WASHINGTON — Bold is here in the capital, covering the Inauguration and hosting a women’s conference called Watch Us Run. We’re partnering with Bustle and The Huffington Post to put on this event to empower women to get involved with activism and public service. Read more about it here! If you missed it, watch the recording of the conference on HuffPost Women’s Facebook page.
We aired Bold TV at our usual Friday morning time and Skyped in Carrie and Clay and one of our favorite guests Alyona Minkovski from D.C.
Alyona compared today with her experience in 2009 at Obama’s Inauguration, which she says was much more celebratory. Carrie then joined Alyona to discuss the panel she moderated today, titled “What Does It Take To Run For Office?” The panel aimed to increase and empower women in government. Marilinda Garcia, national spokesperson for the LIBRE Initiative and former state representative, also joined Bold TV on Skype and talks about her experience as a female candidate running for office.
Aside from our conference, today is an eventful day for another reason. Of course, at noon ET today, Donald Trump became the president of the United States. D.C. has been filled with protestors before, during and after the swearing-in.
On Inauguration Eve, a “Deploraball,” was held at the National Press Club for Trump supporters to celebrate his victory. A large crowd gathered outside the Press Club, chanting phrases like “Nazi scum” and “F*ck Trump.” The police were called and sprayed the protestors.
On Inauguration Day, predictably, protestors flooded the streets. Riots have broken out, with protestors smashing windows and setting fires; dozens have been arrested.
The protests will continue tomorrow, with the Women’s March, which is predicted to draw at least 200,000 attendees. Look for our coverage tomorrow; Bold will be on the street interviewing marchers and reporting what we see.
**Updated post: watch our Inauguration special episode below**
**Updated post, Watch Us Run programming below **