Unpacking The ‘Wall of Meat’ Which Will Stand Firm Yet Tender At The 58th Inauguration

The 45th president of the United States is just days away from being sworn into office and the tensions are high. Friday’s inauguration will feature enhanced security measures throughout the entire D.C. metropolitan area, news crews lining the streets, proud Americans there to witness the historic moment, and…a wall of meat.

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Fun fact: Even though there have only been 44 presidents, an inauguration takes place for a president serving a second term as well. Hence, it’s #58.

Excuse me? The pro-Trump group, Bikers For Trump™ (they’ve trademarked this name), scored a spot at the inauguration to show their support for our PEOTUS. Tens of thousands of people are expected to be there to show their well-known dislike for our president-to-be, and these biker dudes are determined to help shut it down.

But that’s not the problem. It’s understandable that a group with so much love for Mr. Trump would want to attend the event and show the haters out there that they mean business. In BFT’s own words, they’re hoping for a “peaceful transition” of power –so they’re not even as intimidating as the name might suggest.

What’s not so clear is why they’re calling their support protest a ‘wall of meat.’ I’m taking up issue with this strictly because it sounds gross and does not represent anything. When asked what the wall of meat actually means, the group explained they’ll simply be locking arms with one another, standing side by side to fend off any unwanted harassment or discontent. No actual meat wall, here, so why the gross phrase guys? The human mind naturally gravitates to a specific, common reference for “meat” and I really just don’t wanna mentally picture 5,000+ biker dudes and a meat wall.

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The group’s founder Chris Cox, as seen above in a snapshot from Fox News, happily defined what a biker truly is when asked about his cause.

“To me, the definition of a biker is a patriot who is a motorcycle enthusiast. Bikers are citizen crusaders from across the country, from all walks of life.”

I do appreciate the clarity here –it redefines the motorcycle rider stereotype and provides a little unexpected insight as to how some of us define a”typical” Trump supporter compared to who’s really out there. There are decent, real humans out here who voted for Donald Trump. The people of America exercised their right and starting Friday, January 20 it’s the real deal for the next four years. We’ve got to ride the wave and let it happen.

So, what else can you expect to see at Friday’s inaugural celebration? This is one of those moments where I wish I had a Stefon skit from SNL to break it all down for me. “If you’re looking to have the most adorable, wild time at the 58th Inauguration Ceremony, get ready for this…”

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