As of Friday January 20, 2017, the United States of America has a brand new president. Many people gathered in Washington DC to witness history, some as supporters, and others as protestors. America felt a wave of mixed emotions on Friday afternoon as Donald Trump was sworn into the presidency officially, for the next four years. As of now, the fate of our country lies in the hands of Donald Trump. To some, this is seen as a triumph, but it is a tragedy to others. Nonetheless, the members of our country must stand together and not let one man divide us. Regardless of who leads our country, America is and always will be a united nation.
When Trump was elected president back in November, those who supported him were ecstatic. Inauguration day meant the world to these people. Trump supporters across the country felt nothing but pride and happiness on Friday afternoon after being able to witness the man they voted for being sworn into presidency. These people firmly believe that Trump is competent and able to run the country, and now it is his time to prove himself. They are relieved to see Trump leading our country over Clinton. For Trump supporters, Friday was an excellent day.
On the other hand, those who do not support Trump were absolutely devastated on Friday. Minorities, women, and other targeted groups across the country now find themselves living in fear because of the views Donald Trump has expressed towards certain groups of people. And if people aren’t scared, they’re angry. Some people fear for their lives now and others are utterly disgusted at America for electing a man like Trump. Those who do not support Trump may be feeling confusion as to how this happened. How did America actually end up electing this man? Although some Americans are thoroughly disappointed, there is nothing they can do at this point to change the outcome of the election. Somebody had to win, and just because it wasn’t the person they wanted doesn’t mean they have any power to change it. Regardless of the results, upset Americans are going to have to accept that Trump is now our president.