It’s finally happened. Last week, the world officially welcomed Donald Trump to office at the Whitehouse at his inauguration. Despite the fact that there were more protesters than supporters at his address, and the 4,200 joints going round, the wall building warrior still managed to deliver a professional speech to the crowd, outlining his plans for the next four years. Trump focused mainly on the economy, justice, national security, health, and of course immigration.
The President stood by his philosophy of ‘America First’ throughout his speech and blamed the country’s ‘rusted old factories scattered like tombstones’ and the fact that they had ‘little to celebrate’ on the outsourcing US jobs. This philosophy also took a stand when he spoke about national security as he painted an image of himself to his supporters, of him leading the nation out of an era of ‘American Carnage’. He also made himself known as a hard law an order president, he said that the ‘American carnage stops right here and stops right now’.
In theory this doesn’t sound all that bad, but I’m intrigued to see how he plays his cards in this one. The main news in the health segment of his speech was that the new President was interested in meeting the promises he made during his speech and that he may take another look at old Obama’s signature health law- The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Finally, Trump had lots to say about immigration in his speech. Trump made one very hard hitting quote, which summarises his whole speech on this topic very well: ‘we’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own’. Critics argue that this isn’t strictly true, but it makes his point very well.
Trump is a president intent on listening to the people and fulfilling any promises he makes. Many people are still extremely sceptical about whether he will actually do any good as a world leader, but after his speech, many people are more trusting of Trump. We’ll have to just wait and see.
Ben Lawson (R, 5)