As you will already know, Donald J Trump’s $100,000 inauguration took place yesterday. And what a… ceremony it was…

Nothing much really happened as, you know, basically every celebrity refused to attend and perform. Instead of headline names like Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, U2 and the (very) long list of names that appeared at Barack Obama’s first inauguration back in 2008, Trump had the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Front Men of Country and plenty of other people you’ve never heard of.

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Anyway, he shook hands with Obama and Michelle drove to the ceremony with Melania, now only the second foreign First Lady of the United States. After Mrs Trump presented the former First Lady with a Tiffany and Co. blue box – to a particularly unmoved Michelle – final preparations for the Obama administration to finally withdraw were underway.

Now Trump has sworn the oath of presidency to uphold the Constitution – may I remind you all for future notice, the American Constitution upholds the declaration that all citizens are to be treated equally – the next step (apart from a massive weekend of ‘seshes’, as we’d call them) is delivery on his promises. His many, many promises.

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In his inauguration speech, which has been noted as more of a rant and attack on the three former presidents who attended (Obama, Bush Jr and Clinton), Trump said that his presidency would be one that brought the power back to the people.

He went on to say: “We will no longer accept politicians who are always complaining but never doing anything about it. The time for empty talk is over, now arrives the hour of action.”

What struck me as particularly interesting about Trump’s first mark of his presidency was the underlying religious theme: “There is no fear, we are protected and will always be protected by the great men and women of our military and most importantly we will be protected by God.”

We all know that America has long been a Christian country. While it hasn’t always been heavily played on in recent years by Obama – although he has mentioned it, particularly towards the end of his presidency – religion seems to be a dominant factor now in American politics. Trump, who is a devout protestant and attends church every Sunday (and on the morning of his inauguration), seems to be clear on the fact that religion will shape his presidency.

Whether a realistic form of Christianity will be portrayed by the 45th President is something that only time will tell. However, I’m definitely sceptic about that, as you’d imagine. After all, a wise woman writing during the time of the civil rights movement once said: “sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle”. (It was Harper Lee, if you were wondering. To Kill A Mockingbird. Check it out.)


All we can do now is watch until he does something utterly devastating. And he will – just give it time. Donald Trump is – and I am totally confident in saying so – an orange monster. He has been able to get into the minds of the ordinary people by pretending he is one, despite the fact he is a billionaire. He has done something that, admittedly, no other politician has done yet.

But do not worry. Trump will do what he will and the same problems will be there. America will realise this and then a better, credible leader will step in.

History always repeats itself. And politics is always swings and roundabouts.