Friday was a day of celebration for thousands of Trump supporters who converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to witness Donald Trump take the oath of office and officially become the 45th President of the United States.
Scores of millennials attended their first inauguration and show their support, hoping that the new president takes their concerns seriously.
After delivering a 20 minute speech, many young people were confident that they made the right choice.
“I thought it was very moving,” said one millennial who traveled from Long Island, New York. “I felt touched. It was powerful. I do believe everything that he said, and he’s stood by the things he’s been saying all along.”
“I loved his quote where he talked about ‘If you have patriotism in your heart, there’s no room for prejudice,'” a millennial named Brian said while donning a Make America Great Again hat. “I think that’s true. I think he gets tagged as a racist. I don’t think he is. A lot of supporters get tagged as racists, and I don’t think they are. I think they’re patriotic Americans.”
When asked about the future and what they hope President Trump will do for the millennial agenda, some wanted him to repeal and replace Obamacare, while others wanted him to focus on education by lowering tuition rates. However, Brian thinks we’re on the verge of another economic recession.
Another millennial donning a West Virginia University beanie hopes that the country will come together now, saying, “Hopefully, in these four years, we still, just like Trump’s speech this morning, can just be one and peace for all of us.”
Watch Red Alert Politics‘ coverage of Inauguration Day below: