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Scalpers May Lose Money On Trump Inauguration Tickets

| by Michael Allen

While the news media is buzzing about President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, some scalpers are having a hard time selling tickets to the event.

Yossi Rosenberg bought two tickets for $700 in the hope that he could resell them for twice that much.

"Nobody wants to buy them," Rosenberg told the New York Daily News. "It looks like I'm stuck with them, I might even have to go."

Rosenberg has tried to sell the tickets on Craigslist, Facebook and white supremacist message boards, but has had no luck.

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"I thought they would be in demand," Rosenberg lamented. "I got offers before I got them, but then I get them and everybody balked."

The newspaper notes that some inauguration tickets on Craigslist are listed from $175 to $400.

"Someone offered me $200 for the pair," Rosenberg added. "I guess his approval ratings aren't that high, right?"

A Gallup poll released on Jan. 13 found Trump with a 51 percent disapproval rating, and a historically low 44 percent approval rating.

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While the demand for tickets may be low, one of the biggest demonstrations in U.S. history is expected on Jan. 21 to protest Trump's first day in office, reported The Guardian.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected at the Women’s March, which has nearly 200 progressive groups supporting it.

"A march of this magnitude, across this diversity of issues has never happened before," said Kaylin Whittingham, president of The Association of Black Women Attorneys. "We all have to stand together as a force no one can ignore."

The Women’s March will advocate for abortion rights, environmental protection, voting rights, gun control, healthcare, rights of inmates, racial equality, increase in the minimum wage, gender equality and freedom of the press.

March organizer Linda Sarsour said that more than 300 local protests will happen in all 50 states, as well as marches in 30 other countries.

Sources: New York Daily News, Gallup, The Guardian / Photo credit: Yossi Rosenberg/Facebook via New York Daily News

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