You know, I previously joked about Trump’s tweet saying that he was writing his speech at the “Winter White House”… I thought it was absurd to imply that he was writing it on his own.
But after hearing his speech, and how dumb it was, I can’t help but wonder if he really did write it all on his own.
The television anchors, reporters and analysts covering President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech may have appeared on different networks, but they were united in their depictions of Trump’s speech.
“A speech that, in the early 1960s, gave us ‘ask not,’ today gave us ‘American carnage,’” said MSNBC anchor Brian Williams.
“One of the most radical inauguration speeches we’ve ever heard … Pure populism,” CNN’s Jake Tapper said.
“This was Donald Trump seizing power, in the sense that there is a new sheriff in town,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said. “The American carnage must stop right here, right now. … This was the speech of an insurgent, the leader of a revolt that has won and taken control of Washington.”
And that’s putting it charitably.
His speech was weird.
It came from a position of entitlement… it was written like the “ransom notes” kids give their parents.
We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
It listed off a bunch of things, give me this give me that, but wish lists don’t make for moving speeches.
We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.
It did not speak of the American way… it did not speak of personal responsibility, liberty, and the continuing struggle for peace.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
The speech spoke of doom and gloom… and that’s about it.
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
Well that’s just not true… is it.
Anyways… just such a wonderful speech.
But whatever. None of this really matters does it. His speech will be recorded and then filtered over and over again through historical lenses… people will look back and twist and contort the written words to fit their understanding of history. How Trump delivered his speech and the context in which it was given are not things easily recorded.
So… I mean… maybe Trump wrote it all himself, maybe it was little Steve Bannon, maybe it was that Kushner kid. I don’t know.
The full text of Trump's speech can be found here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/20/donald-trumps-inaugural-address-full-text-as-prepared-for-delivery/
I am not totally sure that Donald Trump has the attention span, or the mental capacity, to read anything let alone actually write a whole speech.
While people continue to pretend that humans do not age, do not lose mental abilities, and do not ever need any help or anybody to ever care about their well-being… it seems very clear to me that Donald Trump has either had an astounding change in personality where he now doesn’t bother to finish sentences or the much more likely scenario where Donald Trump’s cognitive abilities have declined to the point where everyone should be concerned.
An individual who cannot complete a sentence is one who is almost certainly in need of medical care.