People Are Cringing Over Trump’s Adviser Saying The Inauguration Will Have "Soft Sensuality"

“‘Soft sensuality’ is the new ‘moist.’”

1. Inauguration planner Tom Barrack told reporters on Tuesday that Trump’s ceremony will feature a “soft sensuality.”

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“We’re fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect; side-by-side is the current president,” Barrack said.

“So what we’ve done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers, is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place. It’s a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that’s a coronation.”

2. People all cringed at once. It was the cringe heard round the world.


"Soft sensuality"

— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler)

7. *shudder*

@tarapalmeri The "soft sensuality" of Trump...

— The Right is Wrong (@therightswrong)

"soft sensuality" is a whole day of this gif

— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths)

Dear President-elect Trump, would be honored to contribute to the soft sensuality of your inauguration in whatever…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack)

10. What will this softly sensual inauguration will be like? People have ideas.

Inauguration to Have A "Soft Sensuality"

— Scott Linnen (@ScottLinnen)

This is how I imagine the Trump inauguration's "soft sensuality" will play out:

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix)

TRUMP: I'm thinking candles. A little Kenny G. The Lincoln Bible. That scented warming oil we keep in Daddy's special drawer #SoftSensuality

— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm)

13. Lots and lots of ideas.

"soft sensuality"

— Maggie Serota 🎅🏻 (@maggieserota)

"The inauguration will have a soft sensuality"

— Drowned in moonlight (@Scriblit)

"The inauguration will have a soft sensuality"

— Graham Linehan (@Glinner)

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