Hogan Gidley, the former White House deputy press secretary got emotional about the departure ceremony for former President Donald Trump on The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth on Sunday. Before the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the Trump family was joined by their former staff and supporters at Joint Base Andrews.
Gidley was also part of the celebration.
Gidley explained that “There were a lot of people crying, of course. I felt one person next to me commented, they felt like it was a funeral. In a way they were at a funeral. A person said, ‘In many ways, the country died.’”
In the broadcast that was shown, we saw Trump’s children crying. And Gidley says that they were not the only ones.
“It was when the president started speaking. A girl I know that worked with in the White House who all day was like, ‘I’m going to be fine. It’s all okay, this is how it should be. Everything is fine.’ As soon as he start speaking, I looked out – tears were pouring out from her glasses, and she said, ‘I’m not fine, I’m not fine, I’m not fine.’” – he said.
Gidley also believes that the Trump legacy of power will continue to shape the Republican party, even if he is no longer president.
“The GOP of the lovable loser I think is over. I think the self-loathing Republican is not going to have a place in the party, I think, for quite some time.”
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Showtime.