PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As President Trump enters the halfway point of his first 100 days in office, a local man finds out he had an opportunity to be there on day one.
When the mail carrier brought retired radio traffic reporter John Brown his mail to his Rosemont home earlier this week, there was one piece of mail from Washington D.C.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
“It was for the inauguration. It was for the president and the vice president, and they ‘would like to have my body present,’ blah blah blah blah. And I’m thinking, ‘just a wee too late,’” Brown said.
An invitation to the Presidential Inauguration… on January 20th.
“I took a picture of it. People say, ‘oh I got mine yesterday. Oh I got mine a week ago.’ And all of a sudden people are telling me they got their invitation,” said Brown.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
Brown says there were about 40 of his Facebook friends, who are also Trump campaign supporters, who got invitations recently.
“I did donate a couple of times, but, you know, it wasn’t a lot of money,” said Brown.
So with the inauguration obviously over, John put his invitation in the recycling bin and rolled it to the curb.
“I don’t keep that kind of stuff,” he said.
There was no response from the White House press office, or a direct tweet from President Trump as to why supporters were just now getting their invitations.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
The Delaware County Republican office was not aware of the late mailings.