Faces of the Trump Inauguration

A visual diary from outside the Trump inauguration in DC. 

 Bikers for Trump volunteers from Virginia overseeing the bike parking in a downtown park. Around 10:30 am.

Bikers for Trump volunteers from Virginia overseeing the bike parking in a downtown park. Around 10:30 am.

 Bikers for Trump arriving in DC.

Bikers for Trump arriving in DC.

One of many small groups of protestors moving quickly around the mall on the morning of Trump's inauguration. 

 I asked them if they were here for the inauguration and she said "Oh no, we're here for the women's march tomorrow. It's my birthday present." From North Carolina.

I asked them if they were here for the inauguration and she said "Oh no, we're here for the women's march tomorrow. It's my birthday present." From North Carolina.

 The MAGA hat sellers were out in full force. 

The MAGA hat sellers were out in full force. 

Fair trade Llamas.

 Protestors outside the entrance to the inauguration. 

Protestors outside the entrance to the inauguration. 

 "We don't see this kind of thing in Glenn Falls" said the woman, a Trump supporter, referring to the masked anarchists yelling "Fuck Trump" outside the entrance to the National Mall. 

"We don't see this kind of thing in Glenn Falls" said the woman, a Trump supporter, referring to the masked anarchists yelling "Fuck Trump" outside the entrance to the National Mall. 

 "Homeless lives matter."

"Homeless lives matter."

 "Tank"

"Tank"

 "A guy just told me he was a white nationalist" the flag seller told me. "Over there. He wanted to buy a 'Don't Tread on Me' flag and I told him, 'this is not a racist flag, it's about freedom.'"

"A guy just told me he was a white nationalist" the flag seller told me. "Over there. He wanted to buy a 'Don't Tread on Me' flag and I told him, 'this is not a racist flag, it's about freedom.'"

 Trumpist

Trumpist

 Protestors shut down many entrances to the mall on the morning of the inauguration.

Protestors shut down many entrances to the mall on the morning of the inauguration.

"TRUMP IS A FASCIST"

 The Trump supporter on the left saw me chatting with the Trump supporter on the right, he joined in and now they're best friends.

The Trump supporter on the left saw me chatting with the Trump supporter on the right, he joined in and now they're best friends.

"Bikers for Trump?" I asked. "Yeah, but we're also press." He then listed a handful of motorcycle mags.

 It was almost impossible to get through the gates before the ceremony started. These three were watching it on their phones just outside the National Mall.

It was almost impossible to get through the gates before the ceremony started. These three were watching it on their phones just outside the National Mall.

 I asked to see their patches.

I asked to see their patches.

 A lot of bikers came down.

A lot of bikers came down.

The following is a slide show within a slide show of some "Alt-Right" skater teens and their violent run-in with some anti-fascists who broke their Celtic cross flag. I got caught in the crossfire and dropped my camera. Watch a video of one explaining why he's carrying that flag, here.

 "Wrong"

"Wrong"

 While the ceremony was going on.

While the ceremony was going on.

 I'm being filmed without my permission while photographing someone else without permission.

I'm being filmed without my permission while photographing someone else without permission.

Trumpist styles 

 Trumpist styles 2

Trumpist styles 2

 As the crowd let out there was a frenzy for discounted Trump merch.

As the crowd let out there was a frenzy for discounted Trump merch.

Buying more hats.

 Is that John Voight on the right?

Is that John Voight on the right?

 Slickers

Slickers

 After the inauguration

After the inauguration

 Youth wing

Youth wing

 Blondes in fur.

Blondes in fur.

 Not quite clear why border patrol-men were there.

Not quite clear why border patrol-men were there.

 Except to get daps from the crowd.

Except to get daps from the crowd.

 As the crowd let out.

As the crowd let out.

 A novelty T-Shirt hawker.

A novelty T-Shirt hawker.

 "Soft Pretzels"

"Soft Pretzels"

 Damp Trumpists

Damp Trumpists

 Swaggy Trumpists

Swaggy Trumpists

 Po' Boy Trumpist

Po' Boy Trumpist

 A lot of deals to be had post ceremony.

A lot of deals to be had post ceremony.

 What is everyone looking at?

What is everyone looking at?

 They're looking at Alex Jones.

They're looking at Alex Jones.

 Conspiracy bros

Conspiracy bros

 Trumpist style.

Trumpist style.

 A Breitbart reporter, right, asking Jones a stupid question.

A Breitbart reporter, right, asking Jones a stupid question.

 Hey do you guys know who that is? "Hell yeah, it's Alex Jones!"

Hey do you guys know who that is? "Hell yeah, it's Alex Jones!"

 The loneliest Jesus freak.

The loneliest Jesus freak.

 More teens caught in the InfoWars orbit.

More teens caught in the InfoWars orbit.

 Jones making a hasty exit.

Jones making a hasty exit.

 Some of Jones' many bodyguards escorting him away.

Some of Jones' many bodyguards escorting him away.

 Friendly rifle enthusiast.

Friendly rifle enthusiast.

 The scene outside the ceremony.

The scene outside the ceremony.

 She was sitting on the side of the road with some friends yelling "Fuck Trump" at the MAGA hat wearers walking by.

She was sitting on the side of the road with some friends yelling "Fuck Trump" at the MAGA hat wearers walking by.

 Orthodox Trump bros.

Orthodox Trump bros.

 Heavy handed visual metaphor

Heavy handed visual metaphor

 Trumpist selfie with Obama portrait artist.

Trumpist selfie with Obama portrait artist.

 Hours after the inauguration I walked by lines of people attending the balls.

Hours after the inauguration I walked by lines of people attending the balls.

 Police had a tight presence around the ball-goers.

Police had a tight presence around the ball-goers.

 Meanwhile, downtown.

Meanwhile, downtown.