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Who drew the biggest crowd: Obama, Trump or Calangute beach in Goa?

Social media memes poke fun at the ‘alternative facts’ presented by the Trump administration.

On Friday, as Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, the image that defined the swearing-in was not of the former real estate developer and reality TV star taking oath on the Lincoln Bible – but of the thinnish crowds at the National Mall in Washington DC.

Comparisons were made with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009, when seas of people came to the US capical to watch the former Illinois senator become the country’s first African-American president. On social media, Friday presented a made-in-Washington opportunity to troll the new president: soon after the swearing-in, memes lampooning Trump’s unpopularity began flowing freely.

From comparisons to the regimes of Adolf Hitler and Kim Jong-Un, the posts celebrated the alternative facts presented by Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said. “Both in person and around the globe.”

Spicer’s claim, despite being contradicted readily by photographic evidence, faced ridicule internationally.

Credit: Nigel Britto via Facebook
Credit: Nigel Britto via Facebook

Spicer later offered a different interpretation. He said he did not mean that Trump drew the largest in-person inaugural crowd – rather, he was only referring to the combined in-person, TV, and streaming global audience.

The former First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the current First Lady, Melania Trump, also received attention on social media for their reactions during the inauguration.

Since the time Trump entered the White House, he has frozen federal hiring and reinstated the “global gag rule” – an anti-abortion funding rule that existed under past Republican administrations.

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That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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