Inauguration Of Donald Trump

Keenan Taylor

As President Donald J. Trump took the inaugural oath Friday, January 20. He delivered a speech filled with hopefulness and promises of rebuilding the nation to be stronger and better in the eyes of the world. As Trump finished his inaugural oath, the crowd was filled with cheers of excitement and praise as well boos of disappointment and anger.  

Following the inauguration protests across the nation were sparked, including the women’s march.

With the inauguration comes the final cabinet approval hearings, Trump sparked controversy with his Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A) and education cabinet picks. Scott Pruitt and Betsy DeVos had questions raised about possible conflicts of interests.

Scott Pruitt is a known climate change denier and has ties with the energy industry. Being nominated for administrator of the EPA, an agency that is supposed to protect the environment and having this background poses conflicts

Betsy DeVos has controversy behind her nomination as well, when questioned at the hearing she struggled to answer questions about the American education system.

Trump pledged to put America first during his presidency.  During his inaugural address he pledged to not let other countries take advantage of America and to return control of the country to its people.