President-elect Donald Trump will not be treated with the same respect as Barack Obama was both in 2009 and 2013 by the Washington, D.C. Metro transit authority.
The 2013 and 2009 inauguration-edition SmartTrip cards featured a smiling image of Barack Obama, with "America makes history."
This year, all the people get is a picture of the White House and no mention of Donald Trump, or the fact that he is our country's first president that isn't either a lawyer, a professional politician, or a military general.
The cards will sell for $10 and provide unlimited Metro access the day of the inauguration.
In an emailed statement to WTOP, Metro said it requested permission to use a photo of Trump but didn’t receive a reply from his campaign. “Due to the long lead time to produce the cards, the new pass commemorates the national celebration of the 58th Presidential Inauguration,” the agency stated.
Although Metro has a tough time keeping people safe on it's train system, it doesn't take a genius to realize that using Trump's name requires no permission at all.