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Massive Security Planned for Trump’s Inauguration

Massive Security Planned for Trump’s Inauguration

“this would be the most appealing target in the world”

The professional protesters of the left are planning all kinds of activities for Trump’s inauguration. As a result, the security presence will be yuge.

FOX News reports:

Massive security preparations under way for inauguration, amid protest threats to ‘paralyze’ DC

The stage is set for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration – not just the traditional swearing-in platform on Capitol Hill, but a massive security presence amid protest plans to “shut down” the nation’s capital.

Most crowd estimates for the Jan. 20 festivities are far short of the record-setting 1.8 million visitors for President Obama’s historic 2009 inauguration. But the throngs of spectators and protesters alike are enough to create transit, security and hospitality challenges.

“Security is my greatest concern,” Missouri GOP Sen. Roy Blunt, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, recently said. “No question that on inaugural day, this would be the most appealing target in the world.”

He suggested the city could have as many as 750,000 demonstrators alone.

More than three-dozen law enforcement agencies are working together on security and safety plans in anticipation, including the Capitol Police, FBI, Secret Service and National Guard.

Roughly 7,500 Guardsmen from across the country will come to Washington, along with about 3,000 police officers from various states, with the Secret Service taking the lead on security.

Despite heavy security, the man in charge of planning the day’s events is promising a quiet and dignified affair.

Politico reports:

Trump’s top planner promises ‘soft sensuality’ at inauguration

Donald Trump’s inauguration will feature a “soft sensuality” rather than be a “circus-like celebration,” according to the chairman of the president elect’s planning committee.

“What we’ve done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place,” Tom Barrack, who heads the president-elect’s inaugural committee, told reporters gathered in Trump Tower on Tuesday, according to a pool report.

“It’s a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that’s a coronation,” he added. “That’s the way this president-elect wanted it. I think it will be contributive. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be, ‘Let me get back to work.’”

Are any Legal Insurrection readers planning to attend?

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Attend? Not a chance. I hate crowds. I am reasonably sure that I would exceptionally hate a crowd with protesters screaming at me for not voting their way. And because it’s DC and a POTUS event, my CCW permit is useless.

So no.

    Tom Servo in reply to Semper Why. | January 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Agree completely! I remember laughing at a friend years ago who went to a Rolling Stones concert in some big stadium with 75,000 people or thereabouts. I told him he paid a lot to get a WORSE view than he could have gotten on any tv screen, and he defended himself saying (seriously!) “no, no, I had a pair of 20X binoculars, it was almost like being up near the stage!!!”

    He couldn’t figure why that just made us laugh even harder.

I’d love to attend but real world things like cost get in the way 🙂

This is DC in January.

I will watch it on a screen in the comfort of my own home, and say a prayer for guidance.

buckeyeminuteman | January 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm

I was near the Capitol during the second week of December and there was already some stuff being erected. I would love to go but will watch the thing on vbrick at work instead.

Mailman, like you I’d like to go but can’t afford it. Just to counterweight the protestors. And this is the first time I’ve really wanted to put up with the crowds and go to an inauguration and I’ve been voting since the 70’s.

Free State Paul | January 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm

I work in downtown DC, but I will be working from home on January 20th. Not just the crowds and the possibility of violence, but the commute in and out of the city will be miserable.

The last inauguration I went to was Papa Bush. I did watch Reagan’s funeral procession, however.

    the commute in and out of the city will be miserable

    Last time I was in the area, miserable would have been the description of a good day. A better idea would be SOS at Sam’s in Qtown.

The Inauguration as a song-and-dance event seems hellacious tacky to me.

Play the anthem, say the oath of office, fire off some cannon, break a champagne bottle over someone’s head, and get back to work.