Trump Tells Democrats Boycotting Inauguration: “I Hope They Give Me Their Tickets, We Need Seats So Badly”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Jan 18, 2017

In an interview airing this morning on Fox News, President-elect Donald Trump said Democrats shunning his inauguration this Friday should return their tickets. At least 54 House Democrats have pledged they will not attend the event, according to the latest whip list by The Hill. A growing number of Democrats have said they will break with tradition
and skip Trump’s presidential inauguration in three days.

The number of boycotters has swelled following Trump’s recent feud with John Lewis, who said last week he does not view Trump as a “legitimate president,” and said he would not attend Trump’s inauguration, leading the president-elect to accuse him of being “all talk” and “no action” on Twitter. Democrats initially vowed they would not attend Trump’s swearing-in after last year’s bitter presidential campaign.

“As far as other people not going, that’s OK, because we need seats so badly,” Trump said during a Fox News interview scheduled to air Wednesday. “No, what happens to their tickets?” Trump asked host Ainsley Earhardt. “I hope they’re gonna give us their tickets. I hope they give me their tickets.”

A growing number of Democrats have said they will break with tradition and skip Trump’s presidential inauguration in three days. At least 54 House Democrats have pledged they will not attend the event, according to The Hill’s whip list.

Trump on Wednesday mocked Lewis, meanwhile, for saying he had never boycotted an inauguration despite doing so during former President George W. Bush’s in 2001. “He conveniently doesn’t remember. How do you forget if you go to an inauguration? I can tell you when I was at inaugurations and you don’t forget something like that.”

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