Donald Trump Signs The Pledge 25. Photo by: Michael Vadon / Wikimedia Commons
Donald Trump Signs The Pledge 25. Photo by: Michael Vadon / Wikimedia Commons

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Will Administer the Oath of Office Close to Noon on the East Coast

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*Article updated on 01/20/17.


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One of the most anticipated United States Presidential Inaugurations will take place from west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 20 at 11:30 a.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. CST.

There will be a parade, a concert, several events and the presidential oath with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. around noon eastern time on January 20.

The Trump Inauguration Concert

The New York Times reports that on Thursday, Mr. Trump will deliver a statement at the concert outside the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday after 4 p.m. EST. This concert will be televised nationally and is free to the public. Performers include Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down and more.

There has been a lot of buzz about the performers and musicians that support this inauguration. To be honest, I just want to see positive change come from this political shift. It is easy to criticize which music act wants to support or not support this administration, but it takes real effort to help create ways to solve the current issues. Music acts should use stages and opportunities to share their view, instead of backing away from it.

Two of the few attendees that I do question is Hillary and Bill Clinton. It shows a lot of respect, but also seems paradoxical for them to attend.

Hillary Will Make Trump's Inauguration Awkward

“It’s always uncomfortable when the person that got 3 million more votes than you attends your inauguration.” – James Corden

Inauguration Day

The main goal for the inauguration is to have the 45th President of the United States sworn into office. With the amount of resistance to this administration, there are multiple protest groups and advocacies looking to have their voices be heard on this momentous day in U.S. history.

Coverage for the event will be broadcasted live by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS and Fox News. The pre-inaugural concert on Thursday may also be broadcasted on CBS online.

The Google Trend data above displays that division within our country to the upcoming inauguration. There is a clear sign of resistance to the upcoming administration, but we encourage everyone to share their point of view in a peaceful manner.

It is our goal to help bridge cultural gaps. With the data above, use it to breakdown division between different geographical locations, and mindsets. There is middle ground for each administration to find within the public. It is our responsibility as citizens to connect with our political representatives to encourage the policies that we demand despite the current leaders in office.

Check back for live streams of the inauguration events via YouTube.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.