After a long and rancorous election in 2016, it seems only fitting that President Donald Trump - who is already one of the most divisive figures in political history - also had arguably the most divisive Inauguration Day. At least on social media. Here are some highlights from Twitter's reaction to the Inauguration Day proceedings
There were hopes for a Hillary Insurgency.
Or a last-minute rescue courtesy of Bruce Willis.
Feels like this is a movie and that in the final minutes Bruce Willis is going to fly in and rescue everyone #InaugurationDay— Fiona Reidy (@FionaReidy) January 20, 2017
Or a gaffe resulting in a Mormon coup.
Choir Accidentally Sworn In As 45th President #InaugurationDay— Onion Politics (@OnionPolitics) January 20, 2017
Others thought a coup had already happened. Will Trump make Russia great again?
Trump's inclination - let alone competence - to do the job was called into question.
Some wondered if the clock was already ticking on Trump's early exit from the Oval Office.
The Daily Show predicted Trump's next "crooked media" rant.
Amateur mind readers tried to guess former First Lady Michelle Obama's thoughts.
But we really want to know what George Bush and Hillary Clinton were thinking while avoiding eye contact.
A lot of viewers didn't care for the prayers opening the ceremony.
Stop trying to make religion a thing. #Inauguration— Chris Ray Gun ✈️ NY (@ChrisRGun) January 20, 2017
Others wondered if the inauguration would lead to mass conversions.
The historic nature of the event wasn't overlooked.
It's official. 45th President and WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump is a thing. #InaugurationDay— James (@JamesRollsJr) January 20, 2017
Some had even been counting down the seconds until this day.
The anti-establishment rhetoric in Trump's speech went over well with his supporters.
Wow! Trump is blasting D.C. establishment!! I love it!!! #InaugurationDay— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) January 20, 2017
At least a few non-supporters were cautiously optimistic about the new administration.
On a note to optimism, I appreciate that Trump isn't typical Washington politics. Maybe it's what we need .. evidently. #InaugurationDay— Angela (@itsAngelaHeyy) January 20, 2017
And some complimented Trump's speech.
This speech has some of Trump's best lines that I've heard, for what it's worth. #InaugurationDay— neontaster 🐉🎲🐺 (@neontaster) January 20, 2017
Others vetted the 45th president's first address in real time.
#InaugurationDay Did Trump just say there is no room for Prejudice with a straight face? If that's true he needs to resign 5 seconds in.— Arthur Chappell (@arthurchappell) January 20, 2017
It was a big day for irony.
Seriously, nothing slipped by social media's fact checkers.
Or viewers wowed by seeing democracy in action - even if they don't like the results.
No matter the circumstance, still awed watching #InaugurationDay. Amazing to think how recent the peaceful transfer of power is in history.— Patrick Quinn (@patquinn_) January 20, 2017
But we can't forget that many did. So we'll let them have the last word to enjoy their special day.
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