Inauguration of Donald J. Trump CNN January 20, 2017 8:59am-9:18am PST
administer the presidential oath of office. everyone please stand. [ applause ] >> please raise your right hand, and repeat after me. i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear. >> i donald john trump, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states.
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. 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 yearse 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
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. [ applause ] that all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment. it belongs to you. [ applause ] it belongs to everyone gathered
[ applause ] everyone is listening to you now. you came by the tens of millions to become part of an historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before. [ applause ] 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,
and one glorious destiny. the oath of office i take today is an oath of allegiance to all americans. [ applause ] 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. [ applause ] 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. [ applause ] 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. [ applause ] 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. protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.
american hands and american labor. [ applause ] we will follow two simple rules. buy american a hire american. [ applause ] 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. [ applause ] we will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical islamic terrorism, which we will
eradicate completely from the face of the earth. [ applause ] 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. [ applause ] 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
it. [ applause ] the time for empty talk is over. now arrives the hour of action. 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 histories 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 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. [ applause ] we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great american flag. [ applause ] 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 fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.
[ applause ] 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. thank you. god bless you and god bless