A big month as Donald Trump is sworn in as president

Nathan Grigereit, Assistant Opinion Writer

On Jan. 20th the 45th Presidential Inauguration took place, where Donald J. Trump became the  45th President of the United States. For many, this day was exciting and a day of celebration, but for others it was a day full of sadness and anger.

The 2016 presidential race was full of many strong emotions. Both candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, had the lowest approval ratings of any candidates in the history of the United States.

On Nov. 8th, Donald Trump won the election, winning the electoral college, 306-232. Ultimately, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, by more than 3 million votes, leading to a divided nation with many people who have called him out in anger or in praise.

Once Inauguration Day came around many people celebrated, and many people protested. More than 1.8 million people had attended Obama’s first inauguration, as of right now there are no accurate numbers of the amount of people who attended Trumps inauguration. Throughout the course of the day, there were peaceful protests, but there were also some violent incidents.

The protest started off peacefully, but then things changed after some time. As Trump was riding through DC in his motorcade, there were more than 200 people arrested just blocks away.

Shops, homes, and cars were broken into. Protesters clashed with riot police. The protesters threw rocks and fireworks at the police, and the police responded with tear gas and concussion grenades.

For the most part, the protests were peaceful, but there were quite a few incidents of violent protests throughout the country.

People’s took to the streets in Chicago, Detroit, and San Francisco.

The rest of Inauguration Day went as usual. The Trump family visited the White House and then later attended multiple presidential balls in DC.

In Trump’s inaugural address he brought back some of his campaign promises. He promised to bring back jobs and businesses. He also said that America will become the powerful nation it once was. He also promised to make sure that the American people were protected and that our country will prosper again.

That night Trump’s pick for the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, was sworn in as the new Secretary of Defense.

With the new President in power, the near and long term future is bound to be full of events and maybe even some surprises. With all of the emotion that has built up because of the election and Trump’s swearing in as President, it can only make you wonder what might happen in the future and where are country will be going.