Donald Trump, the 45h president of the United States, promised Americans on Friday after taking the oath of office that “now is the time for action” to solve the nation’s problems and that the government, once again, belongs to “you, the people.”
“This moment is your moment. It belongs to you,” said the president.
Following a series of prayers that were name in the name of Jesus, and before a benediction by Franklin Graham that recognized that name as the one by which people must be saved, Trump tore into the establishment in Washington. He blasted the world order that has America spending its resources on other nations at the expense of its own citizens.
‘What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people,” he said.
Following a campaign of more than a year and a half in which he was publicly derided by legacy media, only to gain more than 300 votes in the Electoral College on Nov. 8, he said Americans will face challenges, but “we will get the job done.”
“We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., back to you, the people,” he said.
“For too long a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost,” he said. “Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left, and the factories closed.”
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On the rare occasions when the word “I” came up, it was followed immediately by a promise to the people, that “I will fight for you.”
“Jan 20. 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again,” he promised. “You will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now.”
He attacked the “education system” in America, the crime and gangs that have become prevalent, the American subsidies for foreign governments and armies.
“That is the past,” and “we are looking only to the future.”
“From this day forward a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward it’s going to be only America first.
“Every decision on trade, taxes, immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”
There will, he said, be two rules: “Buy American and hire American.”
“When God’s people live together in unity, speak our minds openly, debate disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity, when America is united, it is totally unstoppable.
“Most importantly, we will be protected by God,” he said.
“Do not allow anyone to tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again,” he said.
“It is time to remember that old wisdom … whether we are black, brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, all salute the great American flag.”
Trump, 70, took the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, with his left hand on two Bibles.
Even Friday, after he formally took on the powers of the presidency, the legacy media continued describing his candidacy as “improbable.”
Graham noted, at the conclusion of the ceremony, “In the Bible, rain is the sign of God’s blessing, and it started to rain, Mr. President, when you came to the platform.”
The Star Spangled Banner was performed by Jackie Evancho, 16: