But while the elite appears to be doing quite well, scoring position after position in the incoming administration, one unsung mainstay of American politics has fallen victim to the change of guard in the United States capital: Charlie Brotman, the 89-year-old announcer of every inaugural parade since that of Dwight Eisenhower's in 1957.
That will make Trump the first President since Dwight Eisenhower whose parade will not be narrated by Brotman.
"I got the shock of my life", he said.
To DAILY NEWS, Brotman said, "I was crushed".
"I've been doing this for 60 years", he told WTLA, a Washington ABC station. 'And when I read the email I thought I was going to commit suicide'.
The Trump team has settled on Steve Ray, 58, a freelance announcer who has worked with Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals.
"Don't get me wrong, this [recognition] was a long time coming".
Brotman told BuzzFeed News that he has never revealed his political allegiances, but that he doesn't resent Trump for his new choice of announcer.
"I want him to do good", Brotman said of Ray. Though the severance e-mail from Trump's committee was full of compliments, calling Brotman "wonderful" and a "legend", it still wasn't enough to take away the deep dismay he felt upon reading it. "Watch out world-I may become a star; a real commercial success".
"I'm thinking - you know what, Charlie Brotman?" "I'm really just the guy who's next, because Charlie is irreplaceable".
While Brotman still does not know the official reason for his replacement, he says that he has "ascertained" that the position was being used by Trump to show his gratitude for Ray's work on the campaign.
Trump's team wants to honor Brotman with the title of Announcer Chairman Emeritus on January 20. Good luck, young man.
In turn, Ray told WJLA "I'm not replacing Charlie. I hope you do spectacular, '" he said.
Brotman isn't sure whether he'll attend the parade and accept his special recognition but he's wishing Ray success.