Donald Trump is all about size. His has to have the biggest of whatever he is measuring, from the biggest business tax cuts to his inauguration crowd size. After the Capitals ice hockey team won the Stanley Cup, the nation’s metro decided to have some fun with it and the president.
Apparently, D.C. is the lying capitol of the nation. Senators lie to us. They lie to the House. They lie to each other. House members lie equally as well and as often.
The president told The Wall Street Journal:
‘The people I care most about are the middle-income people in this country, who have gotten screwed. And if there’s upward revision, it’s going to be on high-income people.’
The Journal called POTUS out on his fake numbers:
‘Sounds nice, but in reality, Trump has endorsed policies that will amount to a gigantic tax cut for the rich—so much so that “40 percent of the benefit of his proposals would accrue to the highest-earning 1 percent,” according to the Tax Policy Center.’
The man sitting in the Oval Office notoriously bragged about having the biggest inauguration crowd, and sent his then-press secretary Sean Spicer out in front of the truth tellers, aka, the press. The secretary said Trump’s inauguration had, according to The Guardian:
‘The largest audience ever to witness an inauguration Period. Both in person and around the globe.’
Actually, Trump brought in about one-third of the number of people in President Barack Obama’s historic 2009 crowd of 1.8 million people.
Then, why cannot the D.C. Metro have fun fudging its numbers of people watching the Capitals’ victory parade, too? It could, and it did:
‘We know a lot of you are interested in ridership numbers, and we’ll have those for you in a bit. For now, we can say: “This is the largest audience to ever witness a @Capitals victory parade. PERIOD.”‘
The Stanley Cup has had two babies baptized in it. It has gone swimming three times, and went to war once — in Afghanistan. Plus, it really is named after Stanley — Lord Stanley of Preston, the 1892 Governor General of Canada. That’s the truth of it, according to Mentalfloss.com.
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