The Inauguration of Donald Trump.
I vividly remember watching Obama’s first inauguration with my mother and father in January 2009. It was an enormous occasion, overwhelming in the reality of a black man becoming leader of the free world. Inevitably, Mum and Dad said it reminded them of John Kennedy and the tremendous sense of hope and optimism that he provoked.
It is my view that Obama has been a great President, a truly noble world leader and history will look upon him very kindly.
As for Trump, it is time to move on and see what actually happens. I believe we have to be positive and there are promising aspects of what he is offering. He should put America first. It is better to make a friend of Putin than to antagonise him. A businessman and a deal maker may well be able to shake up the US bureaucracy. We shall have to see and he is entitled to be given a chance.