Donald John Trump was sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States of America. His inaugural speech was unique from those of recent memory.
Trump’s speech was not great by any means. He is not a polished orator. His gestures are far too repetitive and distracting. He cites no grand references to men of the past. He made few statements that will live on in the minds of thinkers or in the speeches of others to follow.
Trump offered little to reconcile the parties. He spoke just as he did on the campaign and, honestly, just as plain Americans wanted him to. He evoked our confidence that he, perhaps for the first time since our founders led this nation, will work from the position of American interests and not political ones. He wasn’t trying to get himself re-elected in four years already. He wasn’t ensuring his party has favor in the future.
President Trump rose to the podium to announce an interest in advancing the United States of America, and with it – Americans.