Trump’s boasting about non-existent crowds is a great metaphor for just about everything having to do with this President. The whole affair is a monument to the unreal. The only consistency shown by this administration is in putting forward horrible policies like climate change denial, which are also based on lies. There’s been very little of anything resembling truth in these hundred days. Even by the sad standards of truth-telling in politics, this administration is failing.
Of course, some of this may be due to genuine incompetence. Trump is not enjoying the job very much. It’s not a job known for being pleasant or for enabling a lifestyle of leisure. Well, at least it didn’t until now. God only knows how else Trump will shape this office, but at least there will be plenty of seats available to witness the next hundred days.