The Slatest

No One Came to Donald Trump’s Little Parade

Taken Friday during Donald Trump’s inaugural parade.

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NBC’s Katy Tur noted around 1:40 p.m. Eastern that Pennsylvania Avenue was sparsely occupied ahead of the president’s traditional parade from the Capitol to the White House.

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Things weren’t quite that empty when the parade got started at about 4 p.m. … but they were still pretty dang empty. Some stands were full, but others—including those near the White House—were very much not.

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These are not the kinds of visuals one probably hopes for on the day that’s typically the peak of an administration’s popularity.

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Those who did show up were not necessarily Trump supporters:

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Ouch:

Attendance at Trump’s swearing-in was also light. In probably related news, he takes office as the least popular incoming president since the dawn of polling.

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