Trump’s inaugural address was as subtle as a punch to the nose


What, you expected poetry? Maybe a turn of the other cheek to the boycotters and hooligans and haters?

If so, you haven’t been paying attention for the last 18 months. America’s new sheriff didn’t come to Washington to make friends or make nice.

He came to get things done and make change. Big things and big change.

President Donald Trump showed again yesterday that he is many things, but not — NOT — a politician. He is an outsider, a disrupter, a revolutionary and he made no attempt to disguise his plan to smash the status quo.

His 16-minute inaugural speech was as subtle as a punch in the nose. Its imagery was brilliant in its starkness, as when he talked of “mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities” and “rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape.”

He bemoaned that “the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and redistributed all across the world” and that “we’ve defended other nations’ borders without defending our own.”

He railed against “politicians who are all talk and no action” and declared “Now arrives the hour of action.”

As for big ideas, how about this:

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

Or this, perhaps the most striking line of all:

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

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