what his “policies” are. The guy is a stupid arrogant narcissist pig.
          And you elected him.
          Good Luck.
          (I’ve left the country already)

    2. Mama Bear January 20, 2017

      unfortunately those women are taught not to stand up for themselves. They are supposed to do whatever their men tell them to do…it’s in their bible, somewhere….

  2. TZToronto January 19, 2017

    Trump needs to take Saturday and Sunday off to tweet all of his insults and self-aggrandizment. Also, he needs to find someone to tell him what to do. From his perspective, the government just runs itself.

    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 19, 2017

      Yes, Donald didn’t plan on putting in a full day at the office. Those weekend trips to NYC are going to have to be severely curtailed and are gonna cost the taxpayers a lot extra.

      1. elw January 20, 2017

        I don’t mind the money – the less he is the office the less damage he will do.

    2. itsfun January 20, 2017

      I want him to keep tweeting. I don’t need the media telling me what he says or what he means. I can do that myself. I don’t need the media spinning his words. I want the transparency. One thing I don’t need is a f_____g foreigner telling my President how to run the country.

  3. I Am Helpy January 19, 2017

    So how long till the GOP decides he’s no longer useful cover and impeaches? I give it six months till First Lady Donald Putin is replaced by First Lady Michael Putin-Pence.

    1. Dominick Vila January 20, 2017

      I would not be surprised if Melania becomes the First Nannie, and confined to Trump Tower, while Ivanka plays the role of First Daughter. Reminding prudish voters in the Midwest that they can obtain centerfolds of our new First Lady, and that she was born in communist Slovenia, is not good for politics in the USA…

      1. itsfun January 20, 2017

        Tell me Dom: How many people have a choice in what country they are born in? If anything it shows great things about our country. She came here, became a U.S. citizen. She came here for freedoms not available in communist countries. If anything, its great for politics in the USA. The prudish voters in the Midwest have more to worry about then what the new first lady did 20 years ago.

        1. elw January 20, 2017

          Yes, and she came here and may have worked illegally for a time, in 2005 she married Trump and became a citizen a year later. You would think that would make her and Trump have a little more compassion for other’s who come to this Country through the back door, but no it does not. Personally, I could care less if she bent the law 20 years ago or where she was born, what bothers me is the tone deaf comments out of Trumps mouth when he speaks of immigration while his wife sit in audience or stands at his side. By their standards they should be worried that both Melania and her son will be deported.

          1. itsfun January 20, 2017

            You say she MAY have worked illegally, that doesn’t mean she did anything illegal. That is the kind of reporting that Trump and I hate. That is just making up news. That is like saying he may be beating his wife. Trump simply wants to have proper background checks on all the immigrants. He especially wants to ensure no terrorists get in. I don’t want any terrorists also. He wants to get rid of the illegals that have committed crimes. He has said he doesn’t want to or intend to break up any families.

          2. elw January 20, 2017

            “Trump and I” Really is he paying you to comment? Rather amazing Trump hates that kind of reporting since he questioned President Obama’s citizen status for 8 years. But what else can you expect from a man who accused Hillary Clinton of everything he is actually doing.

          3. itsfun January 20, 2017

            Yes I hate that kind of reporting. He did not do what Hillary did. He didn’t accept money for a “foundation” for political favors. The global imitative of her foundation is shutting down. Seems the foreign contributions have almost stopped because she lost and can’t pay make pay backs.

          4. elw January 20, 2017

            You hate fake news and yet have no problem using it in your comments.

          5. itsfun January 20, 2017

            Just what is fake about what I just posted? Do a search and see what the Clinton Foundation is doing with their foreign contributions now. You will find they are shutting that down on April 15 because of loss of donations.

          6. elw January 20, 2017

            I am sure if your main place for news is Breitbart.com that might be true, but it isn’t so In the real world.

          7. itsfun January 20, 2017

            Like I asked what is fake about my post?

          8. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 20, 2017

            Learn to read and research the truth for yourself w/o relying on dubious posts by others. You’re incredibly lazy about doing independent investigation.

