Democrats and liberals fear and Republicans are anxious for the inauguration of soon-to-be President Donald J. Trump. Millions are anxious to hear what he will say in his inauguration speech. How outrageous will it be?
For months and months, people have analyzed Donald Trump’s style and tone and argued that a change was coming. Wait until the general, they said. Wait until after the election, they said. Wait until the inauguration, they said. We’ve watched and watched, waited and waited, and in his first press conference since being elected we were met with more of the same. Yes, Donald Trump the candidate is Donald Trump the president-elect…and will likely be Donald Trump the president.
But alas, we will ask one more time (with eyes closed and fingers crossed) as Inauguration Day quickly approaches: will he match his tone to the office he’s about to occupy? For a man who has said repeatedly that he wants to be a “president for all Americans,” his pathway to achieving that goal is rocky at best.
If we’ve learned one thing during Trump’s campaign for and transition to the Oval Office, it’s to expect the unexpected.
Here are 3 things to watch for as Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20: