PresidentTrump parading down Pennsylvania Avenue with Baron in tow.

Like so many people who cannot resist a very good, slo-mo 2 million automotive pile up, I woke with the birds to activate the TV to observe the circus come to city. Ringling Bros. could have cashed in final week having disbursed with the elephants, the unicorns and aggravating clowns. I might have advised that for these of you pining for the facet present with Bearded Women, Pin-Headed kids and Reptile boys simply head over to Coney Island. If right now is any indication we’ll want go no additional than our TV’s to catch a glimpse of the 3-Ringed Facet present.

Bits and items of the festivities from final evening nonetheless ring in my ears for his or her unbelievable paucity of expertise, enthusiasm and simply third fee high quality. Traditionally, Inaugurations have a tendency in the direction of the grand with tons of ceremony, pomp and gravity. There have been no indicators of that final night. As a substitute there have been a number of Nation Western acts trying extra like misplaced vacationers carrying guitars as an alternative of information books. Trump seemed misplaced sitting there ‘making some noise’ of gratitude. To coin one in all Trump’s phrases, “It was unhappy, very SAD”.

Obama’s Inauguration on left. Trump’s on proper.

This morning seemed a lot the identical solely with out the lucky cowl of darkness. When my mom attended the Inauguration of Obama, there wasn’t a spot on the mall to face. They got here down by bus from Massachusetts and the Mall was past jammed with celebrating hordes. Right this moment, the Mall seemed like half empty skating rink and half partially full car parking zone. The climate wasn’t brutally chilly and moist just like the Inaugural of 2009, but the place was all people? Facet by facet photos taken of the Mall for Obama’s Inaugural subsequent to Trump’s reveals a Mall that’s, nicely, fairly EMPTY.

Kellyann Conway, um…

The primary indicators that issues had been amiss was the looks of Kellyann Conway in entrance of the Chapel the place the Trump klan went to hope. In pink, white and blue Gucci, Ms. Conway gave new that means to the phrase WTF? I assume Baron Trump’s suggestion to put on one in all his Ninja Turtle costumes did not resonate. Nonetheless, she ought to have taken the child’s suggestion. To not put too superb a degree on this stuff however the press used the excuse that Conway’s regrettable selection of outfit value $3600.00 one way or the other legitimizing it. Cash legitimizes nothing. MONEY EXCUSES NOTHING.

The Obamas all the time gracious.

Obamas and Bidens very graciously welcomed the Trumps to the White
Home for tea. With the cameras capturing each expression, each
gesture, they might not have been extra heat or right. Trump and his
spouse shook fingers and embraced the First couple as they entered. One
may see the hassle the Obamas made to welcome them to their new house.
The Trumps for his or her half seemed tense even frightened, as they need to
be… Michelle was elegant and acceptable in a subdued burgundy coat
and costume. Melania seemed implausible in her pale blue cashmere Ralph
Lauren. Glamour she will do. Speaking, expressing an concept, writing or serving to to jot down a speech, taking a
place on something aside from the place to show her head, which eye to
squint or which is best; main along with her left leg or maybe along with her
proper, all of that continues to be to be seen.

Tiffany Trump

Tiffany seemed like what
I might count on; not a lot. An arctic white coat with a foul bleach job and
fringed black ankle boots is the right recipe for ridicule. Her street
out and in of this city is bound to be rutted and treacherous. She ought to
go away now because it’s solely going to get a lot uglier. The wives of the
sons, who look extra like their stand-in Mothers had been every an advert for lengthy
extensions. Uninteresting clothes, uninteresting eyes, and a marked lack of heat
between all of them spoke volumes. Donny, Jr. and Eric are simply odd to
watch. Between their placed on seriousness and their tendencies to brag,
brag, lie and all whereas trying completely misplaced is simply the apple not
falling removed from the tree. Like Papa, like sons. The slicked again hair
is a few Bryl-Creme
aberration they picked up from Dad or from trying too carefully at their
Stephen Baldwin posters. Seems to be like they copy his facial expressions
too. So does the President…….

Ivanka and her brother Eric? Donald, Jr?….

Ivanka, God bless her,
tried to hit the ball out of the stadium along with her all white confection
from our pre-school design workforce Laura Kim and her sidekick (the one who
cannot design a gerbil’s throw, BUT the one with Mama and Papa’s fats financial institution
account holding their sodden MONSE assortment itemizing within the shallows)
from Oscar de la Renta . Their escape second got here on the again of
Ivanka Trump in all of its asymmetry and confusion. The one factor clear
concerning the look was that it was white, the identical white that Hillary
Clinton was sporting. Past that, it was no Ivanka Trump branded
outfit (even I am unable to imagine I stated that)…… One way or the other I do not see the ladies within the viewers racing to
Saks to select up the look.

I assume he means enterprise…

The facet of the aisle
with all previous presidents, Supreme Court docket Justices, and so forth had such a
downcast look. It was extra funereal than celebratory, with the exception
of Paul Ryan and Decide Clarence Thomas who seemed like he was at
another person’s household reunion, you recognize, the semi-invited visitor that no
one desires to talk to however nonetheless is simply SO HAPPY to be there.

I assume we did…

‘leisure’ that includes not-so-little-anymore Jackie Evancho along with her
freakish, untrained and unlistenable (fake) operatic voice tentatively
sang the Nationwide Anthem, going for the large applause with an octave leap
on the final observe. It was ailing suggested. She should not have. Her arctic white coat with some
stuff glued on the again of it and on the lapels did not assist her patriotic trigger. Nothing
helped, till I bought up, turned off the TV and stood for a really very long time
within the bathe.

I nonetheless really feel soiled.