Donald Trump is a record-breaking machine.
The entirety of a presidential inauguration all wraps up into the recitation of a 35-word oath — everything else is glitz, fun, and celebration. And when you add all the many extras — it gets pricey.
But the president-elect has raised a record breaking-amount for the festivities of his momentous day — in fact, he’s raised more than President Obama’s two inaugurations combined.
Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised a record $90 million-plus in private donations, far more than President Barack Obama’s two inaugural committees. They collected $55 million in 2009 and $43 million in 2013, and had some left over on the first go-round.
But while Trump has raised more money for his inauguration than any president in history, he’s aiming to do less with it. Lead inaugural planner Tom Barrack said this week the Trump team wants to avoid a “circus-like atmosphere” in favor of a more “back to work” mindset that surrounds Trump “with the soft sensuality of the place.”
Here’s a rather stunning graphic:
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