It is hard for our country to see a peaceful transfer of power with the fear still looming over so many Americans. If the completely not peaceful campaign was any sign of how this presidency will go, then that fear is most certainly justified, especially considering that the majority of American citizens did not vote for this president.
Beginning with Georgia Representative John Lewis, there is now a long list of US lawmakers who are boycotting Trump's inauguration based on his disrespectful comments toward so many American groups. The Democratic representatives that are choosing to stand with John Lewis are still adding up. Arizona Representative, Raul Grijalva said, "My absence is not motivated by disrespect for the office or motivated by disrespect for the government that we have in this great democracy, but as an individual act, yes, of defiance at the disrespect shown to millions and millions of Americans by this incoming administration, and the actions we are taking in this Congress."
In addition to lawmakers refusing to attend, Trump also had a hard time finding performers for his big day. This included Katy Perry, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and more. Idina Menzel even spoke up, "I mean, look: All the artists in the world got up and tried to get our girl elected, and it still didn’t happen, so we’re all still trying to recover from that...Maybe he’ll just have to sing something himself. He probably thinks he has a great voice; he thinks he does everything great."
So basically, the usual peaceful transition has already been anything but. We will all be waiting to see how the nest four years play out and if this is a sign of what's to come.