Photo: Donald Trump takes the Presidential oath of office, January 20, 2017.
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For the 45th time, America has accomplished a peaceful transition of power-- leaving the country with a sense of uncertainty about the future. President Donald Trump's inaugural address repeated familiar themes from his campaign for office. The President painted a dark picture of the nation's current condition, and promised to disempower the Washington elite — but he was short on specifics. Did he reassure the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton?
Josh Lederman, Associated Press (@joshledermanAP)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania (@APPCPenn)
Mary Kate Cary, University of Virginia / US News and World Report (@mkcary)
Timothy O'Brien, Bloomberg View (@TimOBrien)
Mark Bauerlein, Emory University / First Things (@mark_bauerlein)
Laila Alawa, The Tempest (@lulainlife)
Timothy L. O'Brien
President Donald Trump is the least popular incoming chief executive in recent history — and he's publicly declared that the news media are part of the opposition. Will the White House Press Corps be looking for a new home?
One un-named Trump official has said, "We want reporters out of the building." That's raised a provocative question: does the White House Press Corps have a future? If not, Kyle Pope, the Editor in Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review has a surprising answer: that might be a good thing.
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