Actually Pussy-grabber I would actually imagine that the vast majority of the participants in the protest DID vote.Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
However without a doubt there are a lot of people in the country who did not recognize the importance of this election, who are now kicking themselves.
Perhaps some of them showed up as well.
Of course Trump would be quick to brag about this. However he clearly does not understand how inaugural TV ratings work.Wow, television ratings just out: 31 million people watched the Inauguration, 11 million more than the very good ratings from 4 years ago!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
Here let The Hollywood Reporter explain this to you Donnie:
Wall-to-wall coverage of the extensive festivities reached an average 30.6 million total viewers across the 12 broadcast and cable networks that went live for much of the day. That's 18 percent down from the nearly 38 million viewers who watched President Barack Obama being sworn in as No. 44 in 2009.
Topping 2009 was a lofty goal, but beating the most recent inauguration was easy. Second-term festivities, quite predictably, never have as much appeal as the first go around. And 2013 saw Obama average 20.6 million viewers. (That was the most for a second swearing-in since Bill Clinton's in 1997.) First-term comparisons are considerably more competitive. The 2009 inauguration saw an average 37.8 million viewers watch between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, with an estimated 25.5 percent of U.S. households watching. Ronald Reagan, the last entertainer turned politician to take the highest office, did so with 41.8 million viewers tuned in — and a whopping 37.4 percent of households.
In other words if Trump wants to do an apples to apples comparison he needs to wait until his second inauguration. (Assuming of course that he is not impeached during his first term.)
Just to drive the point home Nielsen shows that his TV numbers were the second worst in first term inaugural history. Just ahead of George H. W. Bush.
Not a lot of bragging rights there Donnie.
At this point it appears that somebody a little less thin skinned seems to have grabbed control of Trump's Twitter account.
Sure he does.Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
Of course this makes little difference since we all know that just as soon as Trump finds his phone he will tweet something completely un-presidential to remind the country how unfit he is for the job.