TRUMP, THAT BOY DON’T ACT RIGHT.
Most days, 74-year-old Gale McCray putters around Fort Worth, Texas, doing odd jobs and errands – like delivering cookie bouquets – for extra cash. He also spends his time standing at a busy intersection with a homemade anti-Trump sign that simply reads, “Trump, that boy don’t act right.”
NARRATIVELY (ORIGINAL STORY FROM MAY 2017)
A resident of Grosse Point, Michigan decided to send his Black neighbor a message by displaying a Ku Klux Klan flag in a window facing her house.
President Joe Biden used Air Force One over the weekend to fly to Delaware, but on Tuesday evening, Biden also used the plane to fly to a town hall in Wisconsin. The moment wasn’t anything other than a president hopping on his ride, but for QAnon it was devastating.
“You know, they hold on to these little nuggets, they hope in the future there are — they believe right now there are two presidents and this will all get sorted out on March 4th,” explained Collins. “But they lose hope along the way. For example, last night when Joe Biden boarded Air Force One, the real one, for the first time, that was a blow. They felt betrayed by this. They thought that Air Force One was still being used by President Trump in secret.”
March 4th was the Constitution’s first official day in business. The first modern Congress convened in New York City at Federal Hall. It was about one month before George Washington was elected as the first President under the new Constitution.
Logistically, the arrangement created problems. After a November election, defeated Congress members would still need to serve in session from December 1st to March 4th of the following year, in a very extended “lame duck” session.
The same lame-duck Congress also had responsibilities under the Constitution for conducting any business related to the election of the president and vice president, if needed.
Likewise, a newly elected president was inaugurated on March 4th as a new Congress was seated. The combination of a lame-duck president and Congress could have serious implications. For example, after Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860, lame-duck President James Buchanan and a divided Congress saw seven southern states leave the Union until Lincoln took over on March 4, 1861.
Lame-duck House sessions also elected Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams as president in two races that were sent to the House in 1800 and 1824.
The drama over March 4th every year ended when the 20th Amendment was ratified in 1933. Part of the amendment eliminated an extended lame-duck Congress. The new amendment set January 3rd as the starting day of a new Congress and January 20th as inauguration day for the president. The previous congressional and presidential terms ended just before the new terms began.