Instead of an inauguration speech that brought a divided country together under hope with humility, we have a new President that once again used fear of “carnage” to project his over-sized ego on that of our country. Meaning that it’s always “me first” when he says America First.
There are Christians, myself included, who simply cannot accept this proclamation that America should always be first, be the greatest, be the winner, be the baddest. Then in his speech he attempts to delegitimize and belittle the work of previous administration and public servants, many who were in the crowd.
And the gall to blame government for the sins of unfettered capitalism. It was big business that sent millions of jobs overseas, not government. If a Democratic administration had tried to stop that, there would have been a revolt.
This speech is the way demagogues, despots, and dictators begin ruling their country. Especially when he called on us to “total allegiance to the United States”. I am ever so sad, and now scared. I suppose that is what Trump and his Russian-handlers wanted to happen after just one day.
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