President Trump’s Inaugural Speech: ‘I will never let you down’

At a little past 12 noon today, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Inauguration Of Donald Trump As 45th President Of The United States

As headlines on Drudge Report correctly observe:

  • Trump eviscerates Obama’s Washington
  • Trump’s speech focuses on “we” and leaves himself out almost entirely — unlike Obama’s “I, me, my” speeches.

Here is the text of President Trump’s inaugural speech (CNBC), followed by the video:

“Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.

They have been magnificent.

Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment.

It belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day.

This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.

These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.

Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.

An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.

And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.

Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.

We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. 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. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs.

We will bring back our borders.

We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.

We will shine for everyone to follow.

We will re-enforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. 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 and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

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.

Thank you.

God bless you.

And God bless America.”

May God bless Donald Trump, and may America be worthy of this second chance God mercifully gave us.

~Eowyn

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46 responses to “President Trump’s Inaugural Speech: ‘I will never let you down’

  1. Simply great.

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  2. At least now , the U.S. has a real first lady , that actually looks like a woman .

    Good luck D. J. T. , YOU’LL NEED IT , BADLY ……..hire the best body guards !

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  3. a picture is worth a thousand words….feminists seeing feminine-dressed melania in soft powder blue standing there literally (holding up the bible) and figuratively (by her presence) supporting her husband…what message does that send to america?

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  4. President Trump’s speech was simply magnificent. Probably, as was noted in this article, the most noticeable thing was that Trump made this victory –“Our victory” . . . the American people, rather than the usual spiel of “Me,” “Mine,” “Myself,” or “I” which we were used to from Obummer. Oh! What a glorious day . . . even the hope of improving our status as a country, and regaining our position in world standing! The very thought thrills me.

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    • Amen, Auntie!

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    • I think he only said “I” 3 times:
      “The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.”
      ” I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.”
      Three “I’s” and everyone a pledge to all Americans to “Make America Great Again”!

      No wonder the Libs are having hissy-fits, this is a leader that is determined to fulfill his campaign promises! Something unheard of in the Washington Establishment, a pledge to help the American people hold THEIR Govt and THEIR Representatives responsible, and that has got to scare the crap out of the New World Order profiteers, other Globalists, and the International Socialists. And has all the Bureau-weenies, ‘Community Organizers’, and other big-talking, do-nothing strap-hangers quaking in their boots ,

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    • Essentially Trump said this (same themes) without specifically reciting the Preamble to the Constitution verbatim in the middle of it:

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  5. I’ll be 74 on February 17th and started voting when I foolishly believed the fearmongers to reluctantly chose LBJ over Goldwater, who was by far the better man in himself and for his country.

    Today was the first time I have ever wept over an Inauguration Speech, which I did not do even at JFK’s. I cancelled my cable TV long ago to save money, so I waited to hear & to see this on our beloved FotMs own site.

    As was truly written above, “Good luck DJT, YOU’LL NEED IT, BADLY… hire the best body guards!” We are the New Roman Empire and, just as then, the Praetorian Guard may become the agents of non-voted change, as in JFK’s assassination.

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    • Joseph,I too wept as I listened to our President’s speech;He was FANTASTIC!!!
      I just heard on the news that,for several days,the Mayor of DC has given protesters several “areas” downtown where protests are allowed,and that some have already gone to the “trash and smash” phase. These idiots need to be reigned in! (ARRESTED) I don’t know what else would better prove that Liberalism is a form of INSANITY,and these particular Liberals need to be incarcerated in rubber rooms and given shock therapy or Lobotomies.
      Okay-once we’ve cleared the Liberals from any form of Politics,who would be a good choice for the necessary Second Party in our Government? My choice would be the Tea Party,though,as with all Parties,they have their share of warts and flaws. I’ve NEVER seen ’em conduct themselves in an unruly or criminal manner at any gathering where I’ve seen ’em.

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      • truckjunkie . . . I’m all for bringin’ in the National Guard if the mayor cannot, or will not do his duty to keep the peace . . . then he needs to be supplanted. It is outrageous that civil unrest is allowed to escalate to the point that police are injured, property is damaged, and decent people cannot walk the streets without threat of bodily harm by roving bands of animals.

