President Donald J Trump Inaugural Address (Video and Transcript)…

After taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump delivered a historic inaugural address.  Voices who contemplated or predicted a speech of lofty prose and familiar political rhetoric would find themselves immediately headed for their safe spaces.

President Trump delivered a clear , simple and plain spoken speech, targeted with specific purpose in delivery toward the professional political class.


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

[TRANSCRIPT]  Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for 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.

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 American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its 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.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.  It belongs 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.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.  The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

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 the just and reasonable demands of 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 knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

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.

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.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

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 moment on, it’s going to be America First.

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.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

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.

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.

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 for everyone to follow.

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.

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.

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 is totally unstoppable.

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 are protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.

In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.

We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over.

Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not let anyone tell you 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 miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.

It is 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, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept 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.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:

You will never be ignored again.

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 America.

President Donald J Trump


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200 Responses to President Donald J Trump Inaugural Address (Video and Transcript)…

  1. fedback says:

    Noticed that Mr. Trump walked into the inauguration with the look and movements of a prize fighter entering the ring for a championship bout.
    And boy, did he deliver

    Liked by 12 people

  2. Charles says:

    Independence Day by Martina McBride (for a battered America)

    Liked by 5 people

    • Bruce Fauth says:

      So appropriate. Thanks. God bless America.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Yes Charles true.

      Thank heavens we don’t have to burn down the house.

      MAGA President Donald J Trump.


    • Agave says:

      Charles; Thanks for that video. I’m not a C&W music listener, but this was a great song! She has a fantastic voice…and is very attractive. I lean toward female blues singers because I love a strong female voice, but I’ll be looking out for Martina McBrides work now. I love you Treepers…always checking my preconceived notions!


      • Charles says:

        Yeah, I kinda crush on Martina… here she is doing one of my fav’s “My Valentine”:

        And maybe this will tickle your blues ear; Reba McEntire’s rendition of “Sunday Kind of Love”


  3. Dora says:

    Another record.


    Trump sets record for most prayers in inaugural ceremonies

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  4. Dora says:

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  5. georgiafl says:

    President Trump’s first speech was a well-deserved spanking/slap in the face for the living past Presidents and legislators today.

    Mr. Trump says he will be the greatest jobs President God ever created. He says his goal is Jobs, Jobs, JOBS!

    Not a moment too soon:

    Since 2000 almost all new jobs have gone to immigrants.

    “All of the net gains in in jobs since 2007 have gone to immigrants — both legal and illegal — according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, meaning that fewer native-born Americans are working today than were at the end of 2007.”

    “Today, after four decades of rampant visa dispensations, reports document sustained compression to our nation’s middle class; real average hourly wages are lower today than they were in 1973; all net job creation among working-age people went to foreign workers from 2000-2014; the number of struggling Americans forced to rely on welfare has reached a record high; overcrowded schools, which are now majority-minority, have struggled to accommodate the growing number of students that qualify for reduced lunch programs and require English language instruction; an influx of a diverse student body with fewer English speakers has sent U.S. test scores plummeting; and the importation of criminal organizations has negatively impacted the safety of what are now gang-besieged communities.”

    All U.S. Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

    “A Tufts University study found the TPP will cost nearly 450,000 American jobs in the next nine years.”

    What Jobs? 665,000 job losses –

    YOU CAN THANK our Legislators and Obama – including Señors CRUZ AND RUBIO for the loss of 500,000 jobs for Americans – that these jobs went to immigrants. –

    Liked by 8 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Money for foreign aid and vain foreign wars and economically ruinous treaties has been given priority over our infrastructure, our citizens well being and our veterans.

      Look at the record of those living Presidents and their enablers:

      Korea and Viet Nam were also more for the benefit of ‘military industrial complex’ than because of national necessity.

      Look at the debt and the waste.


      Liked by 8 people

  6. President Donald Trump signs first bill into law!

    “Prior to the luncheon held in the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump signed his first bill into law: waiving the legal requirement for Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis in order for him to carry out his duties as defense secretary. Unless there is such a waiver, there is a law that requires those who have served in uniform to be a civilian for at least seven years prior to taking key position in the Defense Department. Congress passed the waiver last week.

    “The other papers signed by Trump were to declare a national day of patriotism and making his cabinet nominations official, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.”

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  8. shadowcole says:

    Love this speech, I was cheering through the whole thing, thank God I work from home and can watch tv.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Rox says:

    I read the speech and I am crying. I’ll be 50 this year and never have I felt so hopeful as I do now.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Ken H says:

      Rox, many of us feel more hope today than we have in a long time, at least eight years. I will be 60 this year and actually feel like I will be able to retire soon, while I am still young enough to enjoy myself a bit.


