Donald Trump on 20th January 2017 was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States and here are important and interesting points you need to know about the inauguration
1.The inauguration took place outside US Capitol in Washington, DC on Friday
2. Majority of the attendees at the inauguration were Whites - AlJazeera report
3. Turnout for the inauguration was low.
4. The president spoke of ‘American carnage’ and painted a dark picture of the US, and calls for ‘total allegiance to the United States of America
5. The newly elected president pledged to unite the world against "radical Islam". and wipe it off the face of the earth.
6. On migration and international trade, he said: "We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs.
7. He shaded the outgoing POTUS, Barack Obama, and Democrats by stating that . For too long a small group in our nations capital has reaped the rewards of government. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth."
8 . Protests are reported to be going on in Washington and other areas by different groups with some of the protests violent
9. Trump is set to have a cabinet worth $14bn combined with
10. His speech was considered more "populist" than "Conservative".
11. Donald Trump has no political experience.
12.He is a former reality TV star, a propert developer, Pagent Owner whose campaign dominated headlines with his controversial comments on minorities, women and rival politicians.
At the end of the inaugural speeech, Barack Obama, the outgoing president, told him: "Good job, good job". Meanwhile, Chuck Shumer, a senator from New York, said that America is now living in a "challenging and tumultuous time" ahead of the oaths.
The speech was somewhat inspiring( for a Trump supporter) but objectively analysing it, the speech could be considered "populist" and the picture which he painted of the state of the American Nation was of Nation which was no different from Somalia or Libya. the way he put it, the Obama administration didn't do much or serve the American people.
In essence, the inagural speech was no different from his speeches during the campaign period
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