Reactions from President Trump’s favorite platform
“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” President Donald Trump told the American people Friday morning. He is now the 45th President of the United States. His inauguration speech was filled with the kind of nationalistic, isolationist rhetoric he stated on the campaign trail. With all that, you may want to turn your head. You may want to divest. You can’t. Not as a form of protest. Not as anything else.
Luckily, we’ve got Twitter. For all its problems, this is where it excels. It allows us to find the pithiest, most direct stream of broadcast for our nascent thoughts, fears, struggles, anger, and hope.
Here’s how the Twitterverse is reacting to the first guy from Queens, New York, to ever become POTUS.
Here’s What Donald Trump Thinks Is Happening
power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People. #InaugurationDay— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1484934718.0
Michael Moore Tells It Like It Is
Here at the Inaugural. A tragedy for democracy. https://t.co/Ev9cqcaYXB— Michael Moore (@Michael Moore)1484931117.0
Paul Ryan Is Coming For Your Health Insurance
Headed to White House for coffee with the President and President-Elect before #InaugurationDay festivities begin. https://t.co/0ABPk40Xea— Paul Ryan (@Paul Ryan)1484921849.0
The ACLU Is Ready
A lot of people are tweeting that they are donating to the ACLU today. Thank you for your support. We won't let you down.— ACLU (@ACLU)1484933489.0
Adding Power To That Privilege, Mr. Trump?
I can't help but think "privilege, privilege, privilege," and now "power," when I look at Trump and his family. #Inauguration— Jarrett Hill (@Jarrett Hill)1484933681.0
Trump closed on a TERRORIST FIST JAB. #Inauguration— Hari Kondabolu (@Hari Kondabolu)1484933611.0
Maybe Betsy DeVos Can Help
Anyone here an expert on bears and hibernation? Would like to sleep for 4 years. Please advise. #Inauguration— Calum McSwiggan (@Calum McSwiggan)1484933397.0
Van Jones May Be On To Something
Here comes the rain. The skies are weeping. #Inauguration— Van Jones (@Van Jones)1484931863.0
This Is The New America
to be fair, barack obama and donald trump having the same job title is about as american as it gets— Rembert Browne (@Rembert Browne)1484923356.0
Where’s Woody When You Need Him?
https://t.co/cT0OpwJ6te— Rembert Browne (@Rembert Browne)1484923926.0
Michelle’s Not Smiling For Anybody
We are all Michelle https://t.co/DjPGWcdtoC— Yung 🏁 Buñuelo (@Yung 🏁 Buñuelo)1484929983.0
Ms. Gay Feels Deeply For Hillary Clinton
I feel so much for President Obama, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton having to be at the inauguration. So much.— roxane gay (@roxane gay)1484933290.0
NASA Reminds Us How Small We Are
In honor of the Inauguration of President Trump, here are archive images of Washington, D.C., from space.… https://t.co/ebIsg4cTJ0— NASA (@NASA)1484933498.0
Maybe Something Came Up?
Here are the 11am hour #Inauguration crowds side by side and from the same angle. 2009 on the left, 2017 on the rig… https://t.co/NGAW94n3mD— Saved You A Trick (@Saved You A Trick)1484934501.0
Bernie Sanders Hasn’t Given Up
Today will be a tough day, but we can't throw up our hands in despair. We have to fight back. We are not giving up. https://t.co/y3lJf9wzEq— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders)1484924762.0
Neither Has Hillary Clinton
I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton)1484927630.0
Something Definitely Came Up
Wow! The people know "Donald the Unready" was a lousy choice. As the motorcade moves through the street, the blea… https://t.co/plVWuP3lIz— Cornelia (@Cornelia)1484930069.0
Did … President Trump Quote Bane?
Guys... Donald Trump quoted Bane in his #Inauguration speech! https://t.co/tVZQ4ppgPK— Batman-News.com (@Batman-News.com)1484935137.0
Climate Change Is Already On The Backburner
The White House website has flipped. Among other things, Obama's climate change pages are gone… https://t.co/TGLhwUrxv9— Brian Kahn (@Brian Kahn)1484931923.0
From The Mouths Of Babes
NEW YORK KIDS https://t.co/tvhakffL3x— sara no h🌹 (@sara no h🌹)1484874664.0
Joe Biden Asks You To Never Forget
15.8 million new jobs. 20 million more people insured. 165,000 troops home from war. Serving as your VP was the greatest honor of my life.— VP Biden (Archived) (@VP Biden (Archived))1484860015.0
Because GOOD Won’t
A final wave from former President @BarackObama #Inauguration https://t.co/gIpus4cQF6— Variety (@Variety)1484934511.0
Thank you, former-President Barack Obama.