Trump inaugurated 45th president of the United States
February 13, 2017
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Inauguration Day pulled through with the transition of the presidential Donald Trump into presidential office among much controversy on Jan 20.
“I think it was ultimately a peaceful transition of power, but I was grimacing at what’s going to come because I couldn’t see a face like that making America better again,” freshman Marjina Haque said.
Trump is the United States of America’s 45th president. Even though there’s been backlash that followed Trump to the White House, the ceremonies and traditions provided a professional tone to the scene of unity and bravery.
“I will fight for you with every breath in my body and I will never, ever let you down,” Trump said in a transcript from the Washington Post of his Inaugural Address in Washington D.C.
The ideals expressed by Trump’s wish to instill power in the people was widely discussed as patriotic and empowering.
“I think he’s going to achieve that,” senior Floyd Brown said. “It’s about how and when.”
Some people thought otherwise, taking Trump’s words as a fad, the first false promise of a new era.
“He was very vague,” Haque said. “I think it was to insight power in people and make them feel like they had a voice.”
Despite the protests and the fears that people have, Trump has attempted to unify the people when he was addressing the public.
“We are one nation and their pain is our pain,” Trump said in his address on Jan 20. “Their dreams are our dreams and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.”
Inauguration Day is supposed to be one of commemoration, hope and celebration. However, it ended up being full of confusion, chaos and protest. Washington D.C. was alive with distrust from protesters causing enough havoc to block off multiple streets and a mall. Most notably, access to the actual inauguration was limited at times because of the of protests.
“We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity,” Trump said in reference to the protests and division.
Protesters dominated the news networks but they weren’t the only ones in D.C. Supporters were highly encouraged to attend by the president and many were glad to have gotten the chance to do so.
“This is your day. This is your celebration,” Trump said. “And this, the United States of America, is your country.”
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