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Former White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley appeared in Sunday’s episode of “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth” where he discussed former President Donald Trump’s departure ceremony. Gidley’s description of the event painted a morbid scene.
“There were a lot of people crying, of course,” said Gidley. “I felt one person next to me commented, they felt like it was a funeral. In a way they were at a funeral. A person said, ‘In many ways, the country died.’
Gidley attended the event with several staffers, some of whom he admitted were not ready for Trump to leave office.
“It was when the president started speaking,” said Gidley, “a girl I know that worked with in the White House who all day was like, ‘I'm going to be fine. It's all okay, this is how it should be. Everything is fine.’ As soon as he start speaking, I looked out - tears were pouring out from her glasses, and she said, ‘I'm not fine, I'm not fine, I'm not fine.’”