Americans watched transfixed as the election returns came in on November 8, 2016 and Republican Donald Trump was declared President of the United States. A shell-shocked Hillary Clinton called to concede in the early morning hours the next day. Conservatives cheered the election of the populist, swept into office by citizens of all political persuasions frustrated with the status quo.
Conceited liberals were unable to process the results. The leftist press has relentlessly brutalized him. The rest of us knew he would ably represent us.
Tuesday evening, after less than two months in office, President Trump delivered his inspiring first speech (video) to the joint session of Congress signaling what can only be described as a powerful beginning — setting the marker for his entire presidency. Fox News’ Chris Wallace was compelled to call it “one of the best speeches [he’s] heard a president give.”
President Donald J. Trump concluded his dynamic address (full text)* with these words:
The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us.
We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts, the bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls. And the confidence to turn those hopes and dreams to action. From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears, inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past, and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts.
I am asking all citizens to embrace this Renewal of the American Spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold and daring things for our country. And I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment and — Believe in yourselves. Believe in your future. And believe, once more, in America.
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless these United States.
* Courtesy of CNN