Donald Trump was inaugurated on Friday (20/1/2017) as the the 45th president of the United States.
Trump promised that he would work tirelessly for every American and vowed to put “America first.”
“From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families,” said Trump.
According to Reuters, the new President was ravaged by rusted-out factories, crime, gangs and drugs.
He indirectly blamed his predecessors in the White House for policies that helped the establishment at the expense of struggling families.
“From this moment on, it’s going to be America First,” Trump told hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the National Mall after taking the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
He promised to give voice to “the forgotten men and women” and called for a return of power to the American people from the politicians in Washington.
“I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never let you down,” he said.
“In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk an no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it. The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action,” he added.
In his closing remarks, the 45th President presented his campaign slogan of ‘making America great again.’
“Together we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And, yes, together, we will make America great again,” he exclaimed.
Trump’s roughly 16-minute inauguration speech was the shortest since President Jimmy Carter’s in 1977.
Republican Donald Trump defeated his close rival Hillary Clinton in November, 2016 to claim his place as America’s 45th President.
In the last months of campaigning, the controversial businessman and political novice capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.