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RNC 2020

The Trump family got cushy thrones to watch their father's convention speech — while Cabinet members got hard chairs

The Trumps have been likened to a "royal family," but seating the family members on cushy thrones at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night was maybe a little too on the nose. Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric, and Tiffany (as well as their respective partners, and the second family) were given plush blue chairs to watch their father deliver his convention acceptance speech on the South Lawn of the White House:

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The other attendees? Their backsides weren't quite so lucky. The thousand or so in the audience were seated instead on stiff-looking white chairs:

One would think that at least important Cabinet members would get nice seats like the Trump family — but you would be mistaken:

Just goes to show: it's good (for your tush) to be king.