FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump Inauguration Speech – 45th President Of The United States (FNN)

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Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gave Republicans control over the White House for only the eighth time in eight years.

Trump looked out at the National Mall crowd and saw a grim picture of the country he leads. He lamented crime, closed factories, and a depleted American leadership. Trump pledged to “stir new national pride”, bring back jobs to the United States and “eradicate complete” Islamic terroristism.

A new vision will govern the land from now on. 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. As the new president addressed America, light rain began to fall.

Trump’s path to this moment was unlike any other in American history. Trump defied his party establishment, confused the media and overthrew two political dynasties along his path to victory. His message calling for the resurgence in white working-class areas of America was presented in defiant stump speeches, railing against political correctness. He used social media to dominate national conversations and challenge established conventions in political discourse. Millions were able to enjoy a breath of fresh air after years of deadlock in Washington and Democratic control over the White House.

Trump’s calls for strict immigration policies and his inflammatory campaign rhetoric about minorities and women have angered millions. Trump is one of the most unpopular presidents in modern times.

Questions about Trump’s ties with Russia were raised at the init celebrations. These questions, as well as the pomp and pageantry of the occasion, were also a distraction. U.S intelligence agencies determined that they helped Trump win the 2016 election.

The nation’s capital was packed with people who witnessed the historic occasion of Trump’s inauguration. Others were disapprovalful. More than 60 House Democrats refused to attend his swearing in ceremony in the shadow of the Capitol dome. Hillary Clinton, Trump’s defeated campaign rival, was one of the dignitaries who did not sit with the others. Both parties expected her to take the oath.

At 70, Trump is the oldest person to be sworn in as president, marking a generational step backward after two terms for Barack Obama, one of the youngest presidents to serve as commander in chief.

Trump is in charge of an economy that has rebounded from the Great Recession, but still leaves millions of Americans feeling behind. The longest war in the history of the United States is still ongoing in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, U.S. forces are fighting Islamic State in Iraq or Syria. Obama’s presidency saw the expansion of American health care to include millions more Americans, at significant financial cost. Trump has pledged to demolish and rebuild it.

Trump is facing challenges as the first sitting president to not have held any political office or served in the military. His Cabinet is populated with well-known Washington figures and business leaders. Although his conservative team has been applauded by many Republicans but the overwhelmingly male and white Cabinet has been criticised for its lack of diversity.

Officials expected hundreds of thousands of people to flock to the National Mall to witness the inauguration of the 45th president, though the crowds appeared smaller than past celebrations. As ticket-holders were allowed to enter the ceremony, demonstrations took place at several security checkpoints close to the Capitol.

In a show of solidarity, all of the living American presidents attended the swearing-in ceremony, except for 92-year-old George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia this week. After falling ill .
, his wife Barbara was also admitted to the hospital.
Trump was a rebel, but he accepted the tradition of peaceful power transfers. After a morning service at church with his family Melania Trump and her husband, Donald, enjoyed tea at the White House together with Obama and Michelle Obama, his outgoing first lady.

They greeted one another with handshakes, hugs and kisses. Mrs. Trump also presented Mrs. Obama a gift. After their private gathering at the executive mansion, Trumps and Obamas travelled together to the Capitol for a swearing-in ceremony.
Jeff Brown Investor