‘America first’: Trump’s inauguration speech echoes campaign rhetoric
In his inauguration address on Friday, Donald Trump pledged to put “America first” and ensure that Americans’ voices would be forgotten no longer.
Early in his address, Trump took aim at the so-called Washington establishment, saying it has worked to benefit itself and not its citizens. This day, he said, “would be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
Far too many Americans, he said, face poverty, fleeing jobs, crime, and poor education. “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” He asserted that as the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars overseas and protected others’ orders, the nation’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and U.S. factories have been shuttered. “From this day forward, “Trump said, “a new vision will govern our land.”