Here are some photos of the area around the Capitol today where you can see (if you enlarge the photos) all of the National Guard, Secret Service, tank, and fences. P.S. he’s getting his wall but it’s in DC. See below. /1
Here is a shot with the National Guard and police. /2
Capitol through the fence /3
Zoom in to see tanks /4
Standing guard. These guys were everywhere. /5
Trucks and tanks (view from near Union Station). /6
More trucks and tanks /7
Trump’s wall being built in DC. /8
Buildings being boarded up. /9
Inauguration setup continuing. /10
After walking around I took a long drive around DC. Besides getting nowhere near the Capitol, you could get nowhere near the WH/Treasury complex and most of the streets in the Metro Center area totally blocked. Armed men everywhere you turned in DC. Didn’t look like America. /END

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