          9. elw January 21, 2017


          10. itsfun January 21, 2017

            prove it

          11. Vfmlib January 20, 2017

            And where did you hear that? You know all you have to do is check on the internet. Look up the Clinton Foundation 990 tax returns they are public knowledge as are all non-profit tax returns. You might also want to check out your buddy Trumps, the money comes from others not him and his family. Probably one of the reasons he refuses to show his tax returns is they would also show that he doesn’t give that much to charity as he claims. He does however you his charities money for his own personal uses. 25 thousand dollars portrait of himself. Vain much?

          12. itsfun January 20, 2017

            You need to do some research. They are shutting down their foreign collection part because the foreign companies are not giving them the money they want. The foreign countries were paying for future favors from President Hillary Clinton. When she lost, the countries pulled out of her play for pay foundation.

          13. elw January 21, 2017

            Allegations that are unproven and what I would call fake news. Look if you are going to make things up try and make them believable.

          14. itsfun January 21, 2017

            Are you trying to say the Clinton foundation is not shutting down their foreign contribution area?

          15. elw January 21, 2017

            No I am saying that the reasons you are giving are made up nonsense. Foundations shut down individual projects and initiatives all the time, you are taking one piece of information and misrepresenting what it means by spreading crap from the fake new outlets.

          16. itsfun January 21, 2017

            Stay in your fantasy world and keep believing in the honest Hillary.

          17. elw January 21, 2017

            What does Hillary honest or lack of it have to do with the made up information you are spreading? We are not talking about what Hillary has said or done, we are talking about what you are claiming.

          18. PrecipitousDrop January 20, 2017

            If the poster itsfun disagrees with an article, it’s fake news. That’s how he tells the difference.

          19. elw January 20, 2017

            That sounds about right.

          20. PrecipitousDrop January 20, 2017

            “He did accept other people’s money — millions of dollars — for his phony Trump Foundation that only paid for, or bought, things for Trump. Things like sports souvenirs, two or three portraits (of himself), renovation and repairs to the fountain at one of his hotels, cash contributions to the Attorneys General of Florida and Texas to drop fraud investigations of Trump U, and settling a lawsuit with the city of Palm Beach FL over his too-tall flagpole.

            Hillary Clinton did not create, organize, or manage the Clinton Foundation. Bill Clinton, former two-term president, did — as did former presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Carter, and Bush 41.

          21. elw January 20, 2017

            Yes you are right; but for itsfun, who only reads Breitbart Trumps foundation is the best one. You cannot reason with nuts.

          22. Vfmlib January 20, 2017

            I looked thru the tax returns for Trump Foundation, they are available online. The majority of years all the money came from others, nothing from his or his family members. And ironically there was at least 300k given to Citizens United.

          23. Vfmlib January 20, 2017

            LOL No he gave 25k from his “foundation” to the Attorney General of Florida to squash suit against his phony Trump U. Took it out of his “charity” which was illegal, had to pay a 2500 dollar fine to the IRS. You can fact check this. He also “settled” you know he said he never settles lawsuits a lawsuit to the tune 25 Million due to racketeering and fraud charges agains him for Trump U. The man is a grifter and con man.

          24. itsfun January 20, 2017

            He only settled because he didn’t have the time to win in court. He does have a demanding job you know.

          25. elw January 21, 2017

            Right, he is paying-out 26 million dollars because he does not have time to prove his innocents. I would bet you did not apply that reasoning to President Clinton when he paid-out 250 thousand dollar to make a law suite go away.

          26. itsfun January 21, 2017

            I never paid any attention to any payouts President Clinton made. I voted for him. I did not vote for Hillary though.

          27. elw January 21, 2017

            That still does not change the fact that you are defending Trump by using false information.

          28. itsfun January 21, 2017

            no I am not using anything fake.

          29. Vfmlib January 20, 2017

            The man is a pathological liar. He says he wants to deport 20 million, and just last night he was talking about bringing workers in from other countries to fill vacant jobs here. Don’t believe me do the damn research. He talks about bringing manufacturing jobs, but not once has anyone asked him when he’s bringing back the manufacturing of his and his daughters lines of products. Pull your head out man he’s not the great white hope.

          30. itsfun January 20, 2017

            Carrier, IBM, Ford, Fiat, GM, manufacturing jobs so far and he has been in office for one day now. He wants to deport illegal immigrants, not people legally here. What don’t you understand about illegal. The jobs you are talking about are high tech jobs we don’t have enough qualified people to fill. Our educational system is teaching our young how to march and beg and riot, but not how to fill high tech jobs. What makes you guess or make up President Trump bringing his manufacturing and/or his daughters line of products.

