* There was definitely a Show-Me State flair. The first two official speakers at the inauguration ceremony are both natives, Sen. Roy Blunt (Springfield) and Cardinal Timothy Dolan (St. Louis). And I’m sure Blunt, as chair of the inauguration ceremonies, pulled a few strings to get the MSU choir their gig.
* Trump’s inauguration speech sounded like a mix of Andrew Jackson, Steve Sailer-style citizenism, partly Stephen Miller-written, and took several implicit swipes at (God, how I love to be able to say these words) former President Obama. It was not the kind of Presidential inauguration speech that a conventional-ish sort of politician would have ever given.
* This is the third Presidential transition in the internet age, and like both times before, 2001 and 2009, the WhiteHouse.Gov website instantly changed at Noon Eastern.