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chief justice roberts: congratulations, mr. president. president trump: chief justice roberts, president carter, president clinton, president ush, president obama, fellow americans and people of the world, thank you. [cheers and applause] president trump: 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 years we 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 transition. they have been magnificent. thank you. cheers and applause]
today's ceremony however, has very special meaning, because 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 people. [cheers and applause] president trump: for too long, have reaped the rewards of government while people have borne the cost. washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. politicians pros period, 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: that all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment. it be longs to you. cheers and applause] president trump: it be longs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across america. this is your day. this is your celebration. and this, the united states of america, is your country.
cheers and applause] president prs what truly matters is not what truly controls our government but whether our government is controlled by the people. [cheers and applause] president trump: january 20, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. [cheers and applause] president trump: the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. [cheers and applause] president trump: everyone is listening to you now, you came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.
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, rusted-out factories, scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation, an education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of
all knowledge. and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much on jsh unrealized potential. this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. cheers and applause] we are one nation and their pain is our pain. their dreams are our dreams and their success will be our success. we share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny. the oath of office i take today is an oath of allegiance to all americans. [applause]
president trump: for many decades, we have 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 have defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own. [cheers and applause] president trump: 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 pass and now we are looking only to the future. [applause] president trump: we assemble 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. i will fight for you with every breath in my body. and i will never ever let you down. [cheers and applause]
president trump: america will start winning again, winning like never before. [cheers and applause] president trump: we will bring back our jobs. we will bring back our borders. we will bring back our wealth. and we will bring back our dreams. [cheers and applause] president trump: we will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation. we will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with american hands and american labor. we will follow two simple rules, buy american and hire american.
[cheers and applause] president trump: 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: we will reinforce old alliances and form new wurns and reform the world against radical islamic terrorism which we will eradicate from the face of the earth. [cheers and applause] president trump: 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: 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 sold art. when america is united, america is totally unstoppable. cheers and applause] president trump: there should be no fear. we are protected and we will
always be protected. we will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. and most importantly, we will be . otected by god [cheers and applause] president trump: finally, must think big and dream even bigger. in america, we understand that a nation is only living as long it is striving. we will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it. cheers and applause] president trump: the time for empty talk is over. ow arrives the hour of action.
[cheers and applause] president trump: 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 mysteries of space, to free the earth from the missries of disease and harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow. a new national pride will stir ourselves, 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms. and we all salute the same great american flag. [cheers and applause] president trump: and whether a child is born in the urban sprall of detroit or the wind-swept plains of nebraska, they look 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our american destiny. goodness and e, 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. [cheers and applause] president trump: thank you. god bless you. and god bless america. thank you. go
>> a on c-span, washington journal live is next. then we will take you live to the women's march on washington. ♪ that was the 45th president of the united states, donald trump, giving his inauguration address yesterday. that speech focused on putting america first and returning control of the government to the american people. he also spoke of unity missing america can only be strong if it is united in the name of patriotism. ," today's "washington journal we are asking our viewers, can president trump unite the