Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. He promised to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted
Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. He promised to end what he called an “American carnage” of rusted factories and crime in his inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry.
The defiant tone of Trump’s speech points in the direction that American jobs will be brought back home.
“From this day forward it’s going to be only America First,” the Republican told thousands that came to the National Mall to see him take over from Democrat Barack Obama.
Obama and three other former presidents sat nearby as Trump accused previous U.S. administrations of:
- Making Washington rich at the expense of struggling American families
- Making foreign industries rich at the expense of American companies
- Subsidizing the armies of other nations while letting the U.S. military become depleted
- Spending trillions of dollars abroad while letting infrastructure at home to crumble
Trump at 70, takes over a United States divided by a savage election campaign.
He has been positioning himself as a champion of working Americans, the Tax Policy Center non-partisan think tank estimates that his tax proposals would not only add $7.2 trillion in U.S. government debt over the first decade, but are designed to favor the wealthiest Americans.
Donald J. Trump’s First Official Duty
A few hours after taking the oath of office, Trump signed his first executive order, directing U.S. agencies to delay, waive or grant exemptions from any provisions of the Affordable Care Act deemed burdensome for states or individuals. He had said he will repeal Obama’s signature health-care law.
Republicans in Congress hope to repeal the health care law, also known as Obamacare, and replace it.
About Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump was born in the Queens borough, New York, to Fred Trump, a first-generation German-American, and Scotland-born Mary Anne MacLeod.
He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, took and renamed over his father’s real estate business The Trump Organization. He gained attention for his flashy style and high-profile real estate deals including hotels, casinos, an airline and Trump Tower.
Trump’s celebrity status was sealed when hosted NBC’s reality-TV hit “The Apprentice,” which started airing in January 2004. Contestants with business skills competed through multiple elimination rounds over the course of a season. Trump would dismiss losing contestants with the catch phrase, “You’re fired!”
Trump had considered running for president several times dating back to the late 1980s. His political following expanded early in the Obama administration as he championed false claims that the president wasn’t born in the U.S. and thus was ineligible for the office.
Over the next couple of months, all eyes will be on Trump to see if the world’s fears and doubts will be confirmed or not.
One thing is certain; a new era has begun in the history of the United States.
Welcome President Donald J. Trump!