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      • Funny you should write “…what else would better prove that Liberalism is a form of INSANITY”, as a week ago it came to me that perhaps I’d best write a new essay, titled ‘On the Impossibility of Progressive Liberalism’.

        I think that a use of logical reasoning, supported by examples from simple real life physical situations and events, should conclusively demonstrate that the entire notion is so riddled with unsupported assumptions and dreadful fallacies that even a HS student could read it and realise s/he need not waste any time going there, for, as Ms Stein remarked, ‘There is no there, there.”

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    • Joseph . . . I must say I also found myself teary eyed. I talked to my brother just minutes ago, he said he wept during Trump’s speech . . . although he is not particularly politically minded. I certainly do agree with the sentiment . . . “hire the best body guards!” He needs to cull the herd so to speak, to make sure that whoever he trusts to be in closest proximity to him and his family are 100% faithful to him . . . that they do not have any private allegiance to our underground government, or the intelligence community. As Dr Eowyn has already stated, now is the time for all of our prayers that this new President, and his family and cabinet may be kept safe, and that Heavenly inspiration in all their dealings.

      God Bless America!

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  6. I think the greatest risk of all to our President is right there,in DC-the Democrats,primarily,and ALL the “CAREER POLITICIANS” of BOTH Parties. Today marks the beginning ofend of the “Good ol’ Boys” Screw America Club.

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  7. My cat posted this before I was done. Today marks the beginning of the end of the “Good ol’ Boys” Screw America Club.

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  8. Trump says today is the beginning of returning power to the American People from the Political Establishment of D.C.
    Even Fox news ‘talking Heads’ are whining about how he is not “reaching out” to the Democrats. The Dems have stabbed him in the back at every opportunity, even after the election, after the vote counts, after the Electoral College, and they are still threatening to fight him every step of the way for the next 4 years. And these TV idiots want him to roll over and pee on himself like a puppy and apologize to the DemonRats for wanting to Make America Great Again, energizing thinking people of all races & classes, winning the most contentious Election since 1860 (when the Dems didn’t want to give up their slaves), and actually doing something about jobs and the economy even before he is inaugurated. They really hate his guts for wanting to give the power back to the People and Constitution. The DemonRats are losing their ‘New Slaves’, the Taxpayers and they are pitching a fit.

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    • Longknife 21 . . . that was very, very well put. I am particularly taken with the very last sentence . . . “The DemonRats are losing their “New Slaves,” the Taxpayers and they are pitching a fit.” I have no doubt that all the DC crowd who looked down on the unwashed masses, truly think of us as a cow to be milked . . . and I rather think that they do not like this turn in events.

      Very interesting to note that all the GOP members that signed the “Never Trump” letters (perhaps I read it here) are now feeling pretty sick at their situation . . . they are seeing people who are junior in position and perhaps experience being called up to take positions inside the new administration, while their phone’s are not ringing! I think that receiving the “cold shoulder” under these circumstances is absolutely appropriate. It is a very smart move to distance oneself from these very individuals . . . after all, what normal person would clasp a viper to their bosom (so to speak.)

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  9. Congratulations President Trump! God bless you. There’s a reason why the BIG GUY up there put you in the White House.

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  11. Whatever may happen the next four years, I see style and elegance coming back. Perhaps it will rub off beyond the beltway.

    Two military transport planes are waiting on the tarmac in Palm Springs for the former first family to arrive. Tanks inside to ferry the Obummers around? What’s wrong with the Palm Springs trolley system?

    Anyways, the former anointed one will get his pointed behind wet if he attempts to golf upon his arrival. It’s raining all over Southern California. Finally.

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  12. You are right Miss Marple. Even Joe Biden and his wife took public transportation after leaving his office. The former pres. should stop spending taxpayer dollars already!

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  13. Term’s up, Barry. Get out.

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  14. Kevin J Lankford

    Biggest laugh I have had in a long time; listening to Trump scolding the responsible for last eight years of destruction, and fall of this nation’s world standing, while the image of obama was exposed in a corner screen shot
    struggling to keep his lying straight face.

    Even after Trump ended his speech, inciting great hope in those true to the principles of our Constitution, there were more jokes to come. The media, so ready to interpret for us unsophisticated and ignorant, could only scoff at the words of Trump, whose only purpose, or at least the true effect was exposing truth, which they found unacceptable. The truth that they refused to acknowledge,..could not dispute,…and just would not admit. Trump insulted all of the current political elite… and deservedly so….What every one of us ordinary true U.S. citizens would love the opportunity to do.

