Donald J. Trump was sworn-in today, as the 45th President of the United States. In vintage Trump fashion, the new president in his inaugural address spoke in blunt and direct terms to the nation, and the world.
Trump reiterated his central campaign themes and promises, specifically to return manufacturing and jobs to America; to protect U.S. borders; to strengthen the U.S. military; and to “unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.”
Notwithstanding, the new president’s most striking remarks were directed at the political establishment. In an unprecedented, and fearless manner, Trump poignantly stated that the government was serving and protecting the interests of people in government, and not the people of the country. In short, Trump “hammered” the establishment, as he did during his campaign. The self-serving posture of the establishment, as reflected in his speech, ends today.
Trump promised to stand for the “forgotten man and woman;” referring to middle-class, or everyday Americans, who have not benefited from the global vision of the establishment. Trump set forth a new vision – “America First.” He articulated a central economic principle, to wit: “Buy American and hire American.” He committed himself to the economic and security revitalization of the nation’s inner cities. Yet, most importantly, Trump stated that he was returning the government to its rightful owners – the people of the United States.
If anyone had any doubts about whether Trump would begin to temper his rhetoric or perspective on the political establishment, the new president vitiated any such thoughts with his inaugural remarks today. Trump means business; and he intends to end the self-serving corruption in Washington; and reconstitute, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” in this American era.
Donald Trump ran for the presidency to preserve national sovereignty, and to save the country from its impending economic demise, loss of military preeminence, and subordination as a superpower. His inaugural festivities were intentionally designed to be fairly short. Why? Trump is not a man of political rhetoric, but rather action; and he is in a hurry to get about the work of making America great again.
By Allen Sutton