What Happens When You Describe an Inauguration as Having ‘Soft Sensuality’

Some comic relief.

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It would have been a routine report about a largely celebrity-devoid inauguration ceremony were it not for the words inauguration planner Tom Barrack chose to describe the ceremony, telling reporters:

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. … 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. That’s the way this president-elect wanted it. I think it will be contributive. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be “let me get back to work.”

So many words and phrases we could discuss here, but for our purposes, we’re going to focus your attention on “soft sensuality.” It’s what Twitter did: