Washington, DC’s metro system, WMATA, just keeps throwing shade on President Donald Trump’s poor inauguration attendance.
Here are WMATA’s latest tweets from Saturday — on the Women’s March on Washington, which is, among other things, a stand against Trump’s sexism:
Alone, these tweets wouldn’t be too noticeable. They’re just regular updates on activity at metro stations. But they follow a series of tweets WMATA sent out on Inauguration Day that made it clear that attendance at Trump’s inauguration ceremonies was not impressive.
Here are the Inauguration Day tweets from Friday:
Metro Ridership: As of 11am, 193k trips taken so far today. (11am 1/20/13 = 317k, 11am 1/20/09 = 513k, 11am 1/20/05 = 197k) #wmata— Metro (@wmata) January 20, 2017
. CORRECTION: The 317k figure above was from 1/21/13 (Inauguration Day).— Metro (@wmata) January 20, 2017
There were early signs this would be the case. As of Thursday, fewer than 400 buses had applied for parking permits on Inauguration Day — and 1,200 buses had applied for permits the day after, when the Women’s March will take place.
Meanwhile, Trump promised his inauguration would have an “unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout.” Instead, he couldn’t beat the numbers from even President George W. Bush’s second inauguration — and now the protest march that’s geared largely against him is turning out much, much bigger numbers.