Trump Makes His First Speech As President OF USA
Trump begins his address.
Trump addresses himself to “people of the world.”
Thank you, he says. “We the citizens of America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and all of the world for many many years to come.”
Trump: 'this moment is your moment'
Trump notes that the peaceful transfer of power happens every four years, which is encouraging. He thanks the Obamas for helping this time.
“They have been magnificent, thank you.” Cheers.
“Today we are not merely transferring power from one party to another... but we are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people.”
That’s an applause line.
Trump says that a small group in Washington has reaped the rewards while “the people have borne the loss.”
“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. While they celebrated in our nation’s capital,” struggling families could not.
“That all changes, right here, starting right now. Because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you... This is your day, this is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country.
“January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers once again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now.”
Trump lapses into something akin to his stump speech, describing a nation coming apart:
The crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen so many lives... this American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation, and their pain is our pain, their dreams are our dreams, and their success will now be our success.