HBCU Talladega College Shines as Trump Celebrates Inauguration at Parade

WASHINGTON — Despite angry protests going on just blocks away, President Donald Trump celebrated the 58th presidential inauguration, a tradition that goes back to the founding of the country.

Defying much criticism, the historically black college Talladega College Marching Tornadoes put on arguably the best performance Friday before a crowd of several thousand on the parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

A GoFundMe account had been set up to help cover the expenses for the band’s performance at the inauguration. As of post-parade, the account has raised $669,000, far beyond its goal of $75,000.

Trump Watches on as the Talladega College marching band proceeds

Trump watches on as the Talladega College marching band proceeds

Throughout the rest of the parade, Trump saluted numerous other marching bands, including all of the U.S. military as the confirmation of his cabinet appointees was underway.

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