Stars Jumbotron with a topical joke. pic.twitter.com/9vsmTG1Agj— Kate Morrison (@unlikelyfanatic) January 22, 2017
Donald Trump is officially the president of the United States, yet that hasn’t stopped anyone from seizing opportunities to take jabs at him and his buffoonery.
Following his inauguration, Trump attempted to pass off the very blatant lie that there were “a million and a half people” in attendance for the ceremony.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer also tried pushing this fabrication when he falsely claimed Trump’s swearing in had the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."
Of course, crowd-estimate experts debunked that exaggeration with their findings, indicating Trump had just about a third of the 1.8 million people who were present for former President Barack Obama’s inauguration back in 2009, The Huffington Post reports.
Alas, many Americans found it quite comical that Trump would make such a bold assertion — including the Dallas Stars hockey team, which took a page from the president’s book during a game against the Washington Capitals that fell on inauguration night.
The jumbotron operators decided to broadcast that there were 1.5 million people in attendance for the game — when in fact, this was impossible, because the American Airlines Center where it was held has a maximum occupancy of 20,000.
Clearly, laughing at Trump’s ridiculous antics is the only way to make the next four years bearable.
Well played, Stars.
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