by Pamela Williams
What a beautiful and welcome Inauguration it was for President Trump, the First Family, and for America. Though not everyone was happy with what they saw, as Hillary Clinton caught Bill Clinton admiring the new First Lady in an adoring (lustful) way. I actually felt sorry for her, as she stared him down, but he ignored her. I have the video for you.
After the long and beautiful inauguration ceremonies, President Trump…say it again…President Trump quickly turned to work. He started right away to make a clean break from the Obama Administration. From watching the ceremonies, I think it is fair to say there is no love lost between the Obamas and the Trumps. Melania was so cordial to Michelle, but honestly I did not like the way Michelle reacted to her. I think you can see from the video above exactly what I mean. Michelle did not even acknowledge her as she was escorted down the steps. Lets face it, we now have the most beautiful First Lady in American history.
President Trump spent his first night in the White House, and started his first full day in office at a national prayer service Saturday morning. The traditional gathering was the last piece of the transition ritual for the new president before he was clear to get to work. Even that did not go without some controversy by the members of the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place. The cathedral has for years hosted a prayer service for the new president. However, in keeping the tradition has sparked debate among Episcopalians opposed to Trump’s policies. In my opinion, that is absurd, as God is not political!
It is such a disgrace that many who have supported our President have suffered such a backlash from the elitest snobs in America. You can easily take a stick and draw the line right now between the Godly and ungodly in this Country. I think you could start in the Washington National Cathedral congregation. However, it is good to hear that Bishop Mariann Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington had the good grace to welcome the new First Family,but even that did not go without a little comment. She wrote in her blog that she had “as sense of outrage at some of the President-elect’s words and actions.” Yet…bless her heart…she felt an obligation to welcome all people without qualification, especially those who disagree and need to find a way to work together.
Washington D.C. is the hallmark it seems of hypocrisy and division, although it should be the opposite. It should represent to the world a coming together of those who agree to disagree while debating and presenting differing opinions and viewpoints. I believe that President Trump and Vice President Pence can begin to heal our Country while putting a government in place that will make America great again. I do want to say that Vice President Pence and his wife are such beautiful and gracious people, and our Country is very excited to have him them lead with President Trump and his Cabinet. I would also like to say a special word about Kellyanne Conway – what a jewel and a winner of a woman! It is to her that we the people owe a great debt. She tirelessly spoke in a commanding way in the news media for President Trump and his Administration, and she won!
Last but not least, President Trump plans to meet with the CIA today on Capitol Hill. President Trump has a very commanding and straightforward, but at the same time, a very gracious way of addressing those to whom he is speaking. I assume he will begin to chart the course for the CIA to clarify some of the misdirection he and the American people have been exposed to. In my opinion, we have had many versions of the same story, and at this point, we don’t have a clue of what is correct. I am certain we will have one story and only one story very soon.
Trump took his first steps in that direction on Friday. Before attending his inaugural balls, he signed an executive order aimed at undermining former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The order notes that Trump plans to seek the “prompt repeal” of the law. But in the meantime, it allows the Health and Human Services Department and other federal agencies to delay implementing any piece of the law that might impose a “fiscal burden” on states, health care providers, families or individuals.
Trump also cleared the way for members of his national security team to take their places. He signed legislation granting James Mattis, his pick for defense secretary, a one-time exception from federal law barring former U.S. service members who have been out of uniform for less than seven years from holding the top Pentagon job. The restriction is meant to preserve civilian control of the military. Mattis, 66, retired from the Marine Corps in 2013.
Hours later, Mattis was confirmed by the Senate as Trump watched his inaugural parade from a stand outside the White House. The Senate later confirmed retired Gen. John Kelly to lead the Homeland Security Department. Vice President Mike Pence swore-in both men late Friday.
In a separate step Friday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus issued a memo aimed at freezing some new regulations and halting ones that Obama’s administration had started.
Trump brought his signature style to the task of governing, sprinkling his comments at three inaugural balls with references to “phony polls,” campaign victories and social media.
“Let me ask you: should I keep the Twitter going?” he asked a cheering crowd of supporters before dancing with his wife, Melania, to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” at the second of three inaugural balls. “The enemies keep saying, ‘Oh that’s terrible,’ but it’s a way of bypassing dishonest media.'”