Trump critics horse around with sensual line

Central Station | 12 Jan 2017

Forget the brash talk and saber-rattling, Donald Trump's inauguration next week will be all "soft sensuality," his team promised, drawing howls of disbelief on social media.

Twitter exploded in memes and mockery following the remarks by Tom Barrack, chairman of the president- elect's inaugural committee, who said the event in Washington would have "poetic cadence," rather than a "circus- like" coronation.

Asked whether his team - which has struggled to attract A-list entertainers - was confident of drawing enough performers to flesh out the January 20 event, Barrack said he was "overwhelmed."

He added: "What we've done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is, we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place."

Memes going viral under the hashtag #softsensuality included a photo of a younger Trump in a bathrobe and montages of him with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin in compromising poses, including one where the famously homophobic Putin showed off his physique.

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