After weeks and months of fretting over who would and wouldn’t perform for the Trump inauguration, Thursday night’s festivities seemed to go off without a hitch and both attendees and social media alike seemed to be in a very positive mood.
The Trumps looked on dutifully as performers like Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood entertained onlookers.
The evening closed with short remarks from the president-elect….
…and the closing fireworks were truly spectacular.
The Trump family then left the stage, pausing to pay respects to the Lincoln Memorial in an awkward but appropriate moment.
Major props to this camera crew — showing the Trump family pausing at the Lincoln Memorial https://t.co/SjrXq7Ct2a
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 19, 2017
Melania matched her stepdaughter Tiffany with a fitted black coat and Ivanka Trump grabbed the spotlight in an emerald green open-front coat with a matching dress. Baron Trump was conspicuously absent from the ceremonies, although he was seen exiting the Trump jet with his parents earlier in the day.
Trump family stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial. pic.twitter.com/JGR4uVBCtY
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) January 19, 2017
There are a lot of conflicting feelings about the 45th president of the United States, but regardless it is a truly impressive thing to watch Americans celebrate the peaceful transition of power. As Kemberlee Kaye Burgert of Legal Insurrection put it: