Okay, all those people who said Donny didn’t write his own speech were wrong. The vast conspiracy of furriners and elitists against ordinary ’murricans has been exposed! “America First!” repeated ad nauseam ten different ways.
This was manipulation, pure and simple. He knew his audience: No one standing for hours in January in Washington was a doubter. He couldn’t stand to disappoint them. The billions of people listening around the world? He’ll deal with them later.
There was no mention of either his predecessor (other than with respect to the transition) or his general election opponent, for which he will be wrongly criticized. The only possible reaction of that crowd to their names would be booing and catcalling. He did them a favor by leaving them out of this.
We may yet be a great nation again, but we have another small-minded president.