Never in the history of the United States have we had a president so unpopular as Donald Trump.
It’s come to the point where Trump is looking for people to perform at his inauguration, and his luck has been bad. Not even high school marching bands want any involvement.
Occupy Democrats reported:
It is obvious that the school administration (and no doubt both students and parents) are ethically opposed to Trump, and want nothing to do with swearing him in come January. The Presidential Inaugural Committee would not comment on the amount of applications to perform that were received, as it is doubtful there were many. The application deadline actually had to be extended by a full week, most likely due to lack of replies. Music Celebrations International marketing director Luke Wiscombe described the response as “crickets,” with schools in neighboring Virginia also rejecting the opportunity. “We didn’t get the response that we got the last time, with Obama. Some groups responded, but with some groups it was crickets,” he said.
Also notably, D.C.’s Different Drummers, which is part of The Lesbian and Gay Band Assocation were unafraid to speak out on why they are opting out of parade. The reason is disturbing—it is because they fear for their safety among the hateful droves of Trump supporters. One of the band’s directors described his fears for the band, saying, “While the parade route itself should be a safe zone, we cannot hope to guarantee our safety while traveling, while rehearsing in public or while out and about in the D.C. area during the weekend,” he continued. “All minorities are at risk and any opportunity we give the new administration to co-opt a minority organization will likely be exploited to our detriment.”
So who was Donald Trump able to secure for the main event of the inauguration, the singing of the national anthem, considering that even students—who wait years at the chance at this type of opportunity—are flat out rejecting him? Of course, Trump would never be able to lock-in real talent, like Beyonce, who performed for Obama four years ago. No, Trump had to dig into the trenches of reality TV, an area he actually has expertise in, to poach a sixteen-year-old runner-up of “America’s Got Talent.”
Trump is already a national embarrassment. The President-elect can’t even get an adult to sing the national anthem for him. Nor can he get children to play in their bands. It’s pathetic. Donald Trump is clearly the most disliked president we’ve ever seen.
To think for a second this man was elected fairly would be ridiculous. We’re a democracy! It simply doesn’t make logical sense that somebody so disliked as Donald Trump would be elected. Instead, something shady must have gone down behind the people’s backs.