3. Despite Trump And Kanye West's Newfound Friendship, West Was Not Invited To Perform
Many people have suggested that Kanye West should perform at Trump's inauguration, being one of the few celebrities that is openly supportive of Trump. However a spokesperson for Trump's inauguration committee said it was because Kanye's music isn't right for the "typically and traditionally American event." Given that rap is such an important part of American history, this doesn't really make sense, but ok then.
4. Trump Has Caused A Stir By Tweeting Himself Writing His Speech
Trump posted this photo of himself writing the inauguration speech in his lavish holiday house, but as many Tweeters have pointed out, the Sharpie he is holding is closed, and the page is blank. Though knowing Trump, he will have a lot to say on the day.
5. Inauguration Day Is A Federal Holiday
Interestingly, many federal employees observe inauguration day as a holiday, but election day is not a public holiday. No wonder the US has such poor voter turn out!
6. A Women's March Will Occur In Washington The Day After The Inauguration
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the women's march after the inauguration. The primary reasoning for the march is to protest Trump's suggestive comments about women, sexual assault allegations and what he plans to do in office (for instance, defunding Planned Parenthood and banning abortion).
The inauguration will air from 4am AEDT on Saturday 21 January. It is available to watch on many TV stations like Channel Seven, Nine, ABC News 24, SBS and Sky News, as well as through a live stream online.