As of 12pm Friday, January 20, Donald Trump was President of the United States of America. That statement seems like it can not be true, but it is. Who would have thought 5 years ago that he could or would be the President? Did anyone watch the events leading up to the Inauguration? How about the Inauguration? During his speech, Trump made many statement/promises that seem to be extremely lofty goals. That is nothing new, he has been making these statements for a year now. Did the Obama’s have any issues on the way out?
Thursday night was full of protests and rioting and nothing changed on Friday morning. Businesses were damaged and pepper spray was used. Seems like a pretty silly thing to do. Protesting is a part of our culture and it is our right. However, peaceful protesting should be the ticket. When property damage, human damage, and tons of money is spent to keep people safe it seems to be counter productive. According to NBC News, 95 people have been arrested in the Washington DC area. I am sure that number has increased. The Presidency is always a hot-button topic, but Trump really seems to move the needle more than anyone I can remember in recent years.
President Trump, that is weird to type, had one heck of a day. He started off by taking the oath of office, then gave a speech that makes plenty of promises, moved into a new house, and then went to a bunch of parties that celebrate the inauguration. That would be enough for me to sleep in the next day! Trump reminded everyone of his theme, “Make America Great Again”. Those are lofty goals, but I would rather him set the goal high and come up short than not have a goal at all.
So on a funny note, check out this article about the Inauguration cake. The Trump team has been accused of plagiarizing a few times and now the cake might be plagiarized! How on Earth could someone let that happen? They look the exact same. Let’s hope there are some new ideas for the next cake in 4 years.
Here are a few things about the departure of Obama. How about the fact that his plane had to be diverted yesterday. His last day in office and his first flight as a civilian gets messed up. The article notes that the handful of supporters gathered had to go home unhappy because the Obama’s flight was diverted to another airport. Any idea how much money Obama will make from the Federal Government? According to this article, Obama will make $207,800 in pension payments as a retired Government employee. That is a decent pension, but it will be pennies compared to the money he will make in the private sector and through speaking engagements and book deals.
No matter what side of the fence you were on, it does not matter at this point. Trump is our President and he deserves a fair shot. If he can not deliver on his promises he will get his share of negative reactions. I have a feeling that even if he does deliver, he will have his share of negative press. He just moves the needle that much!