          31. stevereenie January 28, 2017

            If you like your plan you can keep your plan.

        2. Dominick Vila January 20, 2017

          Thank you for making a case for the so called “Dreamers”

    2. Dan S January 20, 2017

      Putin-Pence i.e. PeePee ? ????

  4. 1Zoe55 January 20, 2017

    Trump deserves all the humiliation those of us against this vulgar man can generate. Trump humiliated and disrespected all of the Republican/TeaParty candidates who now have all kissed his behind. It would be hilarious if it were not so sad and demeaning. There are those Trump supporters who like that he spoke his mind, using language about “grabbing a woman’s crotch” as if that’s what these stupid men and women hear around their own dinner tables. My take is that Trump is used to and prefers whores and prostitutes and is actually terrified of most women. For this Orange Ape to call Hillary Clinton “a nasty woman” when all one had to do was to look at Trump’s own wife (and the liberal side of me does not like criticizing her) was the final straw for me. #NotMyPresident is my mantra for the next four years.

    1. itsfun January 20, 2017

      If he is not your President, why don’t you just move to another country? Then you won’t have to worry and fret about President Trump destroying the world, or pushing seniors over the cliff, or destroying the environment, or putting minorities in chains, or the other stupid things you want to accuse him of doing.

      1. Independent1 January 20, 2017

        She may not have to wait long as Trump and his family are going to be in direct violation of the Constitution as soon as he is inaugurated. He may well be booted a lot quicker than you think!! Because selling his businesses and divesting himself of the whole mess, well take longer than anyone is willing to wait for!! (And I know you’re too ignorant to realize this, but America has always been a place where people HAVE THE RIGHT to express their total dissatisfaction with dirtbags like Trump pretending to be their president. It’s not just a matter of people not wanting to support their president, it’s also a matter of Trump having made it crystal clear that he only wants to be president of a small sector of the American public – White Supremacist leaning Americans!!).

        But see this dirtbag:

        The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits all government officials—including the President—from taking gifts or money from a foreign government. In December, ethics lawyers from both the Bush and Obama Administrations, together with a constitutional law professor at Harvard, authored an academic brief on the issue. According to them, Trump appears to be on a “direct collision course” with the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. They say that, under the Emoluments Clause, it is “totally irrelevant” whether someone else is running the Trump Organization day-to-day. So Trump’s announcement last week that he will hand over management of the business to his sons fails to address the conflict. They say that the only “true solution” is for Trump (and his children) to fully divest from the business and place their assets in a blind trust.


      2. FireBaron January 20, 2017

        Gee, and all this time we were waiting for you to leave back in 2008, based on all your whining and crying, and come back with your tail between your legs last week. Then again, you poor little conservative snowflakes do tend to melt whenever anyone exposes you as the intolerant individuals you all are.

        1. itsfun January 20, 2017

          First back in 2008 I said on this site that Obama was the American dream. He came from being a poor kid with nothing to being the President. I started to lose my respect for the man when he lied about healthcare and used bribes to get it passed.
          If anyone is intolerant it is you and your refusal to accept the fact Donald is now the President. You refuse to even consider the opinions of others and you make up lies and stories. Now why would I have any reason to come back with my tail between my legs. My side WON. You are the whiner here and the little snowflake that has melted. President Trump GET USE TO IT.

          1. Vfmlib January 20, 2017

            When those opinions are based on lies, you’re right I’m not wiling to accept them. And first off you never had any respect for Obama so come off it. As to the healthcare you blaming him because insurance companies changed plans to suit themselves, he unfortunately trusted the bastards. And what fucking bribes are you talking about? Name them. And your side didn’t win, he was beat by a girl. Installed by 304 dumbasses who failed to understand their constitutional responsibilities as electorates.

          2. itsfun January 20, 2017

            What lies? The insurance companies are mandated by the Obamacare tax law what will be in each and every policy. He bribed 2 Democrat Senators to get his Obamacare passed. They were not going to vote for it until he gave them promises. President Trump was sworn into office today, not crooked Hillary. The electoral college did their sworn duty. Two of the Hillary voters did not vote for Hillary though. President Trump: GET USE TO IT.