  10. Mikeydoo says:

    Thank you God. Thank you God. Thank you God.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Farmon says:

    President Trump (oh I like the sound of it):

    You. Da. Man!!! Praise the Lord! My faith is not in man but in the Lord Jesus Christ but today President Trump you have done our nation proud. Just when my unbelief was taking a great toll God reminds me that He always keeps his promises.

    I look forward to witnessing the removal of the swamp things. If I can be of help just let me know. On a guy note, the Marine who walked Melanie/First Lady to and from her seat: Class act, and a stud to boot. What an assignment for him. He’ll always remember that one. Seriously, God bless all our vets and our active military, man you make us proud!

    It was so great also to see such a unified first family as they have been all throughout. They get that family comes first and it was good for America to see that.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Sherlock says:

    The speech was perfect. Not the usual political b.s, but a real calling-out of those on their way out, and a gauntlet thrown down–this election didn’t end the fight, it began it, and Trump is determined to finish it. MAGA!!

    Liked by 4 people

    • woohoowee says:

      The Establishment can’t beat President Trump and they never could 🙂 Not individually nor collectively. And when President Trump got to DC, he had us with him! WINNING!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. MrE says:

    Loved Loved Loved this. Right up there with his Gettysburg Address 2.0 during the campaign.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. JAS says:

    Excellent speech. I particularly liked the foreign policy message:

    “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 for everyone to follow”

    Liked by 3 people

  15. getfitnow says:

    A quote for the ages: “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”
    President Donald J. Trump

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  16. Miss America says:

    The speech was word perfect, in tone and message. President Trump certainly put to rest all the whispers of “he won’t do what he said; he will change once he is elected.”

    As soon as it was over my mom (a Hillary supporter) called up all upset because Trump wasn’t being conciliatory and it wasn’t “unifying”.

    I heard lots of unity! As in, we are all Americans, under one flag, no matter where we live or our skin color; we all have the same dreams and were formed by the same Creator.

    The best part to me was the undisputed return to our Christian heritage, and putting Islam on notice.

    Liked by 8 people

  17. Screwtape says:

    Chills. I didn’t get to hear the speech yet but it reads wonderfully.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Bonitabaycane says:

    Making America, America Again!

    Liked by 4 people

  19. C. Lowell says:

    Can’t imagine Obama liked this speech, but Donald’s deplorables doubtless loved it…

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Mr. Morris says:

    I loved President Trump’s honest speech. Straightforward and tough. ” Our job is to serve the American people”. “America First”. Yes! Yes! Yes!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. EbonyRapror says:

    I’m not sure what welled up inside me – maybe it was patriotism, maybe it was hopefulness, maybe it was thankfulness, maybe it comes from divine joy. It was probably all of those things and more. I’ve had this experience other times in my life and the common realization is that God has moved in my life, or in this case He has moved in our lives. It evokes in me an emotion that is peaceful and exciting at the same time. I almost can’t catch my breath as the wellspring of emotion rises inside me. I feel thankful that God has not abandoned our country. I pray that He will guide President Trump to do His will .

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  22. David Caskey says:

    Happy days are here again, the sky is blue, we will sing again, happy days are here again.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. dreadnok89 says:

    Unreal. I can also say i saw a us president in person now too! He would walk around his casinos in atlantic city and greet people. A solid and nice guy. He greeted me like he knew me and i was a dumb 20 year old kid there to see a boxing match

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  24. toriangirl says:

    Still unable to find adequate words to describe that speech save to say that it was the best political speech I’ve ever heard in my lifetime.

    Liked by 3 people

  25. clash108 says:


  26. President Trump: For our obstructionist all-talk Congress, it’s time for the IRS to audit every member of Congress, every NGO and its leadership, every Lobbyist and Lobbying Firm, and every Corporate/Individual Donor affected by Congress JUST AS OFTEN as it has audited YOU.

    Alternatively, they might enact the Trump Agenda NOW, pass Term Limits and then resign for the good of the nation.

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  27. Nightcrawler says:

    Hooray USA!!!

    Wonderful, moving ceremony. At first I was disappointed- Pres. Trump was seeming to be repeating a rally speech. Then it began to dawn on me. No. He’s calling these guys out to their faces and announcing that he is the real deal.
    Man! Cojones the size of planets!

    The unspoken line? “I go through guys like you just to get to a real fight!”

    Liked by 2 people

  28. 4bleu says:

    Trump’s big extended family has been a delight to discover – a fresh and lively collection of grandchildren, children and relatives.

    The Clintons and Obamas are alike in the total lack of extended family. Both Bill and Barack had the same sort of fathers – absent, unknown – their families don’t project any sense of depth – a cool rootlessness that makes them seem somewhat sterile and without genuine warmth or sense of duty to the next generation.

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  29. Warren says:

    In the version above at the end it looks like Bill Clinton was hanging out to shake Trump’s hand and reached to do so then you see Trump walking back – did he shake the hand or was Bill left hanging?


