I did not watch Trump’s inaugural because anyone helped by Russia to “win” the presidency is not a legitimate president. So watching the event would have been a total waste of time for me. But the spectacle was watched by some, and the criticisms are quickly coming in.
George Will, a former conservative Republican who left his party because of its embrace of Donald Trump, wrote a column after Trump’s speech. Will called the speech, “the most dreadful inaugural address in history.”
Twenty minutes into his presidency, Donald Trump, who is always claiming to have made, or to be about to make, astonishing history, had done so. Living down to expectations, he had delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s White House counselor, had promised thatthe speech would be “elegant.” This is not the adjective that came to mind as he described “American carnage.” That was a phrase the likes of which has never hitherto been spoken at an inauguration.
I knew watching his speech would have been a total waste of time.