Using the President’s favorite social media site, East Bay officials respond to Trump’s inauguration

PRESIDENT | Donald Trump’s effective use of Twitter throughout the campaign and the presidential transition dominated headlines. On the day of Trump’s inauguration as the nation’s 45th president, many East Bay elected officials used the same social media site to express themselves, sometimes with melancholy and, in other instances, with defiance.

Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, on the other hand, needed a moment of zen before beginning the fight to oppose Trump’s potential policies in the state assembly.

Rep. Barbara Lee, who was one of 60 House Democrats who boycotted the inauguration and one of the first, continued her opposition. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Rep. Ro Khanna and Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk offered similar sentiments.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, attended the inauguration as part of the House Democratic leadership, while wearing a button vowing to defend the Affordable Care Act.

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