The 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump is expected to one for the books, with about 800,000 to 900,000 people showing up to either commemorate or repudiate. There is a noticeable difference in the dynamic of this event as it approaches. Obama’s inauguration was an event of enthusiasm and hope, but Trump’s is seeming to be quite the opposite. Trump’s inaugurational committee is winning over big donors and big names to attend with promises of exclusive events and luxuries.
Among the expected attendees, many women mourning the Hillary Clinton’s loss are joining together in a giant women’s march in a defiant protest against their new president. Many celebrities who opposed Trump during the election are also planning on attending the various rallies and marches that day. Hotels are also concerned with their business, since the inauguration is always a money maker for eager citizens waiting to see their newest president. They are noticing that more hotel rooms are being reserved for Saturday, rather than Friday, clearly expressing that many more people have interest in the marches than the inauguration.
This event will hopefully bring new hope and healing to a torn nation, but could in fact worsen relations. It is expected that these marches will be peaceful and productive and ensure a message of love and equality is clear. Trump faces many groups of people both opposing him and welcoming him with open arms on his inauguration day and shall face the deepest hatred and appreciation all at once.