No, I’m not referring to Trump administration spokesmen. As I noted a while ago, many older houses in Boston have maintained their boot scrapers:
Back in the days of yore, when streets were covered with ‘mud’ (a euphemism for a combination of dirt, dog, human, horse and pig shit), you certainly didn’t want this crap in your house. Hence, boot scrapers.
Well, I found one in Georgetown, D.C., on N Street NW, between 27th and 28th: