Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, he has promised to give the government back to the people and put “only America first.”
“Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, to you the people,” said President Donald Trump in his inaugural speech on Friday, as it started to rain.
“Washington flourished but the people did not prosper in its wealth and the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories, their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for our struggling families all across our land,” said Trump.
“Starting right here, and right now, this moment belongs to you!” added Trump to applause. “The United States of America is your country.”
“January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
A statement met with loud applause and cheering.
“For many decades we have enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We have defended other nation’s border while refusing to defend our own,” Trump proffered while whistles and cheers erupted from the crowd. “We made other countries rich while the confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. One by one the factories shuttered and left our shores without a thought for millions of millions of American workers left behind. The wealth of middle class Americans has been ripped from their homes and redistributed across the world. But that is the past but now we are only looking to the future.”
The remarks, which Trump previously said he wrote himself, reiterated many of his campaign promises.
“We are going to issue a new decree…from this day forward it is going to be only American first,” emphasized Trump.
“America will start winning again, like never before. We will bring back our jobs, we will bring back our border, we will bring our wealth, we will bring back our dreams,” said Trump.
“We do not seek to impose our way on life on anyone but as an example,” Trump said.
He then promised to unite the civilized world against radical terrorism, which we will eradicate.
We will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
” When America is united, America is totally unstoppable,” he said.
The speech lasted 16 minutes, about half as long as the average inaugural address.