‘A new age of equality’: US President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech
Posted On July 29, 2021
Washington, DC — President Donald Trump on Friday hailed the new year with a message of peace and love amid a tumultuous year for the United States.
In his inaugural address, Trump declared: “I am the President of all Americans, and I intend to fulfill my responsibility to all Americans.”
He said that he has chosen to be president because he believes it is “time to say hello and welcome all Americans to the nation that I love.”
“Our nation is stronger, more peaceful and prosperous because of you,” Trump said.
“Together we will bring our country together, and it will always be more secure and prosperous when we are all in this together.”
On Friday, Trump made his first formal address as president to Congress, a first for an American president.
The address is the first major speech by a president to the House of Representatives, and the first address to the Senate.
Trump said he has “the highest regard” for the Congress and said the “American people have spoken,” referring to his own words in a speech on Jan. 20 that many saw as an effort to use the congressional session to push his agenda.
He also promised to work to bring about a “new era of equality, freedom, and justice for all.”
The president said that a new era of peace would come with a commitment to “make America great again.”
“We must make this the new normal,” Trump told the House.
“We will not be intimidated by anyone.
We will never be intimidated.
We do not need to fear any enemy.
We are stronger together.”
Trump spoke of his desire to restore American jobs, strengthen our borders, protect the environment and ensure the safety of all citizens.
He also said that “we have never been stronger” as Americans.
Trump also thanked Congress for taking up his agenda, calling it “one of the greatest accomplishments of my Presidency.”
He said he is grateful for the support of his colleagues and his “strong support for you.”
The speech is the culmination of nearly three weeks of meetings between Trump and Congress, as the new administration worked to enact its agenda.
On Wednesday, Trump signed the executive order that put in place the travel ban, the first of several actions he will take in the coming days.
The White House also announced on Friday that President Trump will nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, a decision that will give Gorsuch a seat on the nation’s highest court.