What has the world come to?

Madeline Henderson

I woke up the morning of January 20 to the inauguration ceremony of the 45th president of this country.

It was not that I had planned on watching the ceremony, but I had fallen asleep the night before with the television on, and awoke to the inauguration of now-President Trump.

It sounds strange saying President Trump after eight years of saying President Obama. I heard that in the White House they called him “No Drama, Obama.” He did not believe in any kind of drama and tried his best to work situations out to keep them from becoming drama.

President Obama that will go down in history as a humble president – his smile, kindness, humility and love for this country and the people who live here. His wife, too, because she showed the same qualities as her husband. She showed much love and respect for all women no matter the color of their skin. She carried a big responsibility as a mother, spouse and the First Lady of this country. Many women admired her a great deal, and she too will go down in history with her husband.

I know there was a very heaviness upon my heart to see that beautiful Black couple leave the White House, but as they say all good things must come to an end. I don’t feel these two people will ever be out of the limelight and if we never have another Black president, I know in my heart that the Obama family will always have a place in history.

Who can say the same about President Trump? I thought this country seemed to be real hard up for a president, because we have had a movie star for president now we have a reality star who will run this country like he did “The Apprentice.”

I don’t understand why he wants to keep the immigrants out of America when his own wife is not from this country. Well we will find out if he will be an honest president at the end of his first 100 days. If he does succeed in making good on his promises, then maybe the country will trust him.

I have never seen this country as divided as it has been since the election in November.