Today in scams, this absolutely brazen cash grab for a bus trip to Trump’s 2021 inauguration


  • Screengrab via Eventbrite

After seeing this in the Bulwark newsletter the other day, we were pretty sure it would be dead on Eventbrite by the time we clicked.


But nope, these hucksters are still taking money. For a bus trip to Donald Trump’s inauguration.

On Jan. 20, 2021.
(Screaky-screaky noise as you grind your fists into your eye sockets in disbelief.)


There’s a sucker born every minute, as P.T. Barnum said, and I might add that most of them are wearing MAGA hats.


Yes, Reggie Skyrock and Ashley Weiss are “anticipating” Trump’s inauguration, in much the same way that I am anticipating having lost 25 pounds by sitting on my couch since March. That is: pure magic-sprinkle-fairy-dust wish fulfillment. (The difference is, I won’t be Venmo’ing Reggie and Ashley to make it all come true.) 

No refunds! But definitely “check back for additional information before the event”! LOL infinity. 

This isn’t a local scam, but it’s all of a piece with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Hail Mary lawsuit to overturn the election, Gov. Greg Abbott’s defense of said suit or other Texas elected officials refusing to admit Joe Biden actually won the election, not just by a little, but by a lot.

Look, we all have moments of wishing that things were different than they are, whether that’s getting your choice of president or not living through a global pandemic or finding out Jeni’s Brambleberry Crisp is a miracle weight-loss formula. 

Trump isn’t getting inaugurated in 2021, buddies. Please find a better way to deal with it than inflicting your toddler tantrums on the republic and/or fleecing your fellow sheep.

A version of this story first appeared in the Orlando Weekly, an affiliated publication. Samford Nowlin also contributed to this report.

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