The internet was full of Inauguration Day memes ceremony and people celebrating the end of a – to put it mildly – tumultuous four years.
On Tuesday, the day before the transition, Twitter user @chuckietoyou commemorated the moment saying, “Trump’s last day is tomorrow y’all....we really survived”. The tweet received more than 122 thousands likes, if that gives a sense of how excited people were.
#TrumpsLastDay and #ByeFelicia trended throughout the day, and a flurry of tweets, Instagram posts and TikToks made clear how happy people were to have made it through.
Trump’s last day is tomorrow y’all....we really survived https://t.co/COI3Ns98hN
Although, the idea that “we really survived” sparked a debate as Biden was set to take office, as some people were careful to acknowledge that, in fact, many did not in fact survive his presidency: “the way hundreds of thousands of ppl did NOT”.
Despite insisting the coronavirus pandemic was “totally under control” last January, under the Trump administration more than 400,000 people in the US have died of the coronavirus (and loss of life is accelerating). The website “TrumpDeathClock” estimates more than half of those deaths were “due to POTUS inaction”.