Inauguration of Donald Trump
January 24, 2017
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On Friday, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. In one of the least-attended inaugurations of recent years, Donald Trump ascended to the Presidency of the United States, succeeding the popular President Barack Obama (who left with remarkably high approval rates). Many congressmen and women from around the country (including several of New Jersey’s delegation) were counted among those absent from the celebrations.
The day kicked off at 11:30, with the swearing-in of Mike Pence (R-IN) as Vice President. Donald Trump was sworn in at exactly noon, marking the official transition. His inaugural address ranked among the shortest in history (and read at an eighth grade level), but largely reflect his campaign promises.
So what does the inauguration mean for us? Sophomore Sean Vowells says that “the inauguration of Trump went well. I watched his speech and thought it was very good. He addressed all types of people, those who voted for him, and those who didn’t vote for him. I thought it was kind of the Clinton’s to go considering the last few months between the two. The Trump administration has a ton of potential. The main reason that I think it will succeed is because the people already have such a low expectation that it won’t take much for Trump to surpass that expectation. If Trump completes the things he promised in the debates, I truly believe that he will help the country tremendously.”
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