...and I'm feeling good.
One of the most fascinating incidents captured on film yesterday was President Trump's signing ceremony. It was not particularly well-managed, but done in an practical way by a man with little patience for photo ops.
It is worth a look because it's so normal. After months of being told that Donald Trump is a fascist, racist, hateful, would-be dictator and the second coming of Adolf Hitler, it's amusing to see Democrat leaders joking with him about who gets which keepsake pen. Nancy Pelosi is clearly enjoying herself, and Trump maintains a fun banter with Chuck Schumer.
One of the best moments is when Paul Ryan cautions Schumer to make sure the cap is on tight or the pen will leak on his shirt.
CNN has called it "awkward," but it's actually authentic - a rare view of the political class that isn't stage-managed to death.
The key takeaway for me is how Democrats actually do want these keepsakes - there's a fair amount of haggling and trading going on over who gets which pen because of their historical significance.
Trump clearly could care less. He just wants to get on with it, but Ryan and other establishment figures won't let him. They are the ones who want the pens.
This small scene shows how the establishment still craves power and closeness to it. They called Trump a monster for more than a year, but by God they want one of his pens!
It is a timely reminder that despite all the talk, Trump is not "beyond the pale," he's just a man like anyone else who managed to navigate a course into the White House. Far from being an outlier, he's very comfortable with the ruling class, but does not identify as one of them. He sees himself as part of the masses and regards politicians as hirelings, which is what they are.