A lot of fuss was made about Donald Trump’s inauguration turnout in January compared to Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009. Although one can debate crowd sizes, what isn’t up for debate is the amount of money raised by their respective inaugural committees. Donald Trump’s raised a staggering 106.7 million, doubling the paltry 53 million raised by Barack Obama’s inaugural committee in 2009.
The Daily Caller reports:
The January ceremony included dozens of events over a six-day period. A press release issued Tuesday hailed it as “one of the most accessible and affordable inaugurations for the public in recent history.”
“The amount of funds raised for the inaugural celebration allowed the president to give the American people, those both at home and visiting Washington, a chance to experience the incredible moment in our democracy where we witness the peaceful transition of power, a cornerstone of American democracy,” committee chairman Tom Barrack said in a statement.
Rest assured, it’s doubtful these numbers will be reported by the mainstream media.