So what’s behind all the drama about the crowd size for Trump’s inauguration? With the newly-minted president claiming it to be the largest ever, estimating it at “a million, a million and a half” (which in itself is a pretty broad range for an estimate), but the Parks Service suggesting it was closer to 250,000, a tempest in a teapot exploded over the new administration’s first weekend.
At 3:31 PM EDT on Friday, 24 March 2017, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa’s cellphone rang. The number was blocked, but Costa took the call anyway, and was surprised to find Donald J. Trump speaking on the other end. “Hi, Bob. So, we just pulled it.”
I know what you’re thinking – with such a broad range of possibilities that fits this title, how can we pick just one? How to choose from the thicket of untruths, half-truths, exaggerations, braggadocio, falsehoods and downright lies that have proceeded from the lips of Donald J. Trump, just since the announcement of his candidacy?
“So Donald, you know, is great at the one-liners, but he’s a chaos candidate, and he’d be a chaos president.”