Gaslighting, living in an alternative universe, or missing something? These are the things that go through my head when I see data like this. The following graph shows the percentages of Americans who perceived the large military presence at Joe Biden’s sparsely attended–excluding the National Guard troops, that is–presidential inauguration:
Excepting white men without college degrees–and then only just–majorities of every major demographic grouping thought the show of force was appropriate. Some 7% of respondents even thought it was evidence of the government “not taking the risks seriously enough”! Perhaps a few more legions to stand guard against the phantom thirteenth would’ve been in order!