Mary Katharine Ham and Bre Payton host the Inauguration Day episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, discussing their initial reactions to this week’s inaugural events, President Trump’s speech, protestors in D.C., and why Americans can’t trust the media to cover the Trump administration.

“At the end of his address, he explicitly says that it ain’t about words anymore. It’s about action and that is central to his message,” Ham said. “There is so much merit in throwing the deck in the air and confusing this town, and the fact that you and I, who mostly agree on policy, can have wildly different reactions to him.”

The media continued to embarrass themselves in the coverage of Gov. Rick Perry’s and Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearings. “The media coverage of the Trump transition seems to signal often that no one learned anything from the campaign,” Ham said.