“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” – President Donald J. Trump
By. Prashant Solomon
So Donald John Trump took the oath of office on January 20, 2017 and is now the 45th President of the United States of America. I hope and pray that his term in office will be marked by stability around the world, new jobs in America, a better healthcare system and a more stable and safe world. Though his Inaugural Address lacked the poetic skills of JFK or even the eloquence of BO, it was typical Trump – say it as you mean it in simple straight language without mincing words. His comments about the Washington D.C. elite would have certainly ruffled a lot of feathers in the establishment, but that after all is what he has been saying all along. That is the message that got him elected in the first place. The people of the United States of America were sick and tired of the way things work in Washington D.C. and voted for not just change, but on the face of it – radical change. But having said all that, what struck a chord with me was that the first thing the new president did was to thank everyone, yes even the people of the world!
In my mind, Donald Trump is a very successful, intelligent man and while politeness and political correctness may not be his style, he has an ironic sense of humility. I have noticed how he thanks and praises people who work for him and others. While his attacks on his detractors may be vicious and unapologetic, his appreciation and swiftness to action is equally powerful. I am optimistic about him as president and hope he will lead the world to better days ahead. God bless him!
Some of my favourite quotes from his inaugural address –
- When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
- 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.
- 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 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, but always pursue solidarity.
- 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 industries and technologies of tomorrow. A new national pride will stir our souls, 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.