    Trump has given me great hope, hope that I know we all feel and crave. I was truly impressed with his inauguration celebration, the true American patriotism, the prayers to our true God and acknowledgement of our true savior Jesus Christ, This was the real U.S., Not the media driven fantasy of a fake and fraud.

    Been celebrating a little, hope I did not leave too many mistakes…..

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  15. Amen Dr. Amen…

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  16. The speech was excellent. No blue skies painted, just the facts ma’m, just the facts. That had to hurt.
    The minute one piece of paper was burned, one window broken, one car burned, one weapon thrown, it went from a protest to being a riot and those involved should be treated as such.
    Bless this country and bless this wonderful family that love each other and bless the opportunity to get our country back.
    I think God has seen fit to send us this man. I pray we are deserving.

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    • I LOVE yr very fine statement, says what I feel, no need for me to add 2 cents, though w/Fed Res Bunco inflation 2 cents in 1913 would now be worth US$ .48, and that was calculated by 3 websites, OK? Do readers still think the Fed is on guard, protecting us from inflation, every banker’s wet dream.

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    • Don’t just lock up the ones throwing rock and burning stuff. Arrest everybody in sight of the mayhem. Let the innocent ‘protesters’ spend a few nights in jail with the real culprits. The ones that didn’t do anything but show up will most likely ‘discourage’ the real troublemakers from future performances. And they themselves may not feel so strongly about attending such performances.

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  17. I was THRILLED with the several references to God. I was very happy with the LACK of references to self (except, as has been noted above, in appropriate and limited places).

    We have been given a respite and a golden opportunity to reach out with those glorious principles that Captain Kirk expounds upon. Many of the well-meaning but brainwashed lefties actually believe in those principles; they just don’t see how the application has been twisted beyond recognition by those who want “useful idiots” who will do their bidding.

    Study the Constitution; talk to others based on principles and from an understanding of the proper place of government (limited – yes – but why; do you know?). Two good places to check out are constitutiondecoded dot come and publiushuldah dot com.

    Celebrate, pray with thanksgiving – then back to work, starting tomorrow.

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  18. CBS & NBC are aweful.

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    • As always,they couldn’t say anything nice,but they STILL talked endlessly about worst case scenarios;anything good they mentioned was tempered with sneaky insults of the Conservatives. Quite fair and balanced,just like FOX. (sarc)

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    • That’s one of the good things about Mr. Trump. You don’t need an analyst to decode what he’s saying. I don’t listen to ANY so-called news when they interject opinion between facts. What are they psychic? How do they know what someone is thinking?

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  19. It’s been a wonderful day and thanks to God the inauguration went smoothly except for the demonstrators who were jailed and the six officers who were injured while dealing with them. Trump’s speech laid out most of what’s been wrong with our political system for decades in broad generalities since we know the details would not have been appropriate in an inauguration speech. Trump knows how dangerous his situation is. The globalists and their puppets are livid that he and those who will cooperate with him will undo the decades of plans and works of the NWO. His life is in danger from rogue sects of the CIA and traitorous Rhinos and Dems. who literally want him dead. These people are so very, very evil. I don’t think the average Trump voter has educated themselves about the history of the NWO, globalism, agenda 21 and 30, the people and groups who started it and those who are currently involved. Do they really know just how close we were to losing everything we hold dear? We have to urge our family, friends and young adults to do research on alternative media and to stop listening to MSM except to compare their information against alternative media. And, we have to pray daily for Trump, Pence and their administration and pray God will protect and guide them as they tackle difficult challenges. We have to pray God will change the evil hearts and minds of those individuals in the shadow government who don’t want to let go of their agendas. It’s a new era, and the fight for freedom is really just beginning.

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  20. The more the Liberals discuss his speech, the better it gets.
    If the POTUS does not set his priority at America first, what kind of outcome can you expect? The obvious answer is where our country was at up until noon on 1/20/2017, and actually the fact that Trump was going to become POTUS, the vacuum created by the negative energy of BHO started to to reverse sooner here and world-wide.
    I listened to Trump at many of his rallies. He was often redundant, but also as far as his fans were concerned, he was focused and consistant. He had some new and excellent phrases for his inauguration speech which were IMO excellent.

