The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump to address the nation: ‘I am the President-elect of the United States.
I am not your puppet.
I do not speak for you.’
— In his first address to a joint session of Congress since taking office, President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on his campaign promises, while also stressing the need to “make your case.”
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Trump’s inaugural address The speech was a largely positive one, with the president promising to heal the nation’s divisions.
The White House put out a press release that declared, “President Trump has taken office with a clear message of unity, prosperity, and Americanism.”
Trump also took aim at Democrats, calling them “the enemy of the American people.”
The president promised to “build a wall on our southern border” and “bring back jobs to the United State.”
He called for a new foreign policy focused on economic growth and jobs, and to “put America first.”
The White Hill Press Release: “The President-Elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday declared that he will be the President of the USA.
This historic inauguration is a landmark moment in our nation’s history, a moment that will unite our country and set the stage for the future of the country.”
Trump took the oath of office at 12:37 a.m.
He said that he had “earned the right to serve as our President and to govern for the betterment of our people.”
He began by thanking the American citizens and military veterans who had sworn to “protect and defend our Constitution.”
“Together, we will ensure our nation and our people are safe and secure, and that every American has the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling, fulfilling, and prosperous life,” he said.
Trump promised to restore faith in our country.
“This is a momentous day for America,” he told the crowd.
“We are finally on the cusp of the beginning of a new chapter.
But, more importantly, we are a nation at peace.
Our hearts are full of love for one another.
The people are united, our borders are secure, our cities are thriving, our schools are beautiful, our streets are safe.
Our leaders have worked tirelessly to put America back on track.
Now is the time for all of us to come together to unite, build, and fulfill our promises for America.”
Trump told the American People that he was “going to take care of our veterans, and we will take care for our people,” according to the White House press release.
The president-of-the-year also said he had made “a commitment to make America great again” by working with Congress and the military to improve the economy.
“I am so honored to be the Commander-in-Chief of the world’s most powerful military,” he vowed.
“Together we will rebuild our nation, and it will be so much more than we could ever imagine.”
Trump signed executive orders to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and roll back some of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
He also signed an executive order to help companies hire and train new workers, saying the administration is “ready to work with Congress to get it done.”
Trump said he was going to focus on infrastructure, and called for “the beginning of construction on our new American-made, American-owned, and proud American-led infrastructure.”
Trump, who has long been critical of Obama’s immigration policies, said he will “take care of everybody,” including the American military veterans and veterans of the military who “have sacrificed so much.”
Trump’s inauguration ceremony The ceremony was held on Pennsylvania Avenue, a former site of the Lincoln Memorial that was designated by the president in 2011 as a memorial to the U.S. military and “to the men and women of the armed forces who gave their lives defending this country.”
A crowd of nearly 1,000 people were in attendance.
“Today marks a great day for our country,” Trump said.
“Our country has been tested, but we have always risen above.”
“This day is so much bigger than any one election.
This is about the future, the future is our destiny,” he added.
Trump said his inauguration would “be a celebration of our nation.”
“For our country, it’s the start of a whole new chapter, the start, the beginning,” he claimed.
“It will be an American rebirth, a rebirth of hope, a revival of patriotism, a renewal of the spirit of our founding fathers.”
Trump will take office on Jan. 20.
The inauguration will be one of the biggest events of his presidency, and his first since his election to the presidency.
The inaugural crowd was smaller than many anticipated, with a small contingent of veterans standing behind Trump. The event