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The $25 Million Inauguration

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Associated Press:

    The opening concert featuring Toby Keith and Three Doors Down was broadly similar to concerts put on for Obama in 2009 and Bush in 2005 — except for the cost and size.

    Bush’s inaugural committee spent $2.5 million on its concert on the National Mall. Obama’s concert had 10,000 ticketed seats — twice the size of Trump’s — and cost less than $5 million, said Kerrigan, and was produced at a high enough level that HBO paid for the rights to telecast it.

    “I couldn’t tell you how we possibly could have spent $25 million on a concert,” said Kerrigan.

    $25 million for 3 Doors Down and Toby Keith? Um, sounds like the “best deal maker” got fleeced.

  2. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    My favorite part of the last few weeks of Crooked Media podcasts has been Dan Pfeiffer pointing out every time Trump pays "sticker price" on whatever he's handling. President Deals, ladies and gentlemen!
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  3. Behind the Barricade

    The real play here was Kid Rock and Tad Nugent playing a co-headlining set for a future endorsement.
  4. carrytheweird

  5. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    What a shock - a government priding themselves on nickel and diming social services and cutting costs overspent on something that doesn't do a lick for the public good.
  6. domotime2

    Great Googly Moogly Supporter

    thats a lot of money to hear Kryptonite over and over again
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  7. carrytheweird

    Maybe they were so desperate to get 3 Doors Down offstage they just kept throwing money at them, 25 million seems light when your ears are in that much danger.
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  8. AlwaysEvolving21

    Trusted Supporter

  9. AllenRicketts


    Don't normalize this, you monster. Our specific place in history is VERY important.
  10. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Maybe they paid a ton of extras to be crowd filler so it could be the "biggest crowd ever" and they all decided not to show? Would that explain how Trump thinks it was the biggest crowd ever yet it's obviously not?