Poetry-reading is not a regular tradition at Presidential Inaugurations (there’s a decent piece on the history of the readings at About.com) and, despite what many news organizations are saying, Trump does not have an inauguration poem.
Joseph Charles McKenzie recently published a poem in The Scotsman paying tribute to Trump’s Scottish background. It’s being mistaken for an official inauguration poem on places like social media and Wonkette (see the Wonkette article here). But as intriguing and laughable as it would be if it actually were an official innauguration poem…nope, nope, nope, it is not.
Here’s the piece:
Come out for the Domhnall, ye brave men and proud,
The scion of Torquil and best of MacLeod!
With purpose and strength he came down from his tower
To snatch from a tyrant his ill-gotten power.
Now the cry has gone up with a cheer from the crowd:
“Come out for the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod!”