The backstory: Friday’s swearing in coincided directly with Middle School lunch and so we opted not to watch the festivities. In history classes, we discussed the importance of the peaceful transition of power and the historical nature of the changeover. But we otherwise skipped out on a live viewing of the Cheetoh Kleptocrat’s speech, figuring we could watch later that day were the speech to be along the lines of Jefferson’s gracious and reconciliatory 1801 inaugural address, a subject all of our 7th and 8th graders have studied at length. The principal and I read the speech over lunch, prepared to adjust our afternoon. There was none of Jefferson’s gracious reassurance in DJT’s apocalyptic description of America. We were horrified.
DJT: “America will put its own interests first. America first. America first.”
B: “Great, that’s an open invitation for ISIS to come over here and cap us in the ass.”
Needless to say, the rest of the school day proceeded unaltered.