          3. Thoughtopsy January 20, 2017

            Errm… that’s called “Politics”.
            Would you like me to list all the “Bribes” Republicans have taken to sign on to certain legislation????
            Have you heard of “Pork Barrel” Politics?
            Doesn’t make it right… but it’s not unusual in the slightest.
            Some pols try to hold out until it’s just their vote that’s needed specifically to GET to demand some Pork for themselves or their constituents….

            What do you think politics is????
            Have you been f**king asleep your whole life?

          4. stevereenie January 28, 2017

            Are your opinions based on lies or ignorance? You are an ill informed idiot that can’t spend 20 seconds on Google to save yourself embarrassment that you don’t know what you are talking about……


      3. Independent1 January 20, 2017

        And with respect to Donald Trump destroying the world – he’s promised to destroy the world’s of virtually every immigrant in America on DAY ONE!!

        See this lowlife from a Fox News article:

        He repeatedly promised to “eliminate every unconstitutional executiveorder” — referring specifically to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), which granted legal status to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, or who have children who are citizens or legal residents.

        And he’s promised to destroy the healthcare of at least 20 million Americans:

        Trump’s website says he will “ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of ObamaCare” on Day One.

        And he’s promised to set the world on a quicker course of total destruction by subverting the efforts of America to participate in trying to counter global warming (your descendants are not going to like this years from now, believe me).

        As for other deals, he has promised to “cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.”

        But although this may sound good on one side, fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure, it will be terrible on another side because in line with the above objective is his intent do undo a number of regulations that are making are water safer and air easier to breathe:

        He also vowed in his November transition video that he will “formulate a rule that says for every new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated..


        And to be quite honest, Trump can in no way ever accomplish even a fraction of what President Obama accomplished in improving our environmental infrastructure that has made America’s waters and air cleaner and set aside public lands for future Americans to enjoy

        See this video:


      4. Marilyn Long January 20, 2017

        Moving to another country would hardly solve the problem if Trump is “destroying the world” and “destroying the environment” since other countries are in the same world and environment. We have listened to the RW hateful speech about President Obama for the past 8 years, claiming that he has destroyed the Constitution but without ever citing a single article of that Constitution that has been invalidated. If you don’t like to have people criticizing your hero Trump, then why don’t you quit this particular news outlet since you know it is a liberal site that will never support the kinds of policies that Trump has said that he would institute. It will help your blood pressure not to read these liberal comments.

      5. Chuckl8 January 20, 2017

        And “why don’t you just” recall how your treated Obama for eight years? Or “why don’t you just” educate yourself about the right to dissent?

        1. itsfun January 20, 2017

          I have no respect for Obama either as a leader or a man. Are you saying its okay for you to be critical of President Trump, but its not okay for me to be critical of Obama. What about my right to dissent?

          1. Sand_Cat January 20, 2017

            That’s OK. No one with any intelligence or common decency has any respect for you, either.

          2. Thoughtopsy January 20, 2017


          3. Vfmlib January 20, 2017

            Under Trump you will soon no longer have the right to dissent. The man is a pathological liar and fraud. And pray tell what has he done for me to even begin to respect his ass?

          4. itsfun January 20, 2017

            I know he will push granny over the cliff and he will poison the world, he will make America sick, he will bring back slavery. Did I miss any of your bs arguments?

          5. PrecipitousDrop January 20, 2017

            Eliminating Social Security and privatizing Medicare won’t push granny off a cliff, but it will push 35 million elderly and disabled citizens into homelessness — many of whom cannot walk, or speak.
            He probably can’t poison the whole world in four years, but it only took Rick Snyder five months to poison Flint MI, and Freedom Industries poisoned Charleston WV in a mere 48 hours. Trump picked Scott Pruitt to dismantle EPA, making poisoning easier and quicker.
            Trump probably will not make people sick, but he and his HHS secretary Tom Price will eliminate Medicaid, ACA, and subsidies to rural hospitals, clinics and medical schools. They also favor the Reagan law requiring emergency rooms to treat people with proof of insurance. People who can’t pay for treatment will just have to die.
            Trump probably can’t bring back outright ownership of other humans, but he and his Labor pick, Andrew Puzder, do plan to eliminate the minimum wage, 40 hour work week, and the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
            You did miss elimination of the VA — and public schools — through privatization and voucher programs.

