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TRUMP: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

(APPLAUSE) We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

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Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you.

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Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

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For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

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That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you.

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TRUMP: It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.

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What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

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January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

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The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

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Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

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At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge; and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

(APPLAUSE) We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

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For many decades, we've enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; subsidized the armies of other countries, while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We've defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own.

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And spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay. We've made other countries rich, while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world.

But that is the past. And now, we are looking only to the future.

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TRUMP: We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first.

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Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

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Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body and I will never ever let you down.

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America will start winning again, winning like never before.

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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.

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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.

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We will follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American.

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We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.

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We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.

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At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

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The bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

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There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

TRUMP: Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it.

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The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

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Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow. A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions.

It's time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

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We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

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And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the wind-swept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they will their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

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So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. You will never be ignored again.

(APPLAUSE) 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.

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Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America.

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Thank you.

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God bless America.

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that and a 1.50 will get you a cup of coffee and little else. Good luck USA, you going to need it.

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getting rid of oblahblahcare is going to boost employment by a point all on it's own

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living in a country with universal health care.. i don't relate to that at all

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living in a country where government burrocrats interfere with daily personal decisions;

I haven't related to that very well as these parasites have polluted and degraded our political system more rapidly over the last30 years

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you just put a major parasite in office so I don't hold out much hope for you. We have another similar parasite running for leadership of a major political party in this country. Let's hope people have the smarts to not vote for the idiot.

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let me know when Trump goes to a fundraiser while Americans are under siege

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I don't care as much about any of the rest of it, as long as the individual mandate goes away. I'm not interested in being forced to pay the remainder of what I make for healthcare that doesn't work, after paying all the other taxes, fees, fines, FICA, social security that I'll never see again, et cetera. If things don't improve soon I'm going on strike, and I'll never pay another cent to a government that only uses every cent to extract more from me.

Don't even worry about arguing with shadowpub's delusion. There is not much of a chance that Canaduh is going to be flooded with 30 million plus immigrants, sucking up free welfare. He'll notice the drawbacks of universal "healthcare" only when it's too late, if then.

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Don't even worry about arguing with shadowpub's delusion

I don't take these people seriously anymore. I hate to say it, but I mostly just troll them ;>

I'm a minarchist, I see purpose in the use of the State, but the use of the State is subject to the corruption of man, and to the lazyness of the citizen of checking that.

if we have state, we have some taxes...but when those taxes start interfering with a man's prosperity, well we have reached the dangerous side of the State.

I need to get a post up about how to go Galt. I've been saying that for 3 months now

That was great! I lost sight of the fact Trump was saying it and was going to compliment you on how well you wrote it lol! I guess I got caught up in the moment! That was worth a resteem!

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LOL!

If Trump follows through on even half of that, this country's fortunes are going to skyrocket

Thanks for posting the transcript. I picked through it here.

Resteemed.

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@nxtblg's take is a good one.

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Thanks! Happily enough, I got here just after agreeing with your comment on my breakdown :)

For the first time since Ronald Reagan I feel like it is morning again in America. If Trump does 1/4 of what he promies to do America will be better off than she has been in many years.

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I despise politicians, and Trump has a history of policy support typical of a New York liberal...

...so why is that I am so hopeful of what Trump has said and done over the last year?

you hit the nail on the head

If Trump does 1/4 of what he promies to do America will be better off than she has been in many years.

at the very least, he stopped the nexus of the leftist/globalist "alliance" from taking office, with the repercussions from that all the way down

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I agree with you, but having had the opportunity to examine the man in depth. At this point I honestly think he has been playing the game. When in New York do what New Yorkers do. He openly admitted yes he made contributions to democrats because thats how you get things done.

He knows how the system works, and I genuinely belive he can hurt the system and even roll it back. There have been a lot of executive orders signed by previous presidents, and the simple act of recinding them will go a long way towards fixing things.

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I feel wary of hoping, and yet I hope ;)

Thanks for sharing. I followed you back!