Donald J. Trump, president elect of the United States, was sworn into office on Friday, January 20th. This traditional date, marking the peaceful transition of power, took place on the western front of the Capitol Building. The event took on something of a theme, described as “uniquely American,” a phrase from the swearing in ceremony.
The event started shortly prior to Trump’s oath, featuring a speech and a choir performance. As per tradition, the Vice President is sworn in first and Mike Pence recited the oath. Another choir production followed. At about twelve o’clock, president Trump placed his left hand upon the Bible and swore his life and service to our country. As a Marine band performance and 21 gun salute resounded patriotism through the crowd, Trump’s inaugural speech was close at hand.
The inaugural speech delivered by our 45th president could only be described as patriotic, proud, and moving. He leads by thanking the past presidents in attendance. Trump then starts speaking strongly about the people, and the flaws of today’s government. “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.” Despite sounding like a comic book character, his words could inspire a nation. He continues discussing the inequalities, talking of the rewards Washington reaps from the common people. His speech is saturated with words about the people, giving the country back to the people of this land, giving the people power. His ideals for unity speak out to our troubled nation. “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.” He becomes a little more detailed, now starting to elaborate on foreign policy and economic standards, but the future of our nation remains the focus of his speech. “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.” The word “we” starts nearly every sentence in President Trump’s speech, truly embracing and exemplifying the american spirit and the unity of our nation.