          6. InformedVoter January 21, 2017

            Sorry P, but the Flint problem was created by the Dems themselves. The Dems have controlled Flint for decades and had screwed up their infrastructure with their failed programs. An Emergency Manager (a Dem and a black) was appointed and his plans to change the water source was approved by the Dems in power, you know like the mayor and all the city council members (all Dems). Thus, the Dems poisoned their own city. Snyder had nothing to do with it.

            You know, a little investigation instead of believing the MSM lies would do wonders for your reputation as being low information and naive.

          7. PrecipitousDrop January 21, 2017

            Sorry, independent investigations disagree with you again:
            If you live in a former manufacturing city, you might want to have your tap water tested before Trump and Scott Pruitt shut down the EPA.

          8. InformedVoter January 21, 2017

            Sorry but your so called “independent” investigations are from left biased sources. The Dems did it to themselves. The MI AG has filed charges against several of the Dem leaders including several from the EPA (you know Obozo’s appointed clan). Snyder has been exhonerated completely!

          9. PrecipitousDrop January 21, 2017

            You do know that lead poisoning makes you stupid, right?
            Of course… you can’t.

          10. InformedVoter January 22, 2017

            Typical lefty response. You got your fake post destroyed so you make up some worthless comment and hope that no one noticed that your record for being proven to be wrong 100% of the time, has stayed intact.
            The MI AG has filed charges and, what’s that, no charges against Snyder, in fact a statement completely clearing him of any wrongdoing was issued.
            Poor Precip, all you have left is your fake MSM stories.

          11. KW January 31, 2017

            Ya I don’t think your info is correct. But then again I don’t really care.

          12. InformedVoter February 2, 2017

            You are the poster child for the left. You are low information and “don’t really care” about getting all the facts.
            Yup, Flint, like Detroit, that filed for bankruptcy, has been led by black management for years. In Detroit, they drove the city down and an emergency manager had to be appointed (black person). Detroit also had their school system run by an emergency manager (black person).
            In Flint’s case, the black emergency manager, working with the Flint city leaders (all black and Dems) were trying to avoid bankruptcy because of problems it caused Detroit. One of their joint decisions was to switch their water source to save money. Unfortunately, the EPA person failed to have them treat the water so that the lead pipes would not corrode.
            The MSM made the story look like the Republican governor (Snyder) was to blame because he appointed the emergency manager, but Snyder was not involved in the decision process. If the EM had been white, I’m sure the MSM would have played it up as a racial issue.
            Thems da facts. You decide who is to blame.

          13. KW January 31, 2017

            Wow, you really are clueless. Funny how you and hand full of brain dead neanderthals seem to be the only one’s on his side. He played you well.

          14. itsfun February 1, 2017

            whine whine whine whine do you want some cheese?

          15. Chuckl8 January 24, 2017

            You appear to have a real problem understanding simple English. My very clear point is that the anti-Obama crowd spent eight years slamming him, and I don’t recall ever saying, or even thinking that they should “leave the country”, since, as you stated, they had the right to dissent.

            In fact, I truly hope that you stay right where you are during Trump’s term in office, watching as all the things we warned you about come true. Maybe if you are honest with yourself, you’ll finally realize what a totally incompetent disaster that man is. He has serious mental health issues, far too serious to be in charge of anything as important as the presidency.

          16. itsfun January 24, 2017

            If you would have bothered to read or understand my response you would have seen I was answering a person that said President Trump was not his President. My response to that was if President Trump wasn’t his President than why not move to another country. I will stay right where I am as long as President Trump continues to keep his promises or does his best to keep them. If he lies to me about things like keeping my own doctor, or my new insurance premium will be the same as my cell phone bill, or if he starts drawing red lines, then he will lose my support. Everyone conveniently forgets that 8 years ago, I said that Obama was the American dream come true. He came from nowhere to being President. So far President Trump has shown he is a man of action and is already helping people. The left making up things like saying he is mentally ill or Russia got him elected is just plain old BS from a bunch of whining elitists losers. The left has become the party of snobs and has completely ignored the hard working American family except to get the workers to give them a high standard of living.

