Ready or Not, Here Comes President Trump

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Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times
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Tomorrow at noon eastern time, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

He won’t be President of only the 30 states that he won on November 8, 2016, but will be the President of the entire country. However, a large amount of Democrats, Hollywood elites, and other celebrities are doing everything they can to take attention away from the inauguration or undermine Trump’s presidency. Close to 50 Democratic members of the House of Representatives are planning on skipping the inauguration on Friday — most notably Georgia’s Representative John Lewis who said Trump was illegitimately elected.

Another person who really needs to hear this message is Meryl Streep, who constantly bashed Trump during her speech at the Golden Globes and caused even more division in this country, temporarily shifting the debate from Trump’s legitimacy to whether or not Hollywood elites should be talking about politics in public. Other celebrities, particularly musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Bono, and Roger Waters have consistently spoken out against Trump during the months leading up to general election and since Trump won the election in November.

Some members of the Washington cartel have warmed up to Trump since he was elected in November but have still been very critical of some of his policies, mainly people in his own party like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ). Not all of Hollywood has shown themselves to be against Trump, with actress Nicole Kidman saying that we need to support President-elect Trump as long as he is in office, something that she received a large amount of criticism for saying. Several musicians have received criticism for saying that they will perform at Trump’s inauguration including 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, and The Beach Boys.

With all the division that we have seen in the United States since the 2016 election cycle began all we can do at this point is hope that Trump helps to pass legislation that helps everyone in the country and that he is a uniter, not a divider. It will be hard to get that done, but if he is able to get bi-partisan support on a large portion of his agenda, there will be great healing in this country moving forward.

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