For President Trump, it’s all about America’s interest

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President Donald Trump on Friday used his inaugural speech to champion the cause for protectionism across the United States.

“From this moment on, it’s going to be America First,” Mr. Trump said. “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.”

Mounting the Capitol Hill platform overlooking the Washington Monument, Mr. Trump scolded recent past American leaders for what he said was failing to put the interest of the United States at the front of major policy decisions; a trend he promised to reverse.

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

Mr. Trump said he will use his presidency to pursue the interest of America first in everything he does for the time he will serve as the leader of the world’s most powerful nation.

“We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American,” Mr. Trump said.

But he dialled back considerably from his often contentious rhetoric during the campaign.

“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 civilised 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,” he said.

At some point, Mr. Trump, who was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, made reference to the bible.

“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,” he said.

His speech drew immediate criticism from mostly Democratic Party strategists who slammed it as being too much on populist rhetoric and a pander to the far right.

David Axelrod, a former aide to ex-President Barack Obama, likened Mr. Trump’s speech to a “Communist manifesto.”


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  • Rommel

    I didn’t hear Trump talk about BIAFRA and granting independence, I’d like IPOB people to give reasons for this oversight

    • Otile

      Did he talk about a horde of Northern parasitic rules trooping to US to beg money and arms, can you give reasons for that oversight?

      • Smart

        If trump deport those drug Baron and gun runners (kanu supporters) Nigeria will not accept them, let them go to Israel or find another no mansland

        • Otile

          if Great Britain deports Imam the dullard of Daura, are you oduafraudians going to accept him? Let him escape to Somalia and join the bravest jihadists of Allahu.

          • Smart

            pmb is a president, just like Trump, does biafraud has a leader? Not to talk of a president.

      • Rommel

        Autsch! so that visit is still hurting some people? no wonder this heightened demonstration against Barack Obama,yes he did talk about America first, made references to how they have been helping others at the expense of themselves,that was a veiled reference to the thing you are talking about

      • Smart

        Anti Trump Demonstrations your demagogue everywhere, Germany, Australia, newzealand, UK etc. How can he have time for the support of some black……. In Nigeria

  • El Patron

    President Trump, we wont take it!!! What about Biafra? Ok maybe he didnt finish his sentence. America first and then Biafraud second

  • Decimator

    Should it have been about the interest of the Tyrant of the Nigerian Enclave, Mohammadu Buhari and his fellow Jihadist of the Larger Fulani Nation that the then Muslim president of the United States, Barrack Hussein Obama dearly served, to the detriment of American interest?

  • Julius

    Noooooooooo!!..Its all about Biafraud interest for Trump. He is gonna tell Nigeria what to do..so the Ibos were so happy but, I did not see their representatives meeting and shaking hands with him…sup wit dat. lolz

    • Otile

      Abdul,
      Did you as the chief tout of oduafraudians shake hands with President Trump?

      • Julius

        Faggot, you trolling again ooo !!

        • Otile

          Abdul,
          As the chief tout of oduafraudians you will never forget your favorite vulgar phrase …faggot, you trolling again. Odale ku rire o.

  • Mosley

    Politicians and rhetorics. Trump said it is American interest first. Was there any time it was not American interest first? In Syria, Iraq, Libya, North and South Korea, China, Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, NATO etc, it has always been American interest first or was there a time it was Nigerian interest? Trump swore to defend the constitution of the US and that entails American interest first just like his predecessors. All those talk about American interest first is a bore, there is nothing new about it.

    • Otile

      Oh yes, Obama hugged his fellow Mohammedan Buhari, gave him surplus arms, and money, invited Northen Islamic rulers to wine and dine with him. Towards the end B Hussien Obama was tilting towards Islamic Nigeria first.

      • Smart

        “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.” by TRUMP

        Get ready to be deported, modern slaves of oyibo,

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  • tony H

    Not Islam. Not Israel. Not Pope. Not Herdsmen. Not Fulani! Not Sultan. Not Hausa. Not Oba. Just America. How I wish my leaders can say or do the same.

    • Smart

      “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.”

      Hope he will not deport his biafran supporters, because they are many in that country doing both legitimate and illegitimate business