Tomorrow at noon, Donald Trump becomes the forty-fifth president of the United States of America. I'm not all that thrilled but there's nothing anyone can do. When he's sworn in, I'll be busy watching A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix as I'll be spending a lot of time over the next four years paying close attention to what he says and does in his new - undeserved - role. Unlike me, there's someone who will be in attendance and for her, it'll be a tougher day than for any of her supporters.
Hillary Clinton made a choice a few of her supporters find wrong when she decided to attend the inauguration of The Donald and witness her adversary sworn into the office he is neither worthy of or prepared for. After a hard fought campaign, the former Secretary of State lost - possibly due to outside-the-nation influence - to a man with a short temper and disturbing Twitter-war addiction and no knowledge or experience in governance. Yet she will still be there, head held high, as the Orange One takes on the job she is uniquely qualified for, even as conspiracy theories fly.
While her choice to attend highlights the natural diplomat she is, some "supporters" have taken a less-than-approving attitude to her choice. They claim they're disappointed in the former First Lady's decision, that's her presence will legitimize his presidency and normalize his ugly brand of over-tanned hate.
Ms. Clinton's attendance is a sign that she means to work toward uniting a fractured country. Remember "Anyone not willing to accept the results of an election is a danger to democracy" and how we all agreed with her? Well I still do. The election is over, the results verified. She is standing by her word and accepting Donald Trump as the victor. That's a good thing.
As much I don't want Trump to be president, I'm proud that my choice for the role is going to be there and show us how unification is possible, even if we'll be guarded as hell until his term is over. And, as much as the day is about him, Hillary Clinton will be the one shining as she'll bring her grace, dignity and class to the bully's circus.
She's facing her opposition; that takes courage. She'll be the presidential one and we'll all see how wrong it is that she isn't the one up there, ready to lead the country to new heights instead of the lows he'll probably drag us down to. One last time, we'll see how pathetic the massive ego is compared to the seasons diplomat. If we'd had the opposite result, anyone think Trump would've sucked it up and watched her become president? We'll never know but based on his middle-of-the-night Twitter tirades, I'm guessing Tiny Hands would've been too busy crying "rigged" in him gilded penthouse to bother,