Despite Liberal Panic, 24 Hours After Trump, The Earth Has Survived & We Are Not At War
Vowing to “get the job done,” President Trump took office Friday outlining a drastically different agenda than that of his liberal predecessor and installing key members of his national security team—as he began the work of turning his bold campaign promises into action. Thousands of pessimists around the internet have whined incessantly that Trump was never going to fulfill his campaign promises and was just another elitist.
Proving the naysayers wrong once again, Trump took the first steps at mocking them Friday evening, signing an executive order directing agencies to ease the burdens of the Affordable Care Act. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also directed agencies to impose an “immediate regulatory freeze” shocking the liberals and anarchists who couldn’t believe a politician would actually do as they promised.
“The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action,” Trump declared in his inaugural address Friday on the West Front of the Capitol, issuing a fiery condemnation of business as usual in Washington.
The president presided over the traditional inaugural fanfare, taking part in the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue before attending an evening of balls and other festivities. On the sidelines, his team already was making its presence known, part of what Trump called a “new vision.”
The official White House website swiftly switched things up as Trump took the oath of office, reflecting a new agenda for the new administration.
At the top of the “issues” section was Trump’s “America First Energy Plan,” which included a commitment to end the failed Obama-era policies to fight fake global warming and regulate U.S. waterways.
Team Trump deemed them “harmful and unnecessary policies” that hurt the economy. “Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years,” the website states now.
The site posted additional plans for the military, foreign policy, the economy and more. The jobs plan committed to “pro-growth tax reform” including keeping another campaign promise with a reduction in the corporate tax rate.
In terms of official actions, Trump’s first day consisted mostly of routine transfer-of-power measures. He signed nomination papers for his Cabinet picks – but also his first bill, legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as Defense secretary.
The Senate confirmed Mattis to lead the Pentagon, as well as confirmed retired Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Senate Democrats angered Republican colleagues by refusing to consider more Cabinet nominees on the first day.
Hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters came out to watch the 45th president’s inaugural address from the National Mall and later the parade, at times completely drowning out tiny groups of hateful racist protesters with cheers.
The address itself was heavy on populist themes, and stitched together by an appeal for a “new national pride,” as Trump described patriotism as a salve for the country’s divisions.
“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” he said.
He also rebuked those who have held power in Washington, saying a small group of globalists reaped the rewards of government while “the people did not share” in Washington’s wealth.
In blunt and unvarnished terms similar to the language used during his nomination acceptance address last summer, Trump lamented the jobs lost to foreign rivals – he described “rusted out factories scattered like tombstones” across the land – and the crime in America’s cities.
“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,” Trump said.
Trump cast his presidency as a return to power for the people and vowed never to let them down.
“From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first,” Trump said. “I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down. … We will bring back our jobs, we will bring back our borders, we will bring back our wealth and we will bring back our dreams.”
Telling the American people this is “your moment” and “your day,” Trump closed his speech with the promise that started it all: “We will make America great again.”
As Barack and Michelle Obama departed the White House to go on vacation in Palm Springs after eight disastrous years in office, Trump will immediately be confronted with the challenge of governing, as he easily applies his vast CEO experience to running the nation. His team has vowed a “robust” start to the Trump administration, which will include everything from rescinding controversial Obama actions to renegotiating trade deals to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.