National Day Of Patriotic Devotion 

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Or as I called it last week, “national stay under the covers and let Aaron Sorkin manipulate your emotions every which way day.” There’s nothing even vaguely fascistic in Trump doing this, right, Sean Spicer?

According to a document published by the office of the Federal Register, the 45th president of the United States proclaimed Jan. 20, 2017 — Trump’s Inauguration Day — to be a National Day of Patriotic Devotion. Trump made the proclamation “in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to our country — and to renew the duties of Government to the people.” “A new national pride stirs the American soul and inspires the American heart. We are one people, united by a common destiny and a shared purpose,” the proclamation said.

Dear God. I’m sure Charles Lindbergh, Robert Taft (pre-WWII), and Leni Riefenstahl would totally have no problem with language like this. Pierce sums it up rather pithily:

It’s only a matter of time before we celebrate our independence every year on the Fourth of Ivanka.

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