America isn’t wasting any more time! Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States today, and he is already starting to revamp the United States.
Trump’s swearing-in ceremony was attended by ex-Presidents, prominent politicians, and Trump’s family.
Security was tight, with protesters smashing windows and brandishing signs, all in all, it’s been a great day full of hope for the American people. Maybe not so much for illegal immigrants, but they shouldn’t be here anyway, hence the word ILLEGAL.
Trump pledged to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” he took command of a deeply divided nation and will usher in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years, thank goodness!
Looking out over the crowd sprawled across the National Mall, Trump painted a bleak picture of the nation he now leads, lamenting crime, shuttered factories, and depleted American leadership. He vowed to stir “new national pride,” bring jobs back to the United States, and “eradicate completely” Islamic terrorism.
“From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only, ‘America First,” Trump said in a 16-minute address, echoing one of the core messages of his improbable presidential campaign.
Trump was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, reciting the 35-word oath with his hand placed upon two Bibles, one used by his family and another during President Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration. Light rain began to fall as the new president stepped forward to address America.
Trump’s journey to that moment was as unlikely as any in recent American history. He defied his party’s establishment, befuddled the media and toppled two political dynasties on his way to victory. His message, calling for a resurgence of white, working-class corners of America, was packaged in defiant stump speeches railing against political correctness. He used social media to dominate the national conversation and challenge conventions about political discourse. After years of Democratic control of the White House and deadlock in Washington, his was a blast of fresh air for millions.
But Trump’s call for restrictive immigration measures and his caustic campaign rhetoric about women and minorities have also infuriated other millions. He assumes office as one of the most unpopular incoming presidents in modern history.
The pomp and pageantry of the inaugural celebrations were also shadowed by questions about Trump’s ties to Russia, which U.S. intelligence agencies have determined worked to tip the 2016 election in his favor.
Trump’s inauguration drew crowds to the nation’s capital to witness the history. It repelled others. More than 60 House Democrats refused to attend his swearing-in ceremony in the shadow of the Capitol dome. One Democrat who did sit among the dignitaries was Hillary Clinton, Trump’s vanquished campaign rival who was widely expected by both parties to be the one taking the oath of office.
Whoa! Interesting fact…at 70, Trump is the oldest person to be sworn in as president making him the polar opposite of Obama in every way. Barack Obama was one of the youngest presidents to serve as commander in chief.
Trump will take charge of our economy that recovered from a big recession, but nonetheless left millions of Americans feeling left behind and hopeless. The nation’s longest war is still being fought in Afghanistan and U.S. troops are battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Many American’s are full of excitement today as Trump takes office, he brings a new era of hope.
To put on a good show, and not appear to be a sore loser in Clinton’s case, all of the living American presidents attended the swearing-in ceremony, except for 92-year-old George H.W. Bush, who was hospitalized this week with pneumonia. His wife, Barbara, was also admitted to the hospital after falling ill.
The two couples were civil toward each other as they greeted one another with a handshake and a hug, and Mrs. Trump presented Mrs. Obama with a gift. Hey at least some maturity was shown from the left, right?
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