    It was particularly annoying hearing the MSM trying to differentiate between the violent rioters who started the fires and the peaceful protesters who danced around them chanting their mindless commie mantras.

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  21. I listened to the speech live on my Alex Jones Infowars app on my android in my Uber. I was pleased. Yet, suffice it to say, it was no JFK barn-burner, and it was no homespun and rugged Reagan rail-splitting homage to reason and tradition.
    Yet speak plainly and clearly Donald Trump did. He was frank and candid. And he was mercifully brief and he was gone. In other words, President Trump has promised nothing beyond the plain and simple. And in the zen-like void of the traditional stirring speech usually given in Inaugural Addresses that was not there, Donald Trump, it seemed to me, was inviting his listeners to make him an offer. In other words, we were being challenged to supply what seemed to be missing. This could be taken in one of two ways: Either we have been snookered again, OR, very possibly, President Trump was respecting us. I look at it this way: For eight years, the petulant Obamas have never missed an opportunity to harp and carp upon us. (And THANK GOD they’re out!) Yet President Trump did not provide the comfort we grew used to and fond of with Reagan.

    President Trump was plain and simple. He made mention of our borders, our military and police. He made mention of Everyman’s need for prosperity and safety.
    He did not lecture. He did not hector. He did not take us to some stirring intellectual wonderland of a “New Frontier.”
    Yet, emotionally, he was SPARTAN. And if I know anything about Mr. Trump, everything he does, he does for a REASON. This means that as the listeners, America is being called to respond, in kind, to the problems She is facing.
    No bells and whistles. No ornamentation. No frills.

    I would not call this Inaugural Address a “great one” in the tradition of, say, Kennedy or Reagan or even FDR. Yet I noticed, when I got to watch the speech on You Tube, is that if you look closely at his mannerisms and facial expressions, President Trump displayed the sincerity of a man with a grim resolve. THIS was the message being sent. And America, like the errant employee who has been given a second chance, had better listen and respond in kind.

    MAKE NO MISTAKE: Our economy will recover, in time, under Trump. But this is the Calm Before the Storm, which WILL come. That is what I think was going on in this inaugural address.

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  22. It seems to me that he did not use any prompter, nor did he appear to be reading from a lectern. Perhaps he memorised it or spoke extemp?

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    • I wondered that as well; I thought it would be odd for an Inaugural Speech to be read from a teleprompter so then decided Trump must not have had one. (But I don’t know for certain.)

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  23. I liked Trump’s speech. It was my first time watching an Inaugural, as far as I can remember (maybe we watched JFK’s as a kid!) I know I didn’t care about Nixon, nor Carter, nor Clinton, nor Bush 1+2, etc. I would have watched Ron Paul’s if he had stayed in the race & won in 2008.

    Obama just couldn’t FLY AWAY while being outdone. He gave ONE MORE farewell speech on Friday, AFTER Trump’s Inaugural. And being the jealous little narcissist that he is, he COPIED the sentiment of Trump’s Inaugural > which was about the CITIZENS & not about the Politicians!

    Here’s portions of Obama’s copycat speech (caps added for emphasis):

    “…Obama delivered his final farewell speech FOLLOWING the presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20, telling the gathered crowd … that ‘it has ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT YOU.’ … ‘Throughout this process, Michelle and I, we’ve just been YOUR frontmen and women … We’ve just been YOUR face and voice. But this has NOT BEEN ABOUT US. It has ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT YOU. And all the amazing things that have happened in the last ten years have ALL JUST BEEN ABOUT YOU.’ … ‘…and I can’t wait to see what YOU do next, and I promise I’ll be right there WITH YOU. Yes we did. Yes we can.’”
    Source:
    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/obama-delivers-speech-post-inauguration-it-has-always-been-about-you-w462173

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  24. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this excellent post, and for providing us with the text of President Trump’s inaugural speech. His speech reminds me of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, wherein President Lincoln was addressing a terribly torn and wounded nation, just as President Trump addressed a torn and wounded nation during his inauguration.

    It is a strong speech because of the action set forth and promised within it, and yet the reverence and love he gives the American people is so evident. May God bless President Donald Trump and give him many graces and heavenly blessings, including his family and also the American people who want America to be great again.

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