The day finally arrived. Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America today.
While all eyes are on the new president, it is fitting to recognize the outgoing executive, Barack Hussein Obama II who remained popular, among the nonwhites, with an approval rating of 57% according to this month’s Gallop poll, 17 points higher than the incoming President Trump. A big thank you on a job well done and fond farewell to President Obama.
The inaugural message by President Trump weaved an “America First,” protectionism tone that is consistent with his campaign theme. How that will play out will be the focus for the days to come. But the man and his message did not sit well with everyone. Behind the banners and bunting of the inaugural parade was the angry protesters raging against the event.
As of 6 pm, the CNN reported 6 police officers were injured and “217 protesters arrested after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at police . . .” Sounded a pretty upsetting crowd if you ask me. And that is not all. A planned protest called Women’s March on Washington will take place tomorrow.
The excitement continues.
What’s your take on the inaugural?