From the crowds (or lack thereof), to the parties and protests, the inaugural address by U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year, was not one easily forgotten.
His January 20th address took on some darkish tones, with references to the breakdown of society such as “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones,” poverty, crime and drugs. “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,” Trump vowed.
But in that 16 minutes, he also promised that America would “start winning again, winning like never before,” with pledges to build roads, highways, tunnels and railways and provide jobs, of course.
The usual crowd of former presidents sat front and center, including George W. Bush, who months later we learn, used some choice words to describe what he heard at the podium from Trump:
“That was some weird shit.”
That brief account is according to three anonymous sources, who said they were present, according to a New York Magazine article late Wednesday:
No telling what part of the speech Bush was referring to (his people wouldn’t comment to the magazine), but there was a lot was going on that day.
For one, the weather was rainy and uncooperative.
It’s hard to expect anyone — we mean Bush, here — to concentrate on such a big day while fully in engaged in battle with a plastic poncho:
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