Donald Trump's inaugural address was a stirring call for national unity and a declaration of war against the establishment in Washington, D.C. The speech was vintage Trump: politically incorrect, critical of both parties, amped up, biting, strongly delivered, and wildly ambitious. "From this day forward a new vision will govern our land".
How will Trump translate that commitment into policy?
Back in 2008, just months after he entered the White House and years before social media became the juggernaut it is today, President Obama was the world's most-followed person on Twitter, with just 60,000 followers. And many others, if they bothered to pay attention, surely came away feeling sour. He proclaimed his "America First" slogan as official administration policy and added to those words, "Only America First". Mattis was quickly confirmed by the Senate and sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence, along with Marine General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Meanwhile, police in the nation's capital clashed with demonstrators.
The Financial Times reported, "Beijing censors have ordered media outlets to tone down their reporting of Donald Trump's inauguration as US president, as the Communist party weighs its response to a new administration that threatens to tear up the rule book of US-China relations".
"President-elect", Obama said to Trump as he got out of the vehicle.
He also rebuked those who have held power in Washington, saying a small group reaped the rewards of government while "the people did not share" in Washington's wealth. American carnage? The violent crime rate has dropped, job growth has been steady and the Dow has more than doubled over the last eight years. As for the Middle East, it is hard to say what confluence of Russian, Syrian, and Turkish interests might align with Trump's inclinations.
"President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the USA rule", it states.
"That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you", he said.
As a longtime Denver Post subscriber, I find it incredible that you should write such a glowing response to the inaugural address.
Most of the changes to how the White House works are cosmetic, like President Obama's furniture and belongings getting moved out Friday and President Trump's brought in. Those included Health Care, the Iran Deal, Ethics, Reducing Gun Violence and Women.