Comrade Trump’s Fake News Event!

The crowd at the White House on Tuesday during the playing of the national anthem.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Not since John Ascroft took to the karaoke machine to sing his ode to a bird has a Republican White House soared to such, uh, depths:

After canceling a planned appearance by Philadelphia Eagles players on the grounds that the team doesn’t sufficiently respect the national anthem (despite none of them having kneeled during the national anthem last season), the White House went forward Tuesday afternoon with what was described as a “celebration of the American flag” that “1,000 Eagles fans” had supposedly been cleared to attend.

That don’t look like 1,000 of anything, let alone Eagles fans. Where’s the logo wear?

As you can see above, the crowd at the rally—which involved the president standing on stage and mouthing some, but not all, of the words to songs like “God Bless America”—did not resemble your typical football spirit gathering. One Philadelphia-area TV reporter who attended wrote on Twitter that he found only one person wearing Eagles gear and none that could name the team’s starting Super Bowl quarterback. (The York Daily Record did interview two Pennsylvania business owners on their way to the event, of whom at least one appears to be a Republican donor.)

By the way, it turns out that Eagles QB Nick Foles was the only Eagle out of the 70 or so on the roster who was going to attend Prznint Stupid’s original meet-and-greet, so yeah, wouldda looked a lot like his inauguration parade.

So, there you have it. Comrade Trump holds a staged event for Eagles Fans of which (none? few?) showed up, but scrounged up a handful of random people (and probably interns), and conclusively proves to us that he doesn’t know and cannot sing God Bless America. 

Mission accomplished, Comrade Putin. Your investment continues to pay dividends.

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8 Responses to Comrade Trump’s Fake News Event!

  1. Osirisopto says:

    “That don’t look like 1,000 of anything”

    Ofcourse not. It was so big they couldn’t take pictures of it. That’s just the people who couldnt get in.

    It was the biggest rally in the history of rallies. It was Yuuge. Believe me, it was yuuge.

    Much bigger than Obama’s.

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  2. Bruce388 says:

    Standing around on the White House lawn on a nice day beats work. Another fine use of our tax dollars.

    But I can’t help noticing some of those people don’t have their hands over their hearts. They’re probably the Russians.

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Those faces- like a sea of milk…

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  4. These are official WH photos are they not? And we have the official White House photos of this years Intern class, and undoubtedly numerous photos showing WH staff. All of which are usually available in high resolution.

    It would not be rocket surgery to crowdsource-pick out the ringers Phillies Fans in the crowd.

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  5. Pyed says:

    Doofus Donny, the Orange Shitegibbon, should have remembered what happened the last time he messed around with eagles.

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  6. Karla says:

    And some guy in the crowd took a knee.

    (hat tip @carinabergfeldt)

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  7. MDavis says:

    OT, and not ‘really’ news, I know – but did anyone see Melanie at this clambake?

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