|A protest in Mexico City, Mexico|
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"It is he, the great man, that will give America back to Americans," said Marenco in an interview with Azteca Noticias. "Except that means give America back to WASPs, not Latinos and other minorities, that he seems to dislike."
Azteca Noticias went as far as to say that Trump's message was argumentative and lacked factual information, calling it ignorant and a declaration of war against his adversaries, warning the world as to what can happen under Trump's "America first" administration.
While it may have seemed like it was Trump against the world leading up to and following his inauguration, Russians took to the streets to celebrate the official beginning of Trump's presidency. As described by the EveningStandard, a UK-based news agency, Russian citizens attended inaugration parties and even dubbed it "a holiday."
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The celebrations drew large crowds of ordinary citizens, reporters and government officials. One attendee, who showed up several hours early to ensure a good spot for viewing the inauguration live as it unfolded, Dmitry Rode, told the EveningStandard that he hopes "relations between our countries and, more importantly, between our peoples will help to develop our economy." What was perhaps more astounding is that this is the first time an inauguration party had been held anywhere in the world other than at an American embassy. That, to me, paints a perfect portrait of what this election has done here at home and all over the globe as part of a changing worldwide perspective on politics. One Russian political analyst, Stanislav Byshok, said in an interview that "for the first time ever Russians are applauding the victory of a US presidential candidate, it's a sign of the times."
Adding to the good vides that were going around Russia at the time, an 82-year-old Russian music legend, Willi Tokarev, contributed to the celebrations by writing a personal song, Trumplissimo America! to President Trump:
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(Video link found on tom balmforth's Twitter account, @BalmforthTom, posted in hyperlink)
"Trump, Trump, symbol of America. Trump, Trump, he's really president!"
Across the Atlantic Ocean in the U.K., the BBC covered the inauguration from an entirely different angle - a more centered approach.
It was great to see that this reporter - rightly so - questioned whether or not President Trump could actually fulfill all of the items he has on his agenda, while focusing just as much on the message itself, calling it "not a message for the American people as a whole - many of whom likely feel the past resident of the White House, Barack Obama, reflected their beliefs and their diversity."
Though these interviews were conducted in America, I thought it was innovative for the BBC to go out and ask American kids, the future of America, for their personal thoughts on Trump.
An America under President Trump, and his "America first" approach, will be great to follow over the next four years. It's obvious that Trump will run the White House the same way he ran his campaign - with tough words and, at times, brash action. His message has divided the nation and sprung the beginning of a political movement for both the left and the right here at home and across oceans.
An interesting read from a Russian far-right news agency!
Some photos I thought were interesting from around the web and Twitter-sphere:
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Protest in London, England