Donald Trump will take office as one of the most unpopular President-elects in recent history — and even ticket scalpers are feeling the pain.
Some scalpers, who bought tickets to Trump’s inauguration with the intent of reselling them on the secondary market, are not able to find buyers, and are stuck with the soon to be worthless tickets.
Yossi Rosenberg, 36, of upper Manhattan, told the Daily News he bought a pair of tickets to Friday’s Washington, D.C. event from a woman in Westchester County for $700, thinking he could flip them for at least twice as much.
But nobody’s biting.
From The Daily News:
“Nobody wants to buy them,” Rosenberg told The News. “It looks like I’m stuck with them, I might even have to go.”
Rosenberg, who works in software sales, said he occasionally scalps tickets to make a little extra dough and figured, given the wealth of some of Trump’s prominent Republican supporters, he’d receive some interest.
“I thought they would be in demand,” Rosenberg, a Democrat, said.
“I got offers before I got them, but then I get them and everybody balked,” he said.
A new Gallup poll out Monday found that 55% of Americans have a negative opinion of Trump — a rare occurrence for a President-elect. Of the last four President-elects, Trump is the only one whose unfavorability levels exceed his favorability levels.