          17. Chuckl8 January 24, 2017

            I respect what you have to say, but please remember that not accepting a government leader was exactly how this nation was founded.

            And the evidence that Trump is not mentally stable is growing, as is the evidence that Russia helped get him elected. At some point, that evidence may be shown as factual. I hope you’ll show the same honesty at that point that you do now about your previous support of Obama.

            For the record, I once considered Trump to be a successful and intelligent businessman. But the more I saw, the more I realized that I was dead wrong about him. He’s all flash. He has mastered what Alexander Hamilton called the “talents for low intrigue and the little arts of popularity”, neither of which qualify him for our highest post.

            I admit that I was once fooled. I hope you soon come to the same conclusion.

          18. itsfun January 24, 2017

            I can’t agree with you. There is absolutely no evidence of Russia interfering in our election. No results have been affected or changed or anything. I don’t believe President Trump is all flash. Just look at what he done in less than a week. Even the union leaders are impressed with him. He approved the pipeline in one week. Obama couldn’t make a decision on that for years. There is already a new health care plan being presented. It even let anyone that wants to stay on Obamacare to do just that. So far I am impressed and he is trying to act on the promises he made during his campaign. That is what he was elected to do. I also respect your opinion. I wish our politicians could respect each others and then actually try to compromise and get things done.

          19. PrecipitousDrop January 24, 2017

            Well done, sir.

          20. Chuckl8 January 31, 2017

            And thanks again!

          21. KW January 31, 2017

            Yep, good one. You have more patience then I do when dealing with low info idiots.

          22. Chuckl8 January 31, 2017


          23. itsfun February 1, 2017

            Our country was born because we didn’t want a leader from across the ocean. We wanted freedoms of speech, religion, etc. I don’t know if you are a doctor, but saying someone is mentally unstable is a huge leap if you aren’t a doctor. So far the President has brought jobs back to America, the stock market went over 20,000, he has started to protect us from terrorists. He has selected a supreme court justice that got unanimous approval be voice vote in the Senate for becoming a federal judge. The President is showing he will do everything he can to fulfill his campaign promises. He has only been in office for a week. How many other Presidents have done that much in one week.

          24. PrecipitousDrop February 1, 2017

            Your president inherited a stable economy, low unemployment, and rising worker income.
            His predecessor came into office with a tanking stock market, bankrupt auto industry, historic home foreclosure crisis, and skyrocketing unemployment that saw 2 million jobs lost in the last quarter of 2008, alone.
            Trump came into office on third base and you act like he hit a triple. He didn’t.

          25. Chuckl8 February 2, 2017

            He has yet to “bring jobs back to America”, the stock market hitting 20,000 has nothing to do with who is president, “starting” to protect us from terrorists is meaningless drivel, and how his USSC nominee did in a previous Senate confirmation has nothing to do with Trump. Yes, he’s only been in office for a little more than a week, and he already has other nations doubting his sanity, he’s threatened to invade Mexico, and he’s been the reason for hundreds of thousands of protesters. It doesn’t take a medical degree to see that he’s mentally unstable. Open your eyes. You are a blind sycophant.

          26. itsfun February 2, 2017

            For 8 years I have reading posts on this site giving Obama credit if the stock market went up. Now according to you Obama had nothing to do with that. Have you ever heard of Carrier, Ford, General Motors? Tell me how drawing a red line protected the United States? All of the Presidents appointees have everything to do with President Trump. Hundreds of thousand protesters is just more whining from losers like you. There is a new sheriff in town – get use to it. Now that we know you don’t have a medical degree, I am curious do you have a high school diploma?

          27. Chuckl8 February 2, 2017

            And I repeat, since you apparently missed it: ” It doesn’t take a medical degree to see that he’s mentally unstable. Open your eyes. You are a blind sycophant.”

            And please do some actual fact-checking, and for gawd’s sake, READ what you are replying to BEFORE replying.

          28. itsfun February 2, 2017

            I replied to your dumb ass remarks. I will post what I want and when I want. It you don’t like, just don’t read what I post. That is a simple fix for a simple minded loser like you.

          29. Chuckl8 February 2, 2017

            You’re beginning to sound very angry. Having second thoughts about Trump? That’s OK, really. It’s a very good sign, actually.

