There are many contrasts between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and his inauguration in 19 days highlights a few of them.
When Trump was sworn in, he talked about the "carnage" in American cities. His message was so negative that George W. Bush, after the speech. said "that was some weird shit" . We won't know what Biden will say until January 20, but the victory speech he gave in Connecticut with Kamala Harris (and great fireworks) prove that he will be a uniter, not a divider.
Trump's incompetence needlessly killed thousands of American lives - and he really doesn't give a shit. "It is what it is" was his response to the pandemic
In contrast, President-elect Joe Biden’s scaled-back inaugural activities will include a nationwide memorial service ahead of his swearing-in to honor the lives lost to the coronavirus, the committee planning the events announced Thursday.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee said it would host a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool late in the afternoon on Jan. 19, a day ahead of Biden’s swearing-in at the Capitol. The committee said it is also inviting cities and towns around the country to light buildings and ring church bells at the same time.
Trump bragged that the crowd at his inauguration was "the biggest in history" although it is clear that the crowd attending the Obama ceremonies was much larger.
By design, the crowd at Biden's inauguration will be much SMALLER than the crowd at Trump's.
The pandemic is also dramatically reshaping the scope of his inaugural activities. Biden’s team is urging all Americans to stay home, refrain from travel and to limit gatherings during the inauguration to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Earlier this month, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced that few tickets would be available for Biden’s swearing-in at the Capitol.
Members of Congress typically receive 200,000 tickets to distribute among their constituents for inaugurations. This year, tickets will be for the member and one guest only, the committee said.
Ronald Reagan's 1984 ad campaign, "morning in America" is considered to be one of the greatest political ad campaigns because it promised a prouder, stronger, better America.
Trump gave us "mourning in America, but Biden will help us, once again, be a prouder, stronger, and better America.