Does Size Matter? Trump and Media Spar in Crowd Size Food Fight [VIDEO]

Does Size Matter? Trump and Media Spar in Crowd Size Food Fight [VIDEO]

Does Size Matter? Trump and Media Spar in Crowd Size Food Fight [VIDEO]

Reality check: the crowd size for Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 dwarfed Donald Trump’s.

DC police no longer estimate crowd size, due to past litigation (I’m not making this up). But this aerial video leaves no doubt.

Trump’s size problem put Press Secretary Sean Spicer into a tizzy.

Trump added to the kerfuffle when he spoke at the CIA on Saturday and mistakenly claimed that his crowd reached “all the way back to the Washington Monument.”

The media doubled down later in their pummeling of Trump by pointing out how the Women’s March also far outdrew participants than Friday’s inauguration. They even gleefully provided video of how anti-Trump protests broke out all over the world!

Dan McLaughlin at National Review asserted that “Crowd Sizes Matter To the Media Only When the Crowd is Liberal,” and pointed out that geography and demographics played a part in the lower Trump crowd size. More liberals are from the DC area than Trump supporters, who tend to live at a greater distance. Plus, many are working class folks who can’t leave their jobs to travel.

Whatever.

This is not the hill that Trump and Co. want to die on. They should sing along with Elsa in Frozen.

If I were to have the President’s ear, I would tell him this:

Obama is no longer President. He no longer matters. Forget him.

Ashley Judd and Madonna, despite whipping up throngs of nutty women wearing knitted pink pussy cat hats, will never become our presidents. Thank God.

Neither will this wackadoodle.

They’ll always hate you. So will the media. And the more successful you become, the more they’ll try to trip you up.

Instead, focus on those who brought you to this Big Dance. The everyday American people you promised to serve.

Like this guy. He’s my husband, and on the day of your inauguration he merrily broke out this bottle of “Stalinade.” He bought it over the summer and saved it for the time when the socialist nightmare of the Obama administration left the White House.

He has high hopes for you, Mr. President. His little one-man business has nearly tanked over the past several years. He wants the economy to grow again.

As a contracted professional who purchases health insurance on the individual market, I want to see that godawful Obamacare repealed. Bring us true free market reform of health insurance.

We traditional conservatives want to see you nominate a constitutionalist to the Supreme Court. Even Sen. Ben Sasse, who bitterly opposed you in the primaries, is trusting you to follow through on that promise.

Your tweet from Saturday afternoon was inspiring.

A rule of thumb among bloggers is “don’t feed the internet trolls” when they snipe at you. Think of the media as trolls. Don’t get lured into their taunts. Counterpunch wisely. Focus on the yuuuuge task before you. Focus on the greatness of America, and take to heart the brilliance of her founding principles, and you’ll do just fine.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

3 Comments
  • Deb says:

    His tendency toward this very self-destructive behavior may well be the downfall of his presidency. By insisiting that his lackeys go out and say things that are untrue, he is establishing no more credibility than did the often loose-with-the-truth Josh Earnest, as the mouthpiece for Obama. Trump seems to believe size always matters, substance–not so much. From the size of his fingers and/or manhood, magnitude of this TV ratings, or the grandiose brags about his accompishments, he seems incapable of realizing that bragging only serves to show his small-mindedness, and make him seem like a very small man.

  • Rusty Shackleford says:

    Ninety+ percent of DC voters went for Obeyme in ’09, whereas almost all of those last Friday came from outside the Beltway, so it stands to reason there would be bigger crowds eight years ago. Plus, we don’t know if those videos above were taken at the same time of the morning, and there was much tighter security last Friday than on 1/20/09 so it was a lot harder to get onto the Mall.
    But all that being said, I wish DJT’s Administration would indeed, let it go—-they’ll have much bigger confrontations with the media over the next four years, to be sure, so I hope they save their ammo for when it counts.

  • GWB says:

    Concur with both Rusty and Deb (and you, Kim!).

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