            Just try to keep in mind that there’s nothing wrong with changing your opinions. It’s called “growing”, and it’s very rewarding, especially after the sting wears-off.

          30. PrecipitousDrop February 2, 2017

            Read BEFORE replying?
            That’s a pretty tall order for the FunnyHead, Chuck.
            Prepare to be disappointed.

          31. Chuckl8 February 2, 2017

            Exactly. I imagine he’s now constantly bumping into a wall, waving his tiny arms and mumbling; “does not compute…does not compute”

          32. KW January 31, 2017

            Sounds like you should move, for the good of the country, loser pos.

          33. itsfun February 1, 2017

            I am very happy here and will support my President. Its losers and whiners like you that should move.

      6. Sand_Cat January 20, 2017

        Why didn’t you?

      7. 788eddie January 21, 2017

        There are definite questions about his legitimacy, itsfun.

        1. itsfun February 1, 2017

          What questions? We have had recounts where he gained votes. In Michigan the recount had to be stopped because one of the largest counties (a traditional Democrat stronghold) had more ballots than voters. Even former President Obama said the election was fair and President Trump won.

          1. PrecipitousDrop February 1, 2017

            If you don’t know, look it up.
            Your imaginary scenario of recounts halted due to ballot discrepancy is a fairy tale. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/07/judge-michigan-recount/95081650/

          2. 788eddie February 1, 2017

            Yep, he won the electoral vote clearly, although he came in second on the popular vote by a little over 2.81 million votes.

            In my book, he’s a minority president (with little hands).

      8. KW January 31, 2017

        First of all stfu. His election was a joke and illegitimate to say the least. You azs clowns that always say “so move” are morons and should just be quiet. If it was feasible to move, I would in a heart beat. It’s obvious you’re just as much of a clueless azs hole as he is. He is already on his way to doing just what you said, are you stupid? Pay attention dumb azs, it’s all over the news daily. It’s also obvious that you are one of the scum bag low info morons that he played to sorta get elected, even then and with the help of the FBI and the Russians and his crew of brain dead surrogates he barely won, sorta. It’s idiots like you that are the problem.

        1. itsfun February 1, 2017

          Nope you stfu. He won the electoral college vote by a landslide. Talk about clueless, look in the dictionary and you will see a picture of yourself. President Trump is doing what he said he would do in the campaign. That is why he was elected. Isn’t it great listening to the tolerant left? When you don’t get your own way, its whine, whine, whine, riot, and use vulgar language in front of small children. A real class act. President Trump get use to it.

          1. PrecipitousDrop February 1, 2017

            “He won the electoral college vote by a landslide.
            The electoral college met in December and delivered 304 votes for Trump.
            Obama won 365 electoral college votes in 2008, and 332 in 2012.
            Johnson, Nixon, Reagan and Eisenhower had even more.
            At best, Trump squeaked into office on showmanship, bigotry, fear, and deceit.
            And you fell for it.

    2. Dan S January 20, 2017

      He will get zero respect from a lot of Americans who won’t let this demagogue destroy this great nation we have

  5. FireBaron January 20, 2017

    “My day one is gonna be Monday,” Trump told reporters, “because I don’t want to be signing and get it mixed up with lots of celebration.” So, he really isn’t prepared to be President from Day One! Guess he’s gonna need from today to Monday for him to receive his marching orders from Vladimir Vladimirovich, Tsar of All Russias.

  6. Elsa January 20, 2017

    I am trying really hard not to be petty towards our new Commander-in-Chief, but have to admit it gives me joy to read articles pointing out his failures. I firmly believe he will be spending so much time tripping over his own inept feet that it will limit the harm he could do to this Country. I would say this article is proving what I believe.

  7. elw January 20, 2017

    You might what to add that he has been so inept in filling posts for his administration that over half of the federal level jobs he was suppose to fill with appointments will remain in the hands of Obama appointees. So he may be taking his first two days in office off, but it makes little difference since it clearly will take him months to get his administration up and running. How inept can you get!

  8. hermadite January 24, 2017

    Dumpty Trumpty sat on his wall
    Dumpty Trumpty had a great fall
    All the G.O.P. didn’t hear his call
    They just laughed and had a ball

  9. KW January 31, 2017

    Well deserved humiliation for the worst choice EVER for Pres.


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