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Welcoming the President to the Next Four Years

Emily Henley

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   Donald Trump was inaugurated and welcomed into the position of the 45th president of the United States on January 20th, 2017. Trump delivered a 16-minute inaugural speech addressing his goals, focus points and the corrupt aspects of the current government.“In America we understand that a nation is only living as it is striving,” Trump said. “We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.” Donald Trump won only  57 percent of the available votes in the Electoral College, compared to Ronald Reagan’s 97%, Bill Clinton’s 70%, and Barack Obama’s 68%. This puts him in the bottom quarter of American Presidents  since World War II(Linda Qiu ).” The code pink protester that somehow got a first-row ticket to the show went unnoticed as President Trump delivered his speech to his thousands of supporters dressed in formal wear, southern cowboy gear, and campaign accessories labeled with his favorite slogan “Make America Great Again.” Donald Trump’s inauguration, with 31 million viewers, was first runner-up for the most inauguration views in history, after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration with 41.8 million total viewers.


References:

  1. Qiu, Linda. “Fact-checking President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address.” PolitiFact. Tampa Bay Times, 20 Jan. 2017. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.
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