Across the country, January 20, 2017 will be a day that will go down in history. Whether it brings fears or hopes, many will remember today as a day that changed America.
While many celebrities immediately and publicly declined offers to perform at the inauguration, others had a difficult decision to make. One Rockette, Mary, fears that refusing to perform would result in losing her job, but she feels that “dancing for Trump would be disrespecting the men and woman who work with us, the people we care about.”
Some people will remember today as the beginning of the end for their families. A local girl posted her fears on Instagram saying that her family is in “complete and udder shock and I can name all of the amazing people from our masjid who aren’t citizens and may be deported”. Many across the country fear that they will lose their friends and family as a result of Trump’s presidency.
For many, today is a day of acceptance. Regardless of who one’s first choice for president would be we need to accept the fact that Donald Trump is our president. Katie Shelley, a high school student from Florida, says that although she supported Hillary she understands that “he will be our president, and the American people did choose him. We just have to respect him because he will be our leader.”