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Donald Trump Inauguration Speech
After a divisive campaign and action-oriented presidential transition, President-elect Donald Trump is officially President of the United States.
The words of yesterday’s speech reflected the rhetoric of his campaign illustrating his desire to focus on the American people and take the power away from the politicians of Washington D.C.
In his own words, Trump said, “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 American People.”
He went on to highlight important goals of his presidency, such as economic restoration, better education, safer neighborhoods, eradicating radical Islamic terrorism and so on.
Trump painted a bleak outlook on the country’s current state, and made very clear his insistence on “America first.” Only time will tell if Trump will hold true to the goals laid out in his inauguration speech.
Future of US Supply Chain and Procurement
American Economic Effects on Procurement
Trump’s focus on the US economic well-being promises a different future for many Americans.
Trump said, “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 nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own; and spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.”
Many businesses are sure to feel the changes with a new focus on “Buy American and hire American.” After so many bold statements, the first months of Trump’s presidency will surely be telling of what is to come.
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