By Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday and unlike his predecessor, referred to himself only three times during his address.
Barack Obama was notorious for keeping himself at the center of his speeches. There are multiple examples when he referred to himself, saying, “I,” or “me,” many dozens of times in single speeches. Even in campaign speeches about Hillary Clinton, he couldn’t stop talking about himself.
Trump, on the other hand, focused on citizens and it took until the middle of the speech — over six minutes — before he entered the first person. And when he did, it wasn’t in the manner in which Obama basked in his self-perceived moments of glory — Trump was pledging allegiance to America:
“The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.”
The other two instances of the first person came a few minutes later when he promised:
“I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.”
And that was it in the 16.5-minute speech. Trump focused almost the entirety of his speech on We the People:
“This moment is your moment: it belongs to you…
“This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.
“What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
“January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
Then, in statement after statement, Trump began with “we:”
“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.
“We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
“We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.
“We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.”
Trump’s climactic ending included his famous campaign motto:
“You will never be ignored again.
“Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
“Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.
“We Will Make America Wealthy Again.
“We Will Make America Proud Again.
“We Will Make America Safe Again.
“And, yes, together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.”
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