Trump Opens Presidency With Pledge to Clean Up `American Carnage’ #InaugurationDay

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Donald Trump began his presidency with a address aimed squarely at Making America Great Again.

His inaugural speech on Friday painted an ominous portrait of the nation at the cusp of his administration: a place of violent “American carnage” where “rusted-out factories” are “scattered like tombstones” and the middle class’s wealth is “ripped from their homes.” His predecessor, Barack Obama, sat steps away. Trump promised an unapologetic nationalism that would protect U.S. jobs and a foreign policy that would eradicate Islamic terrorism and put the country’s interests ahead of all others.

“From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first,” Trump said.

“Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another,” Trump said. “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.”

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Trump, 70, who has not previously held elected office, took the oath of office at about noon from Chief Justice John Roberts at the U.S. Capitol. In a nod to the populist groundswell that propelled him to the White House, he said he would remake the nation’s political order.

“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” Trump said as light rain began to fall. “Everyone is listening to you now.”

“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,” Trump said. “The wealth of the middle class has been ripped from their homes and redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.”