A New President Is Inaugurated

Posted on January 26, 2021 by


“I will always fight for you. I will be watching and listening. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. They’ve the foundation to do something really spectacular,” former President Donald Trump said.

On 20 January 2021, Joe Biden was inaugurated as this country’s 46th president, and Kamala Harris became the first female vice president. Many are excited for this new change, but almost as many are skeptical.

Biden was inaugurated at the capital, despite the attempted coup earlier this month. The riot involved Trump supporters storming the capital and pushing back police and taking selfies at desks. Even some police officers joined in the coup, with one even driving from Seattle in his police car to join.

This coup doesn’t sit well with many people because, during some peaceful BLM protests, the protesters were almost immediately teargassed; however, these protesters were armed and dangerous, and yet it took a decent amount of time to bring in the national guard and the teargas. Many Republicans themselves were very disappointed with what happened, believing it was completely unnecessary.

“The coup was an embarrassing act by the Republican Party, just as shameful as the riots that went violent by Democrats earlier in the year. Now both sides need to pull in the chains of their radicals,” senior, and Republican, Aidan Kotsch said.

Historically, the current President was always at his successor’s inauguration, but this year Trump did not attend, leaving Washington around eight in the morning. Some understand his decision to leave early, but others do not support his behavior.

“It was disrespectful that he wasn’t there,” said another Republican FAHS student who wished to remain anonymous.

Kamala was sporting an all-purple outfit with Biden wearing a purple tie, to symbolize the unity between Republicn and Democratic sides.

“Without unity, there is no peace. Only bitterness and fury,” Biden said.

Many Trump supporters believe that Trump was the best thing that has ever happened to this country and that Biden will destroy the economy and take away civil rights. Many Biden supporters respond that Trump has been doing this for the last four years.

“I expect massive market regulation, increased political tensions, and a terribly slow market recovery similar to the one under Obama, post-Great Recession,” Kotsch said.

Many believe that Biden is losing his mental stability, although many say the same about Trump. There is also debate on whether or not both presidents are racist, with Trump telling the Proud Boys to “stand by” and Biden telling an interviewer that if you’re black and have trouble deciding on who to vote for, “You ain’t black.” Many persons of color voted for Trump because they believed he was good for the country, and others voted for him because it was his stance to make any abortion illegal, which they agreed with because of their religious or moral views. 

Some think that Biden will get this country going again and better protect minorities, but others think that some of his stances will worsen this country, like the Paris Agreement or the Green New Deal. Not many think that Biden will last eight years. In fact, many believe he won’t even last four. Both Democrats and Republicans have hope for the future, and really all anyone can hope for is that 2021 will be better than 2020.

Posted in: Madeline Ammon