  30. All American Snowflake says:

    President Donald J. Trump just gave the greatest inaugural address in the history of the United States of America

    “Living in the love of the common people
    Smiles from the heart of a family man.”


    • All American Snowflake says:

      I’ve often wondered what the Dreamers would think of my American Nightmare with evil in ascendancy and Obama on the Throne.


    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Thanks for this song. I had forgotten they did this one. My favorites from theFour Preps are “Big Man” and “Twenty-Six Miles.”


  31. Neural says:

    Among the many things to be thankful for today, I am thankful that for at least 4 years, the Desk in the Oval Office will be used properly and respectfully, not as a foot rest for tyrants.

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  32. rsanchez1990 says:

    Always worth watching, here is the speech that started it all (with great introduction by Ivanka):

    Notice how much of that first speech didn’t change from then till now in the inauguration speech. Main difference is the inauguration speech is of course more presidential.


  33. Worst part of the day is all the shots with smilin’ Ryan in them. Can’t wait till Trump wipes that off his face.

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  34. David says:

    Trump gave one of the best inauguration speeches in the history of the United States. It will be quoted in history books in the future. Most such speeches are claptrap about coming together in unity. Trump made it clear if you want unity, you get with the program, and that program is no more fat cats serving themselves in DC…now DC has to serve the people.

    I wish him the best, the Uni-Party is going to try and throw those words back in his face, but the mere act of doing so exposes them.


  35. tampafan says:

    Watched FBN for the first time in a year….had fun listening to Varney and Charles Payne in the AM (Varney was going OFF on rioters), but then Cavuto came on…what an idiot. Like the dumbest guy in the class that can’t stop talking. Thought I was listening to CNN.


  36. That speech was bare knuckled populism and I loved it!

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  37. katnaur says:

    So many beautiful words have been already said, thank you CTH and all the commenters, I was not born in USA, came here legally to live among free and brave, today I am very proud to be a small part of free and brave America. Amazing victory.

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  38. barton2016 says:

    That speech was amazing


  39. pcockroft says:

    Donald Trump made an excellent speech today. We are glad that he is in office. He will make America great again.


  40. WeThePeople2016 says:

    This is one of my favorite lines of his speech today:

    “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.”

    So true. His speech was very patriotic. He knows that in the last 8+ years, Americans have not seen the leaders in our country display American pride. He knows what that does to a country. After a while, the country starts to lose its way, which is what is happening to us. Hence, BLM, attacks on the police, riots, etc. President Trump knows that honoring our country with dignity and respect brings people together, which is surely needed.


  41. Indy in a Deep Blue Sea says:

    What a historic and truly great day for our country!

    I had the pleasure of watching the speech at work, surrounded by Hillary supporters. I stood there quietly ecstatic, while they stood there mostly stunned, aside from some snarky comments. I was polite, did not say a word to them, and oddly enough I did not smash any windows or burn office equipment to protest the oppression of those whose political beliefs I do not share.


  42. JJ...the first one says:

    The only thing I can share is the song repeating in my head….Oh, happy day…oh, happy day…
    I’m 66 and I want my America back.
    Neither of my parents lived to see the destruction of our nation the last 8 years.


  43. jcthewizard says:

    President Trump Declares WAR!

    Listening to President Trump’s speech live yesterday I was taken with his resolve and noted some phrases that seemed aggressive and demonstrative toward the political establishment which has placed hurdle after hurdle in front of his campaign and objectives. So, I was excited when editing the Inauguration video I came across the new post from Sundance ( with a transcript of the speech. I copied the text from the web page and put it into a Word document, printed it and then followed the video audio while reading and marking up the speech for my own understanding.

    The President just declared WAR against the establishment government! Regardless of party – the declaration is clear:

    “Today we are not merely transferring power . . . but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.”

    “For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.”

    “The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.”

    “That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.”

    “January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again” (This is the line that Sundance used to Name this speech)

    “We . . . are issuing a new decree . . . a new vision . . . America First”.

    “We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.”

    “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.” (Do I hear Ron Paul?)

    “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.”

    This paragraph could cause concern for some – I read “loyalty to our country” to mean loyalty to our founding values; as they ARE the bedrock of our Constitution. With that view; “loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.” Makes perfect sense.

    With loyalty based on paleo-conservative ideals the following paragraph makes clear sense too: “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.”

    Solidarity based upon founding values; ‘America First’, leaves NO ROOM for continuing business as usual; no room for lobbyists money influencing how Congress votes.

    WAR was declared.

    And I stand proudly with our President!

    You may download a transcript of President Trump’s January 20th address in Word at this link:

    Note – you may remove my yellow highlighting by clicking in the document, selecting ‘Ctrl A’ (select all) and then selecting the ‘Text Highlight Tool’ to remove all.


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