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Washington D.C. Transit Authority Mocks Trump With Ridership Numbers

President Trump’s administration has been largely defined by their dishonesty. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will forever be remembered for his whopper of a lie about the size of the crowd at President Trump’s inauguration.

Shortly after the inauguration, Spicer said, “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. PERIOD.”

Of course, the aforementioned assertion was demonstrably false. Spicer’s blatant dishonesty has been followed by paralleled dishonesty from current White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The Washington Metro clearly has not forgotten Spicer’s now-infamous lie. They trolled the president when commenting about the number of riders who used the Metro because of the Stanley Cup winning Washington Capitals parade today.

The Metro tweeted, “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.” #WMATA

The Capitals took to the streets of Washington today to celebrate the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup victory. The Capitals won the coveted Stanley Cup after beating the Las Vegas Golden Knights who stunned fans everywhere with their successful inaugural season.

While the Metro’s trolling tweet was spot on and hilarious, it is also a sad indictment of this administration. The current president of the United States has made the White House a laughing stock for the entire world.

Trump recently returned from trips to Canada for a G7 summit and Singapore for a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The president also managed to further alienate the United States from the rest of the world with his behavior during and after the G7 summit.

The president appears to have made concessions to Kim Jong Un in return for the latter’s vague promises to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula; those vague promises lacked any specificity as to timing or verifiability.

The president certainly provides plenty of fodder for great jokes, but sadly the stake are high and the world is watching.

 

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