( A one minute speech)
” BELIEVE IN ME my fellow Americans, these shining words are not entirely my own.
I alone can make America great again. Fix it.
So let’s avoid unseemly excitement about today’s routine transfer of power.
You have hired me only to administer one of our three branches of government, and only for four years.
I hope it will pass without having to bother you with reminders of my existence.
Weeks during which there will be nothing much of importance to hear from or about me as I go about the humdrum business of seeing that the laws enacted here on Capitol Hill are faithfully executed.
I promise you this: On the 100th day of my administration, America will be . . . pretty much indistinguishable from what it is today.
I will bring the country together, bring the country back to work, making sure we’re safe and secure, making sure Americans are safe in their homes and jobs by building walls.
Would you, my over-excited countrymen, really want it any other way?
Things are much better than they once were — slavery? gone; the Oregon Trail? replaced by the Interstate Highway System — but things could be better.
We have nothing to fear but you’re insufficient fear of what has been done on your behalf and at your behest. The nation’s fate is now in my hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in yours or the CIA.
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
Look, I’m going to give a short inauguration. I am a work in progress.
I alone Donald J Trump, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Let’s just say that I would not remember now who provided one word or one line.
Ask not what you country can do but what I can do for the country. We are all going to have a special relationship.”
Whatever the tone or the message, history tells us the first day of the Trump presidency will be remembered largely for the words the new president speaks.