You can read the transcript here.
Overall, I thought it was a very good speech. While I don’t necessarily agree with all of the stances and policies put forth, it was a very clear statement on the foundational principles of Trump’s administration. It was very patriotic, and very populist. It highlighted all of the reasons that Trump won the election that many people, including myself, didn’t see.
The notion of transferring power back to the people was powerful and welcome. Trump’s foreign policy is very clear with America putting her interests first while recognizing that other countries will do the same. While that is the way foreign policy has worked for millennia, it was nice to hear the obvious stated. Clearly, though, the era of naive globalism is over.
Most of all, I was thankful that it was only 19 minutes long. At 1,450 words, it is one of the shorter ones we’ve had in a long time.
Welcome, President Trump. We’re hoping fr good things from your administration.