On day three of being president, Trump names a day for himself.
When Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol he referred to “patriotism” a lot. So much so that it was if he would heal the wounds of the country on the first day.
“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” Trump said
On Monday, Trump signed three things, according to Sean Spicer. One of the things he signed was naming a national day of patriotism, apparently in honor of his inauguration.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) January 20, 2017
The Washington Post writes:
On Monday, the paperwork was filed with the federal government declaring officially that Jan. 20, 2017 — the day of Trump’s inauguration — would officially be known as the ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion.’
The order reads:
“Now, therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Jan. 20, 2017, as National Day of Patriotic Devotion, in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to our country — and to renew the duties of government to the people. Our Constitution is written on parchment, but it lives in the hearts of the American people,” the order continues.
“There is no freedom where the people do not believe in it; no law where the people do not follow it; and no peace where the people do not pray for it.”
This is the stuff of Kings and Dictators. They name days after themselves or their actions. In a Democracy, others name things after you–usually long after you’re dead. And even then you don’t get a day. You might get an airport or a street. It takes a certain type of narcissist to name a day after himself, immediately after taking the throne, having accomplished nothing.