I was in a board meeting of a non-profit organization at noon today while the 4-year ritual of the change of administrations in the United States took place. But even if I had the opportunity, I would have not watched it.
I don’t think I am biased or being unfair when I say that almost every day for the past 6 months, Donald Trump did something shameful, whether telling a lie, demeaning someone, bullying, or making himself out to be better than he is. I abhor all those things in anyone’s character, and it’s distasteful to watch.
If I thought that President Trump going forward was going to communicate useful information when he speaks, then I might want to listen, but I have no confidence whatever in what he says because what he has said in the past was not true. Information cannot be communicated outside a relationship of trust.
I’ll follow the news and I’ll be politically active, but I see the next 2 years as a pretty dismal prospect. Perhaps with a new Congress in 2019 politics will get more interesting.
Update: It’s not going well. Now to supplement fake news, the Trump administration is issuing “alternative facts” about the obviously weak attendance at the Inauguration.