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Monday, January 16, 2017

Why I Can't Wait for Trump's Inaugural

I've made no secret of the fact that I thought both major candidates for president in 2016 were horrible. America was pretty much screwed either way. I have also been very open about my overall distrust in, and dislike of, Donald Trump's petty vindictiveness and the danger it presents to our country.

Still, I'm very much looking forward to his inaugural speech on Friday. It could be one for the ages. Here's why I think that:

1. There is no way that Trump doesn't attack his enemies in the speech. 

Nobody holds a grudge like Donald J. Trump. The man does not let any slight - real or perceived, big or small - pass him by without responding. He's had some big stages from which to speak over the last 18 months or so, and he's never let an opportunity to bash his "opponents" pass. The biggest stage of all will be presented to him on Friday as he speaks to the entire nation. How many swings do you think he will take at those who have slammed him? I put the over/under at 7.



2. The other horrible candidate will be in attendance.

Hillary Clinton will be there as Trump takes office. Half of America wishes she had won. The other half thinks we dodged a massive pant-suited bullet when she lost. All of us will be "treated" to dozens of camera shots of her while Trump is speaking. As a seasoned politician who is used to having cameras on her, she is pretty good at looking stoic. But maybe - just maybe - we will catch a sneer or two on her face. Best case scenario: Trump gloats about his victory over her and, with nothing left for her to lose, she lets a look of utter disgust, and maybe even a bird, fly.


3. No Teleprompter can contain him.

I imagine there are several people who are working very, very hard to make sure that Trump does not go off script on Friday. They will make sure his speech is positive and clear of any vengeful statements. They will triple check that the Teleprompters are working. And none of it will matter when Trump gets in front of millions of people. He is at his best (or worst, depending on your persuasion) when he speaks from the "heart". If he does that on Friday, then this could be one of the all-time most memorable inaugural speeches. I guarantee that no President has ever said some of the things that he will say if he truly goes off script. As a student and lover of history, that would be very entertaining for me.


So even though most of us are concerned about the direction of our country, try not to take things too seriously on Friday. Enjoy Trump's speech for what it is: a mostly meaningless ritual that could provide tons of entertainment. That will make it all